AS Roma is 9 points behind Juventus, and luckily enough has a spare game in hand that allows them to keep putting the pressure on the leaders yet not concede any points. This Saturday they travel to Bologna, the 16th placed Serie A team threatened by relegation, and are expected to put on more than a showcase of power. The odds for this match were taken from William Hill.
Bologna lost against Milan after Mario Balotelli pulled off a late, 86th minute goal, that ended the visitors hope of leaving San Siro with a point. Prior to that Bologna withstood vicious attacks from Torino, but ended up winning the match, in which they conceded a goal in the first 5 minutes. A brace from Cristaldo kept them afloat thus earning Ballardini’s approval after the match. As it stands now Bologna has only one win in their last six matches, and look stuck in the place that keeps them so close to the Serie A relegation zone, that’s why they cannot afford anymore missteps.
AS Roma was successful in getting over the terrible Coppa Italia exit, and are now fully concentrated on Serie A, and judging by the manner they play in, and with Juventus’ overconfidence, a last minute upset is not excluded. Maicon, Pjanic and Federico Balzaretti will all miss out for Roma because of different injuries and for Bologna Acquafresca will be missing because of muscular problems.
William Hill has an outright AS Roma win at 1.50, but if you fancy both teams to score and Roma to win then you get 3.30 odds for the match. We are going to choose AS Roma to score in both halves with 7 units at 2.30, the odds from the same bookie.
Bologna: Team’s Formation
AS Roma: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
AS Roma to score in both halves