Bologna vs AS Roma Preview: Roma Keen On Strengthening Domestic Campaign

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Updated: February 19, 2014
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Shifting their focus to the domestic league, AS Roma stands as the heavy Asian sportsbook favorite in their match against Bologna. The y may have failed to impose themselves in Coppa Italia but with a single loss this season, there is no doubt that AS Roma is a great force to reckon with.

 

 

Match Date: 22 February 2014 (local time)
Venue: Stadio Renato Della`Ara

 

Team Form

Bologna

Although angered by their narrow defeat to AC Milan, Bologna’s head honcho, Davide Ballardini was nonetheless appeased by his men’s attitude towards the match.

 

Prior to the AC Milan loss, Bologna displayed a heroic act when they stole the spotlight against Torino despite the exit of their team captain, Alessandro Diamanti. However, the club failed to sustain their momentum that lead to their disappointing defeat. Indeed, they gave the Rosoneris a hard time scoring, for it was not until the dying minutes of the match that Mario Ballotelli has managed to get away from their defences and secured the encounter’s upper hand.

 

Bologna has only won in their last six (6) matches and with their next match pitted against AS Roma, the anger that Ballardini felt is quite understandable. The loss prevented a move higher in the Serie A table and they are stuck on the 16th spot, which is a very risky one. This meant they are still not safe from the relegation and with the season approaching its grand finale, Bologna cannot afford to suffer another disappointing loss.

 

AS Roma

Giallorossi’s top brass, Rudi Garcia remained true to his promise that the club shall not repeat the mistakes of their Napoli encounter when they kept Sampdoria at bay and scored three (3) winning goals.

 

After a bitter exit in the Coppa Italia, Roma has successfully redirected their efforts to the domestic league and indeed, it brought them the results that they need. The victory over Sampdoria displayed their determination to move on after the humiliating loss. Other than that, it was also a manifestation of the club’s versatility. Despite the absence of Totti due to an injury, the club was still able to pull off an impressive performance.

 

Roma trails Juventus by nine (9) points. It is a safe lead, but with the manner in which they play, they still present the possibility of turning the odds into their favor when it comes to this season’s title campaign.

 

Prediction:  AS Roma

Roma has only lost once in all of their matches this season. In five (5) of their last seven (7) matches, they have also managed to keep a clean sheet and so with the numbers to support their strength in the competition, it is evident that they get the upper hand in this particular match.

 

 

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