Lazio vs Bologna: Saturday, 29 February 2020
Italian Serie A
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
The Biancocelesti, unbeaten since matchday six, are currently riding a three-game winning streak in the league and will be aiming to take down Bologna on Saturday.
Lazio vs Bologna: Match Preview
Ciro Immobile claimed his 27th Serie A goal of the season as Lazio maintained their Scudetto push with a 3-2 win over Genoa at the Luigi Ferraris.
The Biancocelesti, unbeaten since matchday six, are currently riding a three-game winning streak in the league and will be aiming to take down another somewhat shorthanded side, Bologna, this Saturday.
Simone Inzaghi’s side are second on the Serie A ladder, one point behind leaders, Juventus, and five points clear of third-placed Inter Milan, who also have a game in hand.
Lazio have the second-best home record in the competition with ten wins, three draws and zero losses to date, scoring highly impressive 2.85 goals per match on average, whilst allowing 0.85 goals per tie. They have won eight of their last nine home games.
Injury-depleted Greyhounds from Emilia-Romagna capital managed to salvage a point at home to Udinese, thanks to a last-minute equalizer from veteran forward, Rodrigo Palacio.
With three wins, one draw and two losses in their last six league matches, they are eight in the form table and tenth overall, just two points off the Europa League spot occupants, Napoli.
Bologna have a tough schedule coming up as they will tackle title contenders – Lazio, Inter and Juventus – over the next five game weeks.
Sinsa Mihajlovic’s men have recorded five wins, two draws and five losses on their travels this season, scoring and conceding 1.67 goals per match on average. They’re on a good run of form away from home, having won four of their last five road bouts.
Lazio vs Bologna: Team News & Probable Lineups
The wing-back Senad Lulic (20 games – 0 goals) remains out for Lazio; Francesco Acerbi (24/2) is highly doubtful to make it.
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha – Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Radu – Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Jony – Correa, Immobile
Mitchel DIjks (4/0), Mattias Svanberg (12/0) and Ladilslav Krejci (10/1) are on the sidelines; Roberto Soriano (17/3) is expected to make the bench, but Ibrahima M’baye (13/0) is banned.
Bologna (4-2-3-1): Skorupski – Tomiyasu, Bani, Danilo, Denswil – Schouten, Poli – Orsolini, Soriano, Barrow – Palacio
Lazio vs Bologna: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (39 games): Lazio 20 Wins, Bologna 9 Wins, 10 Draws.
- Lazio have won 11 of their 19 home games against the Greyhounds.
- On average 2.84 goals have been scored in their meetings at this venue.
- Both teams have scored in seven of the last nine encounters.
- Lazio have scored two goals or more in seven of the last nine H2H games.
Lazio vs Bologna: Prediction
We can expect another goal-filled affair at the Stadio Olimpico and, ultimately, Lazio win. The well-oiled machine from capital have fantastic record at this venue and I’m confident they will score two or three here, but can’t see them keeping a clean sheet.
With a 2-1 or 3-1 score line hunch, I will take Lazio & Over 2.5 goals and BTTS – Yes. Eight of ten Biancocelesti’s home wins had Over 2.5 goals as well and 75 percent of Bologna’s road games had goals on both ends.
Lazio vs Bologna: Betting Tips
Lazio To Win & Over 2.5 @ 2.02
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.80.