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The Serie A meeting at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Saturday will see hosts Bologna go up against opponents Lazio.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Bologna v Lazio are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Bologna go into this fixture after a 1-1 Serie A drawn match against Sassuolo.
In that game, Bologna managed 26% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Bologna was Roberto Soriano (17'). At the other end, Sassuolo got 30 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Francesco Caputo (52') was the scorer for Sassuolo.
Siniša Mihajlović's Bologna have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 7 times in their past 6 outings. The corresponding tally of goals that they have conceded in that same time stands at 6.
Analysis of their past results shows that Bologna:
- have not emerged victorious against Lazio in their previous 15 matches in the league. What a terrible run without a win that has been.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Bayern Munich in Champions League competition, Lazio will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Lazio had 43% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Lazio, the goalscorers were Francesco Acerbi (47' Own goal) and Joaquín Correa (49'). At the other end, Bayern München got 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Robert Lewandowski (9'), Jamal Musiala (24') and Leroy Sané (42') scored for Bayern Munich.
Showing their partiality to action-packed encounters, we’ve had goals 20 times in the last six matches in which Lazio have taken to the field, giving a mean average of 3.33 goals per fixture. Opposition teams have got 11 of those goals. Let’s find out whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Going into this contest, Lazio have not lost to Bologna in games played away from home for the previous 8 league games. An fantastic away run.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes going back to 18/03/2018 shows that Bologna have won 0 of them and Lazio 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A combined sum of 19 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 7 of them for Rossoblu and 12 created by i Biancocelesti. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The last league contest between the two was Serie A match day 5 on 24/10/2020 when it ended Lazio 2-1 Bologna.
In that game, Lazio had 48% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorers were Luis Alberto (54') and Ciro Immobile (76').
For their opponents, Bologna had 19 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Lorenzo De Silvestri (91') scored.
The match was refereed by Massimiliano Irrati.
Team News: Bologna
Paolo Faragò (Thigh Problems), Gary Medel (Calf Injury), Federico Santander (Knee Surgery), Andri Fannar Baldursson (Unknown Injury) and Takehiro Tomiyasu (Unknown Injury) are unavailable for Bologna gaffer Siniša Mihajlović. Aaron Hickey cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Lazio
Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi has multiple availability issues to deal with. Stefan Radu (Inguinal Hernia) and Luiz Felipe (Ankle Surgery) miss out here. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Gonzalo Escalante and Joseph Marie Minala.
Our feeling is that Bologna may well find it hard to score goals against this Lazio team who should manage to score & go ahead.
Our tip is therefore for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 win for Lazio at the end of the match.
Let’s see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara (36,462)
Captain: Andrea Poli
Chairman: Joey Saputo
Manager: Siniša Mihajlović
Competitions: Serie A position 12
🔑 Key Player: Riccardo Orsolini
Normally played in the Right Wing position, Riccardo Orsolini was born in Italy. After having played his first senior match for Ascoli in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Forward has managed 4 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 19 appearances.