Sunday March 16 2014
Ballardini believes in Bologna

Davide Ballardini is “confident” Bologna can get the win in a relegation six-pointer with Livorno.

They go head-to-head this afternoon at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“In our last game, we had the worst first half of my tenure,” said the Coach of their 0-0 draw with Sassuolo.

“However, I know that this team can still do a great deal and I am relaxed for this match.

“Every encounter will be important from now to the end of the season, so we require concentration and a lot of hard work.

“The group is in good shape physically, the players have quality and follow my instructions day by day. We have everything it requires to bring home a good result. I am confident.”

Ibson and Francesco Della Rocca are unavailable, but Michele Pazienza has shaken off an injury.

Bologna squad for Livorno: Curci, Malagoli, Stojanovic; Antonsson, Cech, Cherubin, Garics, Crespo, Mantovani, Morleo, Natali, Sorensen; Kone, Krhin, Friberg, Pazienza, Laxalt, Perez; Acquafresca, Bianchi, Cristaldo, Christodoulopoulos, Moscardelli