AS Roma vs Bologna
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Friday, 07-02-2020 @10:45pm
Ref: Marco Guida
Roma lost four of the seven matches they have played so far in 2020. Bologna lost just one of their last seven games in all competitions. Roma won only one of their last five fixtures at the Stadio Olimpico. The Giallorossi conceded two goals in three of those five games.
Roma’s underwhelming start to 2020 continued when they were turned over 4-2 in disappointing circumstances at Sassuolo last weekend – a result that saw the Giallorossi replaced in the division’s top four by Atalanta.
The defeat was Roma’s fourth in seven games since the turn of the year, and things are starting to turn a little pear-shaped for manager Paulo Fonseca and his players.
At the Stadio Olimpico, Roma’s results have been particularly sub-par, and they carry a record of just one win from five games on their own patch into their latest test there against Bologna on Friday.
Roma needed an own goal and a penalty kick to secure that solitary home victory against bottom club SPAL in a performance that provided further evidence to suggest that La Lupa are in a bit of a slump.
In contrast, their opponents this week Bologna, seem to have hit a rich vein of form. The Rossoblù avoided defeat in six of their last seven games, recording impressive victories over Atalanta, Lecce, SPAL and Brescia along the way.
Their manner of their most recent back-to-back Serie A triumphs against the latter two of the aforementioned teams would have been huge confidence builders for Bologna, who battled back from a goal down to with both contests, and their last gasp winner against Brescia scored by Mattia Bani is sure to have acted as a catalyst for an extra surge of self-belief.
With a great deal of momentum behind them, Bologna will arrive in Rome looking capable of causing an upset, and with Roma firmly out of the groove at present, we think there are points on offer for the visitors this week.
The other Italian Serie A games this weekend
-Fiorentina vs Atalanta @5pm
-Torino vs Sampdoria @8pm
-Hellas Verona vs Juventus @10:45pm
-SPAL vs Sassuolo @14:30pm
-Genoa vs Cagliari @5pm
-Napoli vs Lecce @5pm
-Brescia vs Udinese @5pm
-Parma vs Lazio @
-Inter Milan vs AC Milan @10:45pm