Bologna - Roma 09.04.2017 predictions. Italy Serie A predictions

Italy: Serie A

Match start: 15:00 (GMT+1)

According to the results of the season 2015/2016 giallorossi for the 10th time since 25 years from the time when the modern Champions League was founded had won its berth to the main UEFA championship. But for the first time not to the regular tournament but to additional qualifying stage.

Alas! The first match for Roma was a real disaster and the team of Luciano Spalletti after a comfortable result that was gained at first away match in Portugal (1:1) had lost from Porto (0:3) at the Stadio Olimpico.

Serie A Champions race

Seven months had passed since that time. In this period the yellow-reds became the obvious favorites of the current season and now up to 8 rounds prior to finishing of the championship they take the second line.

Juventus – 74, Roma – 68, Napoli – 64, Lazio – 60…

The battle between Lazio and Napoli will take place at forthcoming round at Stadio Olimpico. It is quite possible that the Neapolitan club will lose some points. So, according to the results of the 31st matchday the Roman team has all chances to strengthen its position as the vice-leader.

The team of Roberto Donadoni

But now Roma has to crack rather strong nut – Bologna. Now the team of Roberto Donadoni takes the 14th line but the distance to the relegation zone (17 points) allows the red-blues to finish the current championship calmly.

Match prediction

Roma came to Bologna with a very strong squad. Alessandro Florenzi, the right lateral still is missing. But if you recollect the fact that the last time Alessandro Florenzi was on a football field on the 26th of October 2016 it is clear that the team is used to perform without him.

But the guests also have two great losses. Swedish central defender Filip Helander and left wing back Adam Masina are injuered. And this factor makes the defense more vulnerable.

Bologna – 7,00, draw – 4,75, Roma – 1,45.

Our tip: Total Over (3) - odds 1,97 SBOBET

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