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Roma will host away side Bologna at Stadio Olimpico di Roma in the Serie A tie on Sunday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Roma v Bologna are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Roma will be looking for another win after the 1-2 Europa League triumph versus Ajax.
In that match, Roma had 36% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Roma, the goalscorers were Lorenzo Pellegrini (57') and Roger Ibañez (87'). For their opponents, Ajax got 15 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Davy Klaassen (39') was the scorer for Ajax.
It has been seldom in recent times where Roma haven’t conceded. In fact, i Giallorossi have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 8 goals during that time.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Inter Milan in Serie A action, Bologna will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Bologna had 55% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Inter Milan got 14 shots at goal with 3 on target. Romelu Lukaku (31') was the scorer for Inter Milan.
Looking at their form, and Bologna have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals overall. In defence, Rossoblu have not been doing too well. Regardless, it remains to be seen whether such a trend shall persist in this next game.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings going back to 31/03/2018 tells us that Roma have won 3 of these games & Bologna 2, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
21 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 12 from i Giallorossi and 9 coming from Rossoblu. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 11 on 13/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Bologna 1-5 Roma.
In that game, Bologna managed 53% possession and 7 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Andrea Poli (5' Own goal).
Roma got 15 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Edin Džeko (10'), Lorenzo Pellegrini (15'), Bryan Cristante (24' Own goal), Jordan Veretout (35') and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (44') scored.
The referee was Gianpolo Calvarese.
Team News: Roma
Leonardo Spinazzola (Thigh Problems), Chris Smalling (Knee Problems), Stephan El Shaarawy (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Marash Kumbulla (Torn Meniscus) and Nicolò Zaniolo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Roma gaffer Paulo Fonseca. Bryan Cristante is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Bologna
Bologna boss Siniša Mihajlović has a number of players out of action. Takehiro Tomiyasu (Muscular problems), Federico Santander (Knee Surgery), Ibrahima Mbaye (Muscle Injury), Gary Medel (Muscular problems) and Aaron Hickey (Surgery) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
For this match, we think that Bologna certainly have the ability to score a goal against this Roma side, however that might not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We are anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Roma at full-time. Definitely a tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Lorenzo Pellegrini
Chairman: Dan Friedkin
Manager: Paulo Fonseca
Competitions: Serie A position 7, Europa League (Quarter-Finals)
⭐ Star Player: Edin Džeko
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Edin Džeko was born in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having made his senior debut playing for Željezničar Sarajevo in the 2003 - 2004 season, the talented Forward has hit 7 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 21 appearances.