AS Roma – Bologna : Preview & Prediction
Roma and Bologna meet at the Stadio Olimpico in a match of the 11th round of Serie A TIM. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stadium was on 06-11-2016, in a game for Serie A TIM that ended with the victory of Roma by (3-0). The goals of the match were scored by Mohamed Salah (13 ‘, 62’ and 71 ‘) for Roma. Although this is a game between 5th and 11th of the overall classification, it is actually a game between the 9th place in home games and the 6th as a visitor.
After 7 wins and 2 losses, the home team is in 5th place, having won 21 points. In the last match, they beat Crotone at home (1-0), having won in the previous game in a game against Torino (0-1). Curiously, this is a team that has achieved better results outside of the home, having won 12 points as a visitor and only 9 in their stadium. In the last five home games for the championship, Roma have recorded 3 wins and 2 losses, having won 9 points out of 15. His attack has marked regularly, since he managed to achieve in 8 of the last 9 games in this competition. This is a team that scores many times first: it opened the scoring in 8 of its last 9 games by Serie A TIM, of these 8 reached the interval in advantage in 6 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of 90 ‘in 7.
Roma have been campaigning well in Serie A and have won 6 of their last 7 matches and are keen to keep up with Napoli, who have a 7-point advantage. match less. The team is characterized by a reasonable attack that has scored 16 goals and is the eighth best of the competition, but the great asset is the defensive system that presents great solidity, conceded only 5 goals in 9 games and is the least leaked of the national. Playing at home, as this Saturday’s showdown, Roma suffered their 2 defeats in the Italian Championship and has been experiencing some difficulty in this type of situation, which was clear in the last game with a lean 1-0 victory over weak Crotone, needing be more consistent in this type of situation. For the match against Bologna, coach Eusebio Di Francesco should have the return of side Emerson who recovers well from injury.
The visiting team is currently in 11th place with 14 points, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Atalanta by (1-0). In the last match, lost at home to Lazio by (1-2). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 9 outside and 5 points at home with 5 goals scored and 8 goals conceded at home against 4 goals scored and 3 goals conceded. In the championship, the Bologna won 9 points in 15 possible, after 3 victories and 2 losses in the last 5 games that played as a visitor. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 9 of their last 22 games finished with Less than 1.5 goals. In 10 games in this competition, he never got around to scoring in the 4 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Bologna have come from 2 consecutive defeats in the Italian League, are falling on the qualifying table and need to seek recovery to try to reach half of the top of the standings. The team has been presenting problems in the attack which has scored only 9 goals and is the seventh worst of the competition, while on the other hand, the defense has suffered 11 goals and is the fifth less leaked, demonstrating the imbalance between the offensive and defensive sectors, something that needs be corrected for the remainder of the national. Playing away from home, Bologna have the sixth best advantage of Serie A with 60% of the points played and it is worth noting that it is the second team that suffered the least goals in this type of situation. For the difficult match against Roma, coach Roberto Donadoni has the return of defender Gonzalez who has completed suspension in the last round.
AS Roma – Bologna : Betting Tips
AS Roma – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70