Lazio vs Bologna Prediction and Analysis
In one of the 1/8 finals of the Coppa Italia to be played on Thursday, Lazio hosts Bologna.
It is normal to expect the Eagles to come out as clear favorites at the Stadio Olimpico in this matchup.
Not only because they will have home advantage.
And because Lazio have been playing with spirit lately , after winning 4 points in the last 2 league games.
By scoring 2 goals in each of these matches.
Additionally, the Eagles have recorded 4 straight wins over Bologna in their last 4 home games against them.
And in the last 3 games there were over 2.5 goals.
This forecast option seems very likely to me today. And the odds are very good.
Lazio - statistics and info
Lazio enter this season's Coppa Italia race directly from the round of 16 stage.
The Eagles are traditionally among the favorites in this tournament and win it relatively regularly.
The last time this happened was in 2019.
In the league, the Biancocelesti meet preliminary expectations and are currently in 5th position in Serie A.
Only 3 points behind the 4th place, the last qualifying place for the next Champions League.
Lazio have shown mixed form since returning to competitive mode after the World Cup.
Indeed, Maurizio Sarri's men lost 1-2 in Lecce before being held to a 2-2 draw at home by Empoli.
Last weekend they responded well by beating Sassuolo 2-0 away.
For Lazio, defensive starter Lazzari is available again.
But let's see if Sarri decides to rest some of his starters for this Coppa Italia match.
So midfielder Vesino and winger Pedro could earn playing time.
Otherwise, his midfield counterpart Milinkovic-Savic (3 goals and 8 assists in the league) is ready to step in.
As well as the starting strikers:
- Felipe Anderson (5 goals and 2 assists)
- Mattia Zaccani (7 goals and 3 assists)
- Ciro Immobile (7 goals and 3 assists)
Though unlikely for Immobile as he recovers from injury.
Bologna - statistics and info
Bologna have already eliminated two opponents in the tournament so far.
In both matches, Rossoblu won 1-0 against the teams of Cosenza and Cagliari respectively.
But in both cases Bolognese were hosts.
Now it will definitely be more difficult for them at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
But nothing is known.
In my opinion, they could push for a good performance in the Coppa Italia .
Because at the moment they have no worries about their peace in Serie A.
But they are also far enough away from the places that qualify for Euro-tournaments next year.
However, several elements of Thiago Motta's selection will be missing for Bologna this week.
Such is the case with top scorer Arnautovic (8 goals in Serie A) and starting defenders De Silvestri and Bonifazzi.
As well as reserve striker Zirkzee and the still unused goalkeeper Bagnolini.
On the other hand, the coach can rely on midfielders Medel and Dominguez.
Who were punished in the championship last weekend.
Forwards Orsolini, Barrow and Sansone are also available for this match.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Conductor; Lazzari, Patrick, Casale, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Marcos Antonio, Bašić; Pedro, Cancellieri, Threats
Injured: Immobile, Gila
Lineup: Bards; Posh, Lukumi, Soumaoro, Likogiannis; Moreau, Schouten, Ferguson; Sansone, Orsolini, Barrow
Injuries: Arnautovic, Zirkzee , De Silvestri, Bonifazi
Matches between Lazio and Bologna
|Lazio 2:1 Bologna
|Lazio 3:0 Bologna
|Bologna 3:0 Lazio
|Bologna 2:0 Lazio
|Lazio 2:1 Bologna
|Lazio 2:0 Bologna