Lazio vs. Bologna
February 12, 2022 9:00 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -137, Under 2.5 +112
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Lazio is hosting Bologna at Stadio Olimpico in round 25 of the Italian Serie A. Lazio is playing well right now, and their defense has improved, but we can never rely on Lazio not to make some stupid mistake. Bologna has been struggling with injuries the whole season long, and they are now on a 4-game streak without a win.
After being on a nice roll in Serie A, Lazio was facing Milan in Coppa Italia, and they got destroyed. Lazio started with their strongest lineup, but they couldn’t do anything against Milan, and they lost 4-0. As far as Serie A goes, Lazio is now in 6th place thanks to their amazing offense, which is very fortunate for them because their defense is horrible. Lazio has scored 49 goals, and Immobile is their leading goalscorer with 18 goals. Milinkovic-Savic has added 8 goals and 7 assists. Acerbi is now the only injured player for Lazio. After that loss in Coppa Italia, Lazio will want to bounce back, and this is a good spot for them, but we will see if they are good enough mentally for that to happen.
Despite their bad streak, Bologna is far away from the relegation zone, in 13th place with 28 points, 29 scored goals, and 37 conceded goals. Bologna’s form is not great, not even good, and they have won only 1 of their last 9 games in Serie A, while Bologna is out of Coppa Italia already. Michale, Dominguez, and Santander are still injured, while Viola is questionable. There isn’t a player in Bologna who is scoring a lot, but there are quite a few players that are doing well, such as Arnautovic with 6 goals, and Barrow with 5 goals. Barrow has also added 3 assists. As far as the schedule goes, Bologna has a few easier games ahead, but that doesn’t mean they can count on points, especially in their current form. Bologna is a tough little team, they are coached well, they are battling until the end, and that will give them a chance to have a solid season.
Bologna hasn’t won any of their last 4 games, while Lazio hasn’t lost in their last 6 home games. Lazio is scoring a lot more than Bologna, but their defense is making them vulnerable against every team in Serie A. I will go with goals in this one, even though I’m leaning towards Lazio.