Bologna vs Lazio: Match Preview
Bologna hosts Lazio at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Matchday 7 of the 2019/20 Serie A. The Aquile currently find themselves in 6th place while the Veltri sits in 11th place in the top flight of Italian football.
Looking at the previous 10 matches between the two sides, the Biancocelesti have been dominant, with no losses (five wins and five draws). In this period from January of 2014 to May of 2019, they have scored 16 goals, conceded 9, and have been able to keep four clean sheets. In more recent times, Lazio won 2-0 away from home in the first leg but tied 3-3 in the return leg at the Stadio Olimpico, last campaign. In regards to form in the Serie A this campaign, Lazio has a record of 3W-1D-2L, while the Rossoblu has a record of 2W-2D-2L.
A familiar face will not be on the sideline against Lazio, as Sinisa Mihajlovic continues his treatment to battle leukemia. The ex-Lazio player had an enjoyable career with the Biancocelesti scoring 33 goals from 1998-2004.
Bologna vs Lazio: Expected Lineups
Bologna (4-2-3-1): Skorupski; Krejci, Denswil, Danilo, Tomiyasu; Medel, Poli; Sansone, Svanberg, Orsolini; Palacio.
ODDS: Krejci-Mbaye: 55-45%, Poli-Dzemaili: 60-40%, Sansone-Destro: 55-45%, Palacio-Santander: 65-35%
Lazio (3-5-1-1): Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Radu; Lulic, Luis Alberto, Leiva, Milinkovic, Marusic; Correa; Immobile.
ODDS: Marusic-Lazzari: 60-40%, Correa-Caicedo: 55-45%
Bologna vs Lazio: Prediction
Lazio comes off a motivational comeback win after being down 1-0 against Rennes in their UEFA Europa League match. The first half of their match was very disappointing as the Biancocelesti were unable to create any chances and looked very ineffective. However, in the second half at the Stadio Olimpico, Simone Inzaghi made two key substitutions which helped lead to a 2-1 win. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto each made an impact in the match; the Serbian scored one goal and provided one assist while the Spaniard provided an assist. This victory summed up a good week for the Aquile: in their most recent Serie A match, they convincingly won 4-0 against Genoa.
Bologna comes off a disappointing loss 1-0 against Udinese, a team that has not been great this season. It was a result that the Rossoblu will want to forget after being shutout. The club has had a decent start to the season, and, in most matches, they have looked rather strong in their gameplay.
All in all, it is important to note that Lazio has not lost to Bologna in the last ten outings. Although away from home, expect the same outcome in this match.
Prediction: Bologna 1-2 Lazio