Bologna vs Roma prediction, odds & betting tips 17/12/2023

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Bologna - Roma

Italy Serie A - Renato Dall'Ara

Bologna and Roma meet at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Italy’s Serie A on Sunday, December 17th. Two of the division’s top six sides collide when Bologna take on Jose Mourinho’s Roma. Read our Serie A predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Bologna vs Roma – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Bologna Draw no Bet (8/13)

  • Bologna have won each of their last five competitive home games.
  • Bologna have lost only one of their last 14 Serie A fixtures overall.

Roma were involved in continental action in midweek while Bologna had their feet up and the visitor’s only two away wins in Serie A this term came at the expense of struggling duo Cagliari and Sassuolo.

Latest odds

Head to Head

14/05/23

Italy Serie A Serie A

Bologna

Bologna

Roma

Roma

0

0

04/01/23

Italy Serie A Serie A

Roma

Roma

Bologna

Bologna

1

0

01/05/22

Italy Serie A Serie A

Roma

Roma

Bologna

Bologna

0

0

01/12/21

Italy Serie A Serie A

Bologna

Bologna

Roma

Roma

1

0

11/04/21

Italy Serie A Serie A

Roma

Roma

Bologna

Bologna

1

0

Last Five - Bologna

13/04/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Monza

Monza

Bologna

Bologna

0

0

D

07/04/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Frosinone

Frosinone

Bologna

Bologna

0

0

D

01/04/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Salernitana

Salernitana

Bologna

Bologna

0

3

W

15/03/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Empoli

Empoli

Bologna

Bologna

0

1

W

09/03/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Inter Milan

Inter Milan

Bologna

Bologna

1

0

L

Last Five - Roma

14/04/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Udinese

Udinese

Roma

Roma

1

1

D

11/04/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

AC Milan

AC Milan

Roma

Roma

0

1

W

06/04/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Lazio

Lazio

Roma

Roma

0

1

W

01/04/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Lecce

Lecce

Roma

Roma

0

0

D

17/03/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

Roma

Roma

0

1

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 27/20 (2.35) – 42.6%
  • DRAW: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%
  • AWAY: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%

Bologna have been made Sunday’s expected winners by the bookmakers and the implied probability of a home victory is currently listed at around the 42.6% mark. Under 2.5 goals meanwhile – which has landed in the teams’ last five meetings – can be added to your dockets at 1/2 (1.50 – 66.7%). You can dive right into more Bologna vs Roma betting tips and predictions below.

Bologna vs Roma prediction – Other tips

Bologna 2-0 Roma: Correct score (9/1)

  • Bologna scored twice in two of their last three home games in Serie A.
  • Roma failed to rattle the net in two of their last three away matches in the league.

Bologna to Score First (10/11)

  • Bologna managed to open the scoring in each of their last four games on home soil.
  • Roma fell behind in three of their last five away contests in Serie A.

Bologna vs AS Roma prediction

Bologna vs Roma Team News

Bologna

Bologna will be without injured quarter Lorenzo De Silvestri, Riccardo Orsolini, Jesper Karlsson and Adama Soumaoro on Sunday. Highflying Bologna picked up three points on the road last time out thanks to a 2-1 win at Salernitana.

Predicted Lineup for Bologna: Skorupski – Posch, Buekema, Calafiori, Kristiansen – Freuler, Moro, Ndoye, Ferguson, Saelemaekers – Zirkzee

Roma

Paulo Dybala, Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham have been ruled out for Roma while Romelu Lukaku and Nicola Zalewski are also suspended leaving the visitors a little short in a couple of departments ahead of Sunday's game.

Predicted Lineup for Roma: Patricio – Mancini, Llorente, Ndicka – Kristensen, Cristante, Paredes, Pellegrinig, Bove – Belotti, Azmoun

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Bologna

Bologna
4-2-3-1
34
Federico Ravaglia
it
3
Stefan Posch
at
31
Sam Beukema
nl
33
Riccardo Calafiori
it
15
Victor Kristiansen
dk
8
Remo Freuler
ch
6
Nikola Moro
hr
11
Dan Ndoye
ch
19
Lewis Ferguson
gb
56
Alexis Saelemaekers
be
9
Joshua Zirkzee
nl
Substitutes
16
Tommaso Corazza
it
26
Jhon Lucumi
co
20
Michel Aebischer
ch
80
Giovanni Fabbian
it
23
Nicola Bagnolini
it
17
Oussama El Azzouzi
ma
82
Kacper Urbanski
pl
77
Sydney Van Hooijdonk
nl
22
Babis Lykogiannis
gr
29
Lorenzo De Silvestri
it
28
Lukasz Skorupski
pl
14
Kevin Bonifazi
it

Roma

Roma
3-5-2
1
Rui Patricio
pt
23
Gianluca Mancini
it
14
Diego Llorente
es
5
Evan N Dicka
fr
43
Rasmus Kristensen
dk
4
Bryan Cristante
it
16
Leandro Paredes
ar
7
Lorenzo Pellegrini
it
37
Leonardo Spinazzola
it
11
Andrea Belotti
it
92
Stephan El Shaarawy
it
Substitutes
61
Niccolo Pisilli
it
60
Riccardo Pagano
it
64
Luigi Cherubini
it
52
Edoardo Bove
it
63
Pietro Boer
it
17
Sardar Azmoun
ir
20
Renato Sanches
pt
2
Rick Karsdorp
nl
19
Zeki Celik
tr
99
Mile Svilar
rs
67
Joao Costa
pt

We recommend checking out our football betting tips page for more top predictions and picks.

Player to Watch – Joshua Zirkzee

Former Bayern Munich starlet Joshua Zirkzee continues to be a key performer for Bologna and the Dutch attacker scored both of his team’s goals in last weekend’s 2-1 win at Salernitana. Zirkzee has now notched seven times in Serie A this season and he will be eager to bolster his tally even further on Sunday.


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