Monday night’s Serie A action sees top-four chasing Roma play host to an out-of-form Bologna side, who currently sit in the relegation zone. The visitors have won just one of their last 16 matches in the competition and the Giallorossi are favourites to win here.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico, Rome – 18 February, kick-off 19:30
Where you can see Roma vs. Bologna: Eleven Sports, William Hill
Last time: Bologna stunned Roma with a 2-0 victory at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara back in September thanks to goals from Federico Mattiello and Federico Santander. Roma have won just three of the last seven meetings between the sides.
|Bologna double chance||15/8||Offer|
|Under 1.5 goals||19/5||Offer|
|Roma/Roma half time/full time||11/10||Offer|
Roma vs. Bologna Predictions and Preview
Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco desperately needed his side’s 3-0 win over basement club Chievo in the last matchday to ease the pressure on his shoulders.
Blowing a three-goal lead at Atalanta to draw 3-3 before losing 7-1 at Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia increased scrutiny on his shoulders, with his side languishing in sixth – but just one point off the top four.
Bologna recently recorded a memorable 1-0 win at Inter to end a run of 14 league games without a win, but unsurprisingly remain in the relegation zone.
Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side drew 1-1 at home to Genoa last time out but remain in the relegation zone despite being level on points with Empoil, in 17th.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 11/10.
One to watch for Roma: Edin Dzeko has scored three goals in his last three Serie A matches as the Bosnian international finally appears to be re-finding his form.
One to watch for Bologna: Paraguayan striker Federico Santander is the dangerman for Bologna, with six goals to his name in Serie A. He netted against Roma this season and also scored in recent visits to Inter and Napoli.
Long shot: Bologna have managed just five goals in their last nine matches while Roma failed to score in recent games against Real Madrid, Udinese and Juventus. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 14/1.