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Roma vs Bologna: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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          Roma vs Bologna: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

          The Stadio Olimpico hosts Roma and Bologna this Monday in the Serie A. Both sides are fighting it out for the last spot in the Champions League next season.

          Date: 22/04/2024

          Kick off time: 17:30

          Location: Stadio Olimpico

          Bologna and Roma are separated by just (number) points as they hunt down the last spot in Europe’s top competition next year. Juventus are far up the road and Atalanta are a manageable distance behind, making this game a six point game.

          Roma currently sit fifth in the Serie A after 31 games. The Yellow and Reds have 16 wins, seven draws and eight losses, leaving them on 55 points, four points from the Champions League spots.

          The Yellow and Reds have been amongst the goals this season. In 31 games, Roma have scored 56 goals, an average of 1.81 goals a game. Roma have struggled a lot more at the other end of the pitch. Roma have conceded 35 goals and have kept 10 clean sheets.

          Bologna sit just above Roma in fourth in the Serie A. In 32 games, Bologna have 16 wins, 11 draws and five losses which leaves them on 59 points, just four points behind Juventus and four points above Roma.

          The Greyhounds have also been consistent in front of goal this season. Bologna have scored 45 goals in 31 games which gives them an average of 1.41 goals a game. Bologna have been better defensively, conceding 25 goals and keeping 15 clean sheets.

          Roma and Bologna have met 50 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1990. Roma have the much better record in the fixture with 27 wins in comparison to Bologna’s ten wins. In fact, a win for Bologna is less common than a draw, with 13 draws so far.

          However, in the last five meetings in the fixture, there have been two wins for Bologna, one win for Roma and two draws. Along with this, all six of the last games have seen just one side on the scoresheet.

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          Team News

          Roma Team News

          Daniele De Rossi only has one injury to Sardar Azmoun to manage, with Azmoun out until late April with a hamstring injury.

          Bologna Team News

          Thiago Motta will be without both Jens Odgaard and Adama Soumaoro this weekend. However, Alexis Salemaekers can return from his yellow card suspension.

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          In their last five games in all competitions, Roma have three wins and one draw.

          The visit from Sassuolo saw a goalless first half. However, just five minutes into the second half, Lorenzo Pellegrini grabbed the only goal of the game to give Roma the 1 - 0 win, with Sassuolo registering just two shots on target.

          Next time out for Roma was a trip to Lecce. Roma had just three shots on target from ten in 61% of the possession and were unable to convert any of them. Lecce had even more shots, with 27 shots with six on target, but were also unable to convert any of these as the game finished in a 0 - 0 draw.

          Roma were back to winning ways in the Rome derby against Lazio. Roma restricted Lazio to just one shot on target as Gianluca Mancini scored the only goal of the game in the 42nd minute to give Roma the 1 - 0 win.

          The first leg of the Europa League Quarter Finals saw Roma make the short trip to Milan to take on AC Milan. Mancini was on the scoresheet again, this time in the 17th minute but in another 1 - 0 win for Roma, despite having 15 less shots than AC Milan.

          Roma were level with Udinese on Sunday, but due to a stoppage in the game, the game was abandoned.

          Roma also take on AC Milan in the second leg of the Europa League Quarter Finals on Thursday.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Bologna have two wins, two draws and one loss.

          The visit from top of the league Inter Milan did see Bologna register 18 shots in comparison to Inter’s five shots along with 60% of the possession. However, Yann Aurel Bisseck’s goal in the 37th minute gave Inter the 1 - 0 win.

          Bologna bounced back with a 1 - 0 win of their own against Empoli. Bologna had 72% of the possession and nine shots on target, but it took until the 94th minute for Bologna to find the back of the net, Giovanni Fabbian winning it for Bologna.

          Riccardo Orsolini and Saelemaekers both scored to give Bologna the 2 - 0 lead over Salernitana at halftime. Charalampos Lykogiannis then secured the 3 - 0 win with his goal in the 92nd minute, with Salernitana having just 29% of the possession as Bologna converted all three of their three shots on target.

          However, the trip to Frosinone saw Bologna unable to convert any of their five shots on target. Frosinone were also unable to convert any of their five shots on target as both sides were forced to settle for a 0 - 0 draw.

          The last time out for Bologna was against Monza. Bologna restricted Monza to zero shots on target, but were unable to convert any of their seven shots on target as the game finished in a 0 - 0 draw.

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          Where to watch

          Roma vs Bologna will be shown on TNT Sport 1 in the U.K. but the game can also be followed online on Sky Sports and BBC Sport.