BOLOGNA v LAZIO – SERIE A
January 17 2016, Renato Dall Stadium, 13:00 GMT+0
Looking at last matches of both teams Lazio seems a s a better side. The eagles are comming from a win against 4th placed Fiorentina and 1st placed Inter, but frankly Lazio shouldn’t win those two games. Fiorentina’s performance was dissapointing and Inter probably underestimated Lazio and payed the ultimate price. To confirm my theory we can see Lazio was unable to beat Carpi and Sampdoria at home, so winning against top table teams was nothing more than luck and underestimating by their opposition.
Today’s hosts are Bologna, who are comming from a loss agains Chievo due to missed penalty by Destro in 1st half. In the second half Pepe scored for Chievo and Bologna was unable to get back leveled, even though they had 60% possession and more goal attempts. So all in all they showed good football but were unlucky.
Today Bologna will start withouth Rizzo, Brineza, Maietta, Crisetig and Morleo, but they will be happy to welcome back Mounier Diawara.
The visitors wil be without key player de Vrij, Kishna, Basta, Marchetti, Gentiletti and Morrison. After missing last match Lulic will join his squad.
So on one side we have a team that is showing great performances and is not getting deserved results and on the other side a side that is very lucky with their results. But skill always beats luck and we can expect that today. My prediction is that Bologna will put up a good fight and there is a good chance they will draw or even win.
Prediction: Bologna +0.5
Odds: 1.87 Dafabet