Bologna vs Inter: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Inter celebrate
Inter celebrate / Marco Luzzani/GettyImages

Serie A returns from the winter break on Thursday as league leaders Inter travel to face Bologna.

Simone Inzaghi has enjoyed an impressive start to life as Nerazzurri head coach after succeeding Antonio Conte in the summer, with Inter currently atop Serie A and riding a seven-game winning run heading into the new year.

Bologna, meanwhile, sit just five points outside of the European spots under Siniša Mihajlović and boast a strong home record this season with victories over both Lazio and Roma.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.

How to watch Bologna vs Inter on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Thursday 6 January, 11:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Stadio Renato Dell'Ara
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 1 (UK), Paramount+ (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel, Serie A YouTube channel
Referee? Giovanni Ayroldi
VAR? Daniele Doveri

Bologna team news

Aaron Hickey
Hickey has impressed for Bologna this season / Alessandro Sabattini/GettyImages

Bologna were dealt a blow at the weekend when it was revealed left back Aaron Hickey had tested positive for Covid-19.

Otherwise, Mihajlović has a full complement of players to choose from, although Kingsley Michael and Jerdy Schouten are doubts.

Inter team news

Edin Dzeko
Dzeko will be absent for Inter / Giuseppe Bellini/GettyImages

Edin Dzeko will be absent for Inter after the Bosnian recently tested positive for Covid-19.

Inzaghi will hope there isn't further disruption on that front, particularly as Inter are in otherwise good shape - Joaquin Correa notably available again after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Read Inter's predicted lineup here.

Bologna vs Inter head-to-head record

The Bologna faithful will need no reminders about their last meeting with Inter, as Inzaghi's men coasted to a 6-1 victory at San Siro earlier this season.

Inter have not lost at the Renato Dell'Ara in over 12 years, although they did taste defeat against the Rossoblu in July 2020 in a 2-1 home loss.

Bologna vs Inter score prediction

Simone Inzaghi, Stefan de Vrij, Edin Dzeko, Milan Skriniar
Inzaghi embraces his players / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Inter have been in imperious form since the autumn, which has led to suggestions that they have improved as a collective since their Scudetto triumph under Conte last season.

Dzeko's absence will be a blow, but Inzaghi's side still boast enough firepower in attack to get the job done against a Bologna outfit who do have the ability to cause problems.

Prediction: Bologna 0-2 Inter