Roma, Bologna, returns to competitive matches

Roma, Bologna, returns to competitive matches

Roma and Bologna meets for the first time since their World Cup break, as they finally return on competitive leagues. Before their break, Bologna actually have a good momentum, winning four of their last fives games. However, due to the break, they are a little worried as it might affect their momentum. As for Roma, they just earned two points from their last three league games. As they had a break during the World Cup, they are hoping that they were finally able to compose themselves and rebuild their squad. This meeting will be on January 4, 2023, at 11:30 PM (GMT+8), when Roma as hosts.

Among the 148 matches these two teams played, the hosts has a slight edge compared to the visitors. The hosts have 53 victories compared to the 51 victories of the visitors, while the remaining 44 matches all ended in draw. However, during the last two games between these two teams, the visitors failed to find the net. But they have the chance to register three consecutive clean sheets at home against Bologna, when they meet at home of Roma. For this match, the hosts are hoping they still have what it takes for them to continue their good momentum.

AS Roma

Serie A: AS Roma
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This squad is currently at the seventh place of the league table with 27 points across their name. A win in this match could give them additional three points that would help them be at the fifth or at the fourth of the league table. However, they have been fighting with inconsistency this season, the number one reason of their struggles. On their previous game, they had a dominating 3-0 win before the break, and they are hoping to have the same results. If this squad wants to continue trying their luck for the top four of Serie A, they need to find ways to win their next matches.

Guys like Tammy Abraham, and Nicolo Zaniolo are very impressive this season, as they try earning or more wins, these two needs to step-up big time. However, they will be without Georginio Wijnaldum, and Andrea Belotti, who are still both suffering from knee and hamstring injuries respectively.


Serie A: Bologna
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This squad is currently at the 11th of the league table with 19 points across their names. If they want to continue on improving their record, they just need to continue the good momentum they had before the break. However, since it is a seven-week break, they are afraid they no longer have what it takes to continue that momentum. They are from a win against Hellas Verona on the Friendlies, giving them the confidence to go against Roma. In the past, they are already able to upset their opponent, so they expect to upset them again in this match.

Joshua Zirkzee will not be available in this match, as he is enduring a muscle injury. On the other hand, Kevin Bonifazi is unlikely to be fit for this match, due to his tendon injury.


AS Roma (2.5)
Odds: -0.92

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