AS Roma are desperate for a win to keep their Champions League qualification hopes alive when they visit Bologna in the matchday 32 of the Italian Serie A 2015/16 season. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 19:45 GMT, Monday, 11th April 2015.
The third placed Roma are 13 points below league leaders Juventus and 4 points behind second placed Napoli at the moment. Their form has taken a tremendous U-turn since the appointment of Luciano Spalletti in January and now are now unbeaten in 10 Serie games.
Bologna on the other hand are 14th in the table with 36 points, 8 clear-off the relegation zone and they are on a poor run of form after falling to their third straight defeat last week. The may not have an immediate threat of relegation, but this could change in next two weeks.
Roma are unbeaten in their last 10 matches in the league and the 4-1 away win at Lazio last week marked their 9th win during the period. They have a formidable record at home this season and lost in just 1 out of the 15 games. Their overall home record this season read 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss.
Roma have scored 15 goals in their last 5 home matches and have won in 4 and drawn in 1 during the period.
Bologna’s narrow 1-0 defeat at home to Verona last week and this marked their third defeat in a row. They haven’t won in their last 6 matches, with the previous three ending in 0-0 draws. Moreover, they have just 1 win from their last 9 league games.
They have scored just one goal in their last 6 league games and conceded 7 in the process, all of them coming during their last matches which end in defeats. Bologna’s away form in the last 5 Serie A games read LLDWL and 9 of the last 10 away games saw under 2.5 goals.
Roma: Team News
Radja Nainggolan is suspended, while Norbert Gyömbér is the only injured player for Roma. Other than that head-coach Luciano Spalletti have a full strength squad to choose from in welcomeing Bologna.
Roma: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Szczesny – Digne, Rudiger, Manolas, Florenzi – Pjanic, Keita – Shaarawy, Perotti, Salah – Dzeko.
Bologna: Team News
Mattia Destro and Archimede Morleo are injured and can be ruled out for the trip to Rome. Emanuele Giaccherini is suspended, while Saphir Taider is a minor doubt.
Bologna: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Mirante – Rossettini, Gastaldello, Maietta, Masina – Brighi, Diawara, Donsah – Rizzo, Floccari, Mouneir.
Roma vs Bologna: Head-to-Head Stats
Roma’s record in last 6 league meetings against Bologna is 2 wins, 3 draws and a defeat.
While playing at home, Roma have won in 3, drawn 2 and lost 1 from the last 6.
The first leg clash between the two sides in this season’s Serie A ended in a 2-2 draw.
Roma vs Bologna: Prediction
Roma are looking too good for the money at the moment and will be too hot to handle for a struggling Bologna. The Rossoblu have lost three in a row now and could be set for their fourth straight defeat on Monday night.
Roma are free scoring side and found the back of the net 19 times in last 6 meetings, while Bologna scored just once in their last 6.
My Prediction for this match is Roma to win to nill and it is very likely that they score at least 2 goals. At the same time, I won’t recommend to bet on over/under goals or on both teams to score, which I believe is very risky since Bologna will be looking to park the bus hoping to salvage a point.