Not only in England, Germany and Spain, also in Italy, the rather unpopular Monday games are played. Especially for families these evening events at the beginning of the week are not exactly a pleasure. On Monday evening, at the end of the 24th match day, the duel between AS Roma and Bologna will take place. If anyone can be happy about this appointment, then probably the actors of “La Lupa”. After the exhausting game in the Champions League during the week, the extra day in terms of recovery will certainly come in handy.
Today’s Betting Prediction AS Roma vs Bologna
For “I Giallorossi” this match is the first game on a Monday evening this season. On the second match day they separated from Atalanta Bergamo away with 3: 3. As a 1: 3-residue could still be compensated, the moral of this floodlight match should be correct. The conditions to win a victory are not bad, because the team of Eusebio Di Francesco is in great shape. After a small slack, they have found their way back to success. Although the third-placed in the preseason and Champions League semi-finalist is currently ranked only in sixth place, but the last appearances stir the hope for improvement. Therefore, before the duel between AS Roma and Bologna, the prediction also in the direction of the hosts. “I Rossoblu”, however, are in a relegation battle and are currently led only at position 17. However, Bologna is tied with Empoli on the first relegation zone. The situation is so precarious, with the last appearances of Bologna were indeed not bad. In the first leg they kept the upper hand and beat the favorites from Rome 2-0. The Roma should also have followed the victory at Inter Milan attentively. Nevertheless, the shape of the two teams clearly speaks in favor of giving away a tip for a home victory in the Monday fixture between Roma and Bologna. The odds are just in the range of 1.40. The tendency of this encounter is relatively clear. The kick-off for the 24th round of the Serie A match between Roma and Bologna at Olimpico di Roma will take place on 18/02/2019 at 20:30.
AS Roma – Statistics & Current Form
Many experts would have expected AS Roma to have a season as strong as in the preseason before the season. As last year’s champion and Champions League semi-finalist 2018 was a terrific year. At the moment, however, one lags behind one’s own expectations in the league. While “La Lupa” has always been among the top three in the past five years, Eusebio Di Francesco’s team is currently only in sixth place. Should not be more points retracted, it looks heavy with the re-entry into the premier class. The good rankings of the last few years are probably no longer achievable. Too big is the gap to the runner-up from Napoli. Whole 14 counters could catch up. In the Italian Cup, Roma had to strike recently with a devastating 1: 7 defeat against Florence. In the Champions League, however, a good result is again possible. After the 2-1 home win against FC Porto, Roma has a good, albeit not perfect, starting position for the second leg worked out. Once defeated in the Cup, AS Roma have been without defeat for eight games. The last six games in Serie A have gone as far as 14 points. That is also why, before the match between Roma and Bologna, the odds of a home victory should be scrutinized.
“A comparison between me and him is not possible.” – Zaniolo on the comparison with Totti
Especially Nicolo Zaniolo is currently of enormous importance to the she-wolf. He scored five goals in his last nine games for his club. On Tuesday evening he was allowed to celebrate 50,000 fans in the native Olimpico. Zaniolo caused a sensation in the Round of 16 of the Champions League with two goals against FC Porto and is already secretly traded as the successor to Francesco Totti. Should Zaniolo also confirm his good form on Monday, Bologna will face a very difficult task.
Expected deployment of AS Roma:
Mirante – Karsdorp, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov – Cristante, De Rossi, Pellegrini – Zaniolo, Dzeko, El Shaarawy
Last matches of AS Roma:
- 12.02.2019 – AS Roma vs. Porto 2: 1 (Champions League)
- 08.02.2019 – Chievo Vs. AS Roma 0: 3 (Serie A)
- 03.02.2019 – AS Roma vs. AC Milan 1: 1 (Serie A)
- 30.01.2019 – Fiorentina Vs. AS Roma 7: 1 (Coppa Italia)
- 27.01.2019 – Atalanta vs. Bergamo. AS Roma 3: 3 (Serie A)
Bologna – Statistics & Current Form
Since the middle of the season was relatively quickly clear that Bologna will probably be found in the lower third of the table. After last miserable results and achievements the management floor pulled the tear line and dismissed head coach Filippo Inzaghi. The seven-time Italian champion wants to avert the “worst case scenario” and secure the relegation in Serie A. Successor of the former striker and world champion of 2006 was Sinisa Mihajlovic. The separation has done visibly good for Bologna. Since taking office, “I Rossoblu” has earned four points from two games. Inter Milan were beaten 1-0 away, at home, the Northern Italians got at least one point in the 1-1 draw against Genoa. Before that, however, Bologna’s performances in Serie A were simply too weak. The last three were allowed to celebrate the Elf, which was trained at that time by Inzaghi, on 30.09.2018. It was the seventh game day! Since then, Bologna has been without a win before Mihajlovic’s success in Milan succeeds. The fact that “I Rossoblu” is rightly in the table cellar, also illustrate the naked numbers. With only 18 goals scored, Bologna is the league’s second worst offense. That a former world-class striker, as Inzaghi was without question, allows such values, seems rather unusual. If the previously amusing increase in performance is confirmed, the league is in spite of the precarious situation to create. Even though Bologna are only able to save the better goal difference from a direct relegation zone at the moment, 15th place is only three points away.
Expected formation of Bologna:
Skorupski – Mbaye, Gonzalez, Danilo, Mattiello – Poli, Pulgar, Soriano – Sansone, Destro, Edera
Last matches of Bologna:
- 10.02.2019 – Bologna Vs. Genoa 1: 1 (Serie A)
- 03.02.2019 – Inter Milan vs. Bologna 0: 1 (Serie A)
- 27.01.2019 – Bologna Vs. Frosinone 0: 4 (Serie A)
- 20.01.2019 – Spal Ferrara vs. Bologna 1: 1 (Serie A)
- 12.01.2019 – Bologna Vs. Juventus 0: 2 (Coppa Italia)
AS Roma vs Bologna Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
AS Roma and Bologna meet in Serie A for the 142nd time. The balance is very balanced. The teams celebrated a triumph 49 times each. 43 times they parted with a draw. In the last ten games, however, rather kept the wolf from Rome the upper hand. Only the first leg of this season decided Bologna for themselves. Despite playful inferiority, the home team secured a 2-0 win. Four of these last ten duels ended in a draw. This means that if you believe this historical data, betting on X could be profitable. However, since the data are in part very outdated, it would be better to take a look at the current situation.
AS Roma vs. Bologna Our Betting Prediction
It is difficult to classify the services of Bologna after the change of coach. Although they took a total of four points from two games and beat u. a. Inter Milan. On the other hand, this sample size is of course very limited. The Roma presented themselves after a small loss of power recently improved again and should have fueled even more confidence after the victory over Porto in the Champions League.
Key Facts – AS Roma vs Bologna tips
Bologna lost on the 14th round away with two goals difference.
AS Roma had to play in the Champions League during the week, which could be a small advantage for Bologna.
Under the new coach Mihajlovic the situation improved in Bologna visibly.
The reason why a tip on Bologna in Asian handicap could still make sense, is the fact that Bologna last lost on matchday 14 away a game with more than two goals difference. In a defeat with only one goal, we would at least take a half profit. The recent increase in performance of Bologna leaves hope that a narrow defeat or even a surprise remedy are possible. We would go to AS Roma vs. Bologna recommend a tip to the guests in the Asian handicap +1.25, for which, if successful, odds of 1.95.
Betting Prediction: Bologna AHC (+1.25)