Lazio will be hoping to further plant their flag in the top four spots with a win over a rising Bologna.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Bologna and Lazio kicks off at 20.45 local time on Saturday 11th March at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna.
To find out how to watch Bologna vs Lazio in your respective country, check out this verified list of international TV listings.
Bologna vs Lazio: Recent History
Bologna have found a new lease of life under coach Thiago Motta this season, becoming a team on the fringes of the European qualification spots. The team have picked up some strong wins in recent weeks, including a 1-0 victory over Inter and 2-1 win over Fiorentina.
Thiago Motta’s side sit 8th in the league table, tied on points with Juventus and seven points behind 6th place Atalanta. Whilst a European finish may prove impossible for the Rossoblu, they’ll still be keen to show their strengths in the final weeks of the season.
Lazio have continued to look strong domestically since recovering from their slip in form and the team won their last three consecutive league outings, beating Salernitana, Sampdoria and league leaders Napoli.
In Europe, the Biancocelesti still look wildly inconsistent, suffering a 2-1 loss at home to AZ Alkmaar in the Conference League Round of 16 first leg. The odds will be stacked against Maurizio Sarri’s side as they head to the Netherlands next week, desperate for a win.
Bologna vs Lazio: Team News
Bologna cannot count on Nicolas Dominguez and Nicola Bagnolini, both of whom are out injured. The rest of the squad is fit and healthy, giving Thiago Motta a number of options across the pitch.
Lazio cannot count on star striker Ciro Immobile, out with a muscle issue, and defender Nicolo Casale is also in doubt due to a calf problem. Adam Marusic is suspended after picking up his 5th yellow card of the season in the win over Napoli.
Expected Starting Lineups
Thiago Motta is unlikely to change his Bologna squad too much for the match, although there are still a few doubts. Georgios Kyriakopoulos could start over Roberto Soriano and Marko Arnautovic may also be in the starting lineup in favour of Joshua Zirkzee.
Maurizio Sarri could look to start Danilo Cataldi over Matias Vecino and Patric could be brought in to replace Casale, depending on the Italian’s calf issue. Felipe Anderson will again play as the false nine, replacing the injured Immobile.
Bologna (4-2-3-1): Skorupski; Posch, Sosa, Lucumi, Cambiaso; Medel, Schouten; Orsolini, Ferguson, Soriano; Zirkzee.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Lazzari, Casale, Romagnoli, Hysaj; Milinkovic-Savic, Vecino, Luis Alberto; Pedro, Felipe Anderson, Zaccagni.