Our match prediction:
Red-hot Roma await Bologna at Stadio Olimpico full of confidence, thanks to their magnificent victory in the Derby della Capitale (4-1). El Shaarawy and Florenzi inspired i Giallorossi to achieve such a miraculous success, but Spalletti also gave credits to Manolas and Rudiger for stopping Lazio’s forwards. Sadly, Totti was not given a chance to participate in what could be his last Rome Derby, since Luciano Spalletti had different choices to make. The silent war between the manager and il Capitano continues, but, fortunately, it does not affect the performance of the team. Bologna managed what none other team in the league managed this season – to suffer a home defeat against Hellas Verona, even though they were dominant throughout the match, but the lack of fortune when finishing cost them all three points. We truly believe Roberto Donadoni’s charges will be nothing more than a mere bump in the road for i Lupi next Monday, since they cannot brag with their away form of late, while Roma suffered a single defeat on home soil this season.
Highligted Player (De Rossi):
Daniele De Rossi is one of the most impressive products of Roma’s youth academy. De Rossi played as a striker at the start of his career, but he has since developed into one of world’s leading holding midfielders. The Italian footballer plays as a centre back as well and he has been a part of Roma since 2001. De Rossi was born on 24 July, 1983 in the capital of Italy and he has 16 caps for Italy U21 team. The Roma midfielder won the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Italy as they defeated France in the title game. De Rossi is well known for his tackling, vision, brilliant passing and awareness and he is capable of reading the game. The Italian footballer made 24 appearances for Roma in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign and he represented Italy at the 2016 European Championship finals. However, the Azzurri failed to record a good result at the tournament in France as they were beaten by Germany in the quarter-finals.
Highlighted Team (Bologna):
Bologna FC 1909 is an Italian football club founde din 1909 and playing in the Serie A. The club hosts it’s games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara which holds a capacity of 40500 seats. The stadium is named after their former chairman. The club plays it’s home games in theStadio Renato Dall’Ara since 1927. The club colours of Bologna are blue and red and is one of the most succesfull football clubs in Italy winning the Serie A 7times and the Coppa Italia 2 times in the clubs history. Lately Bologna is not performing like their glory times anymore. The club is often relegated to the Serie B but manages to get back to the Serie A on and off. Another important person in the club is Joey Saputo, Canadian but with Italian roots, which is owner of Bologna. Well known football players that wore the blue red colours of Bologna in their career are: Falcone, Dokovic, Nakata, Gillet, Pagliuca, Vieri and Zagorakis