Bologna and Roma face off in round 15 at Stadio Renato Dell'Ara, and it has the look of a tight match between two teams currently looking evenly matched. Bologna step onto the pitch at 9th in the Serie A table on 21 points following 14 rounds. Roma are number 5 in the standings with 25 points after 14 matches.
Roma are aiming to extend the lead on Bologna in the Serie A when they go toe-to-toe this coming Wednesday. On the other hand, the hosts should be motivated to not let the current gap get any bigger.
Bologna go into their next Serie A match, averaging a humble 1.5 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 15 goals, while also conceding 16 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.6 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times. Roma are currently performing rather modestly when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors this coming Wednesday managed a bearable 13 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 1.3 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 10 goals. They claimed 5 clean sheets as they averaged 1 against per match.
Facts and figures for Bologna vs Roma in Serie A.
- Bologna scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Bologna's last 3 of 5 matches;
- Bologna conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches.
- Roma scored in the last 16 of 18 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Roma's last 2 of 4 matches.
Current form — Bologna v. Roma
Bologna paddling along
Results have been on par for Bologna in their past games, as they have performed more or less according to expectations. Bologna are a bit back and forth at the moment, but at least mostly forth, as they beat Sampdoria by 2-1. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 1-0 against Venezia, before claiming 3 points in a 1-0 win against Spezia.
Roma hope to boost points tally
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Roma in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. Roma have been in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last 3 matches on the bounce. Genoa got left behind in a 0-2 win before Zorya got hammered in a 4-0 victory. Torino was the most recent victim in a 1-0 win for Roma.
It has the look of an equal match-up in theory, Roma, however, still represents slightly better value in our opinion than Bologna. Bookies have a home win priced at 3.10, with 2.20 for the away win. Adding a draw to the accumulator will get you odds 3.60. It all comes down to your preferred betting strategy.
Bologna v. Roma — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other in the Serie A, back in abril 2021, Roma collected all three points. Bologna head into their upcoming match against Roma with a 20% winning record in recent Serie A meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 2-1-7 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 70%. The past 10 matches between Bologna and Roma have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals on Wednesday.
Current standings in the Serie A
Looking at the current Serie A standings, Bologna and Roma are currently 4 points and 4 places apart. Roma will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Bologna on Wednesday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Bologna will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Bologna and Roma.
Marko Arnautovic has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Bologna are relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Roma will be looking to Tammy Abraham in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 2 goals in his latest games.