Bologna and Fiorentina will meet in this 23rd round of league fixtures. Both have had some tough results recently but Bologna have been unlucky at points while the crisis seems more serious and deep-set for the Viola. Today’s statistical comparison looks at two famous and talented sons in Federico Di Francesco and Federico Chiesa.
After suffering a bad muscle injury at the start of November, the Rossoblu man has been limited to 13 appearances and 947 minutes on the pitch. On the other hand, the Viola winger has made 22 appearances and played for 1,709 minutes. Both have very similar passing statistics with the Bologna man on 77.7 per cent from a total of 227 attempts and the Fiorentina player is on 79.2 per cent from a total of 481. Di Francesco is ahead in individual duels with a success rate of 74.8 per cent from 90 one-on-one situations while Chiesa os on 45.3 per cent from a sample size of 234. They have won the ball back 43 and 108 times respectively while the Fiorentina man more successful in the tackle with a 66.7 per cent success rate compared to his Bologna counterpart who is on 53.8 per cent.
They’ve committed 12 and 25 fouls and been booked two and four times.
To finish, let’s look at their attacking output. The Rossoblu man has scored one, delivered one assist and created 12 chances while Chiesa has scored four, provided two assists and created 29 dangerous attacking chances.