The only Serie A game on Monday is the clash between AS Roma and Bologna that will take place in Rome at Stadio Olimpico. The home team is in a good run, but Bologna are in a desperate need of points, so this game has the potential to be a very interesting affair. So, before putting any money on this match, make sure to read our AS Roma vs Bologna prediction and betting tips!
They aren’t currently among the top 4, but finishing on one of those spots is their plan for the season. AS Roma want to book themselves a place in the Champions League and in order to do it, they will need to keep on playing well.
They’re currently in a pretty good run in the league, with 11 points won in the previous 5 rounds. They haven’t been that good in the cup; actually, they were dreadful. They got hammered 7:1 by Fiorentina less than three weeks ago. However, rather surprisingly, that humiliating defeat didn’t have too much of an impact on their confidence.
In the following match, they played 1:1 with AC Milan at home, then beat Chievo 3:0 in an away game. And the cherry on top was the win over Porto in the Champions League last Tuesday at the Olimpico. All of this shows that AS Roma are very confident that they can get a good result on Monday. And by good, I mean a comfortable win over Bologna.
AS Roma are the third-best team in Serie A in terms of goal scoring with 44 goals after 23 rounds. Surprisingly, Edin Dzeko isn’t their top scorer in the league. The man who’s been brilliant in the Champions League has scored only 5 goals in Serie A. His teammates El Shaarawy and Kolarov have scored more. Maybe it’s time for the Capocannoniere of the 2016/2017 season to get back in a goal-scoring mood in the league?
They have 18 points currently and are among the top favorites for relegation. But, they’ve started showing some signs of improvement in the last couple of weeks. Actually, since the beginning of 2019, they’ve won 5 points in 4 games. And they did it by beating Inter at San Siro and playing draws against SPAL and Genoa.
February seems like a pretty tough month for them, because after the game with Roma they play against Juventus. But, because they’re huge underdogs in these two games, Bologna players can relax and try to fight back.
The problem is that their attack has been dreadful. There’s only one team in the league that’s scored fewer goals than Bologna. And when it comes to their away stats, Bologna have won only 1 match this season on the road. Furthermore, this team has won only two games against AS Roma at the Olimpico in this century.
AS Roma absentees:
- Diego Perotti (injury)
- Cengiz Under (injury)
- Patrik Schick (injury)
- Lyanco (injury)
- Nehuen Paz (injury)
- Roccardo Orsolini (injury)
Olsen – Fazio, Juan Jesus, Santon, Kolarov – Cristante, N’Zonzi, Zaniolo –Pellegrini, Pastore, Dzeko
Skorupski – Danilo, Helander, Pulgar, Calabresi – Dzemaili, Mattiello, Poli, Svanberg – Palacio, Santander
AS Roma vs Bologna Prediction
I have no doubts that AS Roma will win this one. And they’re probably going to do it in style, scoring at least two or three times. The guy I think is going to be in the spotlight in this match is Edin Dzeko. I expect him to score put away at least one goal.
AS Roma vs Bologna Betting Tips
- AS Roma @1.47 (1XBET)
- AS Roma -1.5 AH @2.25 (UNIBET)
- Edin Dzeko to Score @2.10 (SkyBet)