Roma vs Bologna
Italy – Serie A
Date: Monday, 18th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Serie A, especially the top tier, has become really competitive. The She-Wolf, even with their insane consistency this season, has been struggling to keep their place in the European spots. Juventus and Napoli have carved a space for their own, but there’s no telling what might happen regarding the other four open positions.
Such is the pressure on each of these teams, that a single extra point will help La Magica jump three spots higher. Just for the reason, the team will be eagerly looking towards this next tie with hope.
The Greyhounds, their next opponents, are one of the weakest in the entire division, and is on the brink of the relegation zone, currently avoiding it, just due to their marginally superior goal difference.
The team which has secured just a single win on the road the whole season will definitely be on the back-foot, as they take this trip to Rome.
Roma vs Bologna Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four wins in a row saw clean sheets by the victors.
- 11 of the last 13 wins were registered by the Magic One.
- At the Stadio Olimpico, the visitors recorded just a single goal in their last four visits combined.
- The h2h record at this venue is 13-2, in favor of hosts.
- 12 of the last 17 games at this stadium had the home team scoring two or more goals.
Roma vs Bologna Prediction
Eusebio Di Francesco’s men will view this tie as an opportunity to register some easy points on the board and improve their goal difference as well, considering their opponents are struggling to stay afloat the relegation line.
Roma also has the home advantage going in their favor. On top of that, they have been nothing short of mesmerizing at home this season, with 18 unbeaten ties out of 21 attempts. It’s imperative to keep in mind that two of these losses were against Real Madrid and Tottenham.
Expect them to take three points from this tie against their struggling visitors, who have remained winless in 21 of their last 25 overall matches, and 20 of their last 21 away match-ups. Also, consider that the h2h ties are highly skewed towards the I Giallorossi, with 11 of the last 13 wins, and 13 of the last 15 at this venue going their way.
Since the Red and Blues hold the distinction of having the second-worst offense in the Serie A and has failed to score in three of their last appearances at the Stadio Olimpico, I expect the hosts to keep their nets clean for the whole ninety minutes.
Roma vs Bologna Betting Tips
Roma to Win to Nil @ 2.50 (3/2)
The Hosts to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 2.20 (6/5).