Lazio v Bologna Betting Tips & Predictions
Lazio entertain Bologna at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday night and there are reasons to think that the Rome side will be thwarted in their quest to secure three Serie A points.
Simone Inzhagi’s team are odds-on to beat a team who are five places lower in the table, although Lazio will come into this match just days after a Coppa Italia final against Atalanta, with the teams potentially going into extra-time on Wednesday night.
Lazio sit eighth in the table and things have gone awry since the beginning of November when the team seemed on course for a top four finish. Seven games without a victory leading up to Christmas set them back and it’s been mid-table ever since.
Recent home form has seen the Rome team wobble against Chievo and Atalanta, with Bologna looking to finish the campaign strongly and they’ll approach their final away game of the campaign with confidence.
On first glance, ten defeats in eighteen away games doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence although we should note that Siniša Mihajlović's team are enjoying a rich vein of form which has seen them win seven of their previous ten clashes.
There was an emphatic 4-1 triumph over Parma last Monday and the team were only just edged out at the San Siro where Milan won 2-1 in an ill-tempered exchange.
A 3-2 win at Torino and a goalless draw at Fiorentina illustrates that different kinds of positive outcomes can be achieved on the road, with the form of Riccardo Orsolini catching the eye after five goals in the previous nine encounters.
Bologna will want to finish as high up the table as possible and this match represents the opportunity to land at least a point against a team who might have tired legs after their Coppa Italia exchange.
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