NEWS
Friday December 22 2017
Line-ups: Chievo-Bologna

Both Chievo and Bologna go into the Stadio Bentegodi level on 21 points in this crunch match to break away from the drop zone.

It kicks off at 17.00 GMT and you’ll be able to follow the build-up and action to this game and Cagliari-Fiorentina on the Liveblog.

The Flying Donkeys have lost only twice at home and held both Napoli and Roma here, but are fresh from a damaging 1-0 defeat to Crotone.

That puts them perilously close to the drop zone and they’ve won only one of their last eight games.

Lucas Castro and Riccardo Meggiorini are side-lined, so Manuel Pucciarelli partners Roberto Inglese with Valter Birsa in support.

Bologna had a very strong run, but have since managed only one point from three rounds and are seeking some lost momentum.

Rodrigo Palacio and Federico Di Francesco are still on the treatment table, meaning Ladislav Krejci steps in to complete the trident attack with misfiring Mattia Destro and free kick specialist Simone Verdi.

Bologna have won this fixture only once in 14 visits between Serie A and B, 1-0 in October 2011, along with seven draws and six defeats.

Chievo: Sorrentino; Cacciatore, Gamberini, Tomovic, Jaroszynski; Bastien, Radovanovic, Hetemaj; Birsa; Inglese, Pucciarelli

Bologna: Mirante; Mbaye, Gonzalez, Helander, Masina; Nagy, Pulgar, Poli; Verdi, Destro, Krejci