Bologna vs Lazio by Enzo
Bologna were complete outsides last Sunday evening against Atalanta away from home and the side failed to present themselves more threatening and competitive, suffering narrow 1:0 defeat in the end. The game itself wasn't that interesting, since the players of Atalanta dominated from the first minute however didn't create many dangerous situations.
Still, they managed to score the goal in 71st minute via Cornelius, once they upped the tempo and risked bit more in attack. This defeat broke a run of three consecutive victories of Bologna, as the side remained being at the top half of the table, currently at eight position having three points less than Europa League placed Sampdoria on sixth position.
Right back Ibrahima Mbaye (6/0) is injured, same as central midfielder Saphir Taider (6/0). Suspended is central defender Giancarlo Gonzalez (6/0) who got a red card in last minutes of the previous game.
Lazio, on the other side, continues to play in great form, as the side confirmed their surprising victory over Juventus two weeks ago on the road, with a convincing 3:0 victory at home over Cagliari last Sunday evening. This was sixth consecutive victory for Lazio in all competitions, climbing up to the table in Serie A now to third position together with Juventus, having just three points less than leaders from Napoli.
As for the match against Cagliari, they presented themselves as much more concrete and experienced side, since the visitors actually had more than a decent game, with plenty of things done in attack and surely deserve to score at least once, but the home side was deadly serious every time with a chance created. Immobile continued his good form with two goals in the first halftime, while Bastos sealed the victory in fourth minute of repetition.
Offensive midfielder Felipe Anderson (no performance yet) and right full back Dusan Basta (5/0) are both injured, same as central back Wallace (3/0).
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Lazio's last 9 away games (Serie A).
- Lazio are undefeated in their last 8 matches against Bologna.
Lazio is in such a great offensive form that they are able to score three here alone, however I believe pretty much in-form and solid at home Bologna is also able to present themselves in more than threatening way. Lazio should be able to get a victory here and with a bit luck, we could have very valuable odds coming with easy this time.