Bologna vs LazioSerie A, KO: 11:30 Oct 3, 2021, Stadio Renato Dall’Ara
Lazio are slowly coming out of a mini slump and will be keen to maintain their good from when they face Bologna in an Italian Serie A fixture at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. Bologna are usually tricky opponents but Lazio are growing in confidence and should have too much quality for the hosts.
Bologna are coming off a 4-2 defeat at Empoli in their previous Serie A fixture. Goals in each half from Musa Barrow and Marko Arnautovic were not enough as they were once again let down by a shaky backline.
Sinisa Mihailovic’s men have endured mixed results this season, claiming just two wins from their opening six matches. They have played out two defeats and a draw in their last three matches and have slipped to 11th on the table.
Bologna are unbeaten at home this season but haven’t played any of the top sides . They have conceded 12 goals in their last three matches and their leaky defence is likely to be exploited by attacking teams like Lazio.
Lazio showed great fight and character last time out with a 3-2 victory over bitter rivals Roma in the derby. They raced to an early two-goal lead through Sergei Milinkovic-Savic and Pedro before Felipe Anderson added the third in the second half.
After making a fast start to the season, the capital club had a difficult September but now appear to be returning to their best. Maurizio Sarri’s men followed their win in the derby with a 2-0 victory over Lokomotiv Moscow in the Europa League.
Lazio have suffered just one Serie A defeat this season and remain in the mix for a European spot. However, defending remains a problem as they have failed to keep a single clean sheet in all six of their matches this term.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Lazio have a 22-10 advantage with 10 draws from 42 previous matches against Bologna. The capital club are unbeaten in 15 of the last 16 fixtures but were beaten 2-0 on their previous visit to the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
Players to watch
Marko Arnautovic appears to be slowly finding his feet at Bologna and has scored three goals in six matches. He is likely to continue in attack and is priced at 2/1 by Sport Nation to score anytime.
Ciro Immobile was not on target in the derby but is still the top scorer for Lazio with six goals. The striker does not go too long without finding the net and could be backed to score anytime at 11/10 with Betfred.
Anything else catch the eye
Lazio have opened the scoring in their last three matches across all competitions and could be tipped to score first at 4/5 with betway.
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