The race for European football in Italy is getting tense, and one of the sides in that battle will be looking to rediscover their momentum this weekend as they travel to Bologna.
Serie A Preview
Lazio had looked to be in a great position to finish in the top four in Italy’s Serie A a couple of weeks as they were on the back of a four-game winning run. However, that solid run of form was brought to an end by Inter Milan. They were able to bounce back with a win against Sampdoria, but that narrow success means that they still sit in sixth place in the league standings. However, they are just a point behind fourth placed Roma after 23 games have been played this season, and remain in a strong position for Champions League football next season. They will be aware that they need to keep up their positive run of results through, as Napoli, Atalanta and Roma are also in the hunt for that fourth spot. The league seems to be their only way back into the Champions League this season, as their chances of winning the competition look to be effectively over after being beaten 4-1 by Bayern Munich in the home leg of their round of 16 clash.
Bologna will be more focused on dragging themselves away from the relegation places, as there is still a lingering chance that they could get pulled into that battle. They are ten points from safety at present, and have been in decent form, which means the chances of that look to be unlikely. They come into this game against Lazio having gone three unbeaten, but they have drawn their last two in Serie A.
Bologna vs Lazio Head To Head
Lazio have an excellent record against Bologna, as they have gone 15 games without defeat in Serie A against their opponents this weekend. Bologna’s last win against Lazio came back in March 2012. Lazio have won the last two, which includes the 2-1 success that they recorded in the home game against Bologna earlier in the campaign.
Bologna vs Lazio Prediction
Bologna have been in steady form over recent weeks, but they do have a terrible record against Lazio. The side chasing Champions League football should have the temperament to get the win in this game, but it will be a close affair.
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