Lazio vs Bologna 21/05/19

21 May 2019

Weekend’s Serie A action concludes at the Stadio Olimpico as Lazio come face-to-face with an in-form Bologna side.

A poor run of form has seen the hosts pick up just three wins in their last eight SA outings (W3, D1, L4), which is why they will likely miss out on a top-four finish. Also, the Eagles have lost their last two SA home games, allowing five goals while scoring two. An encouraging fact for Lazio is that they are unbeaten in all five of their previous SA H2Hs with Bologna at this venue (W3, D2) although they’ve scored precisely one goal per match across three of those clashes. Still, the Bianconeri have netted 33 of their total 52 SA goals at home (63.46%), bagging 2+ match goals in eight of 18 SA home games this term. A potential worry for Simone Inzaghi could be that his players have struggled to keep a clean sheet 13 times at home this campaign, allowing over 1.5 goals per match on seven occasions.

Meanwhile, the visitors hope to take their good recent form (W3, L1) into this fixture as they need one more points to mathematically secure their top-flight status. Notably, all four of Bologna’s SA wins since April have seen them score over 2.5 match goals while restricting their rivals to a maximum of one goal per match. However, the Greyhounds have struggled on the road since February, suffering four defeats in six away games since (W1, D1, L4). Frustratingly for Sinisa Mihajlovic, his men have conceded over 1.5 match goals five times across those clashes while scoring one goal or less on five occasions too. Bologna’s miserable results away from home in the recent period are not random, given the fact that just 30% of their total league points have come on the road (12 of 40).

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