Roma vs Bologna Match Analysis & Prediction
04/01/2023 6:30 pm
Roma will be bidding to return to the winning ways this week when they host Bologna at Stadio Olimpico di Roma in the 16th game week of the Serie A. Match day schedules for January 4 at 18:30 EAT.
Jose Mourinho’s side struggled to keep up with the Champions League teams before the break and had slowed down so much that they have not won in their last three games.
Roma held each other to 1-1 Serie A stalemate versus Torino in their most recent fixture. In that match, Roma had 48% possession, 13 shots with four on target and a goal scored by Nemanja Matić (94′). Torino got 10 shots with two of them on target and a goal by Karol Linetty (55′).
Four wins in the last five games have seen the Bologna climb into a comfortable mid-table position and another victory here would certainly show that they mean business. Bologna have tended to struggle against the top teams though – and could find Wednesday’s fixture a difficult one.
Bologna heads into this meeting off the back off 3-0 Serie A success to beat Sassuolo in their most recent fixture. In that match, Bologna had 52% possession, eight shots with four of them on target and goals by Michel Aebischer (30′), Marko Arnautović (50′) and Lewis Ferguson (78′). Sassuolo got nine shots with three of them on target.
Roma vs. Bologna Head to head
Roma has the upper hand in the head history of this fixture having won 24 times from 45 encounters since 1996; Bologna won nine times while 12 matches ended in draws.
Roma Team News
Andrea Belotti, Ebrima Darboe, and Georginio Wijnaldum will be unavailable for José Mourinho’s selection for this match.
Roma's Last 5 Matches
19/12/2022Roma1Casa Pia0Club Friendlies
Bologna Team News
As for Thiago Motta he has zero fitness concerns ahead of this fixture.
Bologna's Last 5 Matches
22/12/2022Hellas Verona0Bologna1Club Friendlies
Roma vs. Bologna: Odds and Predictions
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