Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After failing to spoil Inter’s party at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Roma will look to retain their spot in top five when they face Bologna on Matchday 35. The Giallorossi continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, and, as a result, the bookies see them as favourites to win Sunday’s clash. The good news for Jose Mourinho is that both Fuzato and Zaniolo are back from suspensions, but Oliveira is banned for the Bologna game.
Sinisa Mihajlovic’s troops, on the other hand, have nothing to play for in the remainder of the season as they are stuck in the middle of the table. Given Bologna’s anything but good away record in Serie A, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on the Romans. Kingsley and Dijks should be the only absentees in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Rui Patricio):
Sporting Lisbon and Portugal national team goalkeeper Rui Patricio is a one-club man. He was reportedly close to signing with Serie A giants Inter Milan during the 2008 of-season, but he remained in his club where he will most likely hang up his boots when the time comes. The 28-year-old shot stopper spent most of his career with the Lions making his debut with the first-team at only 18 years of age.
Rui Patricio went on to appear in more than 350 official games for the Portugal greats and remains the first-choice keeper for his club and country. Having gone through all the youth selections with the national team, Rui Patricio was given his first senior cap in 2010 after Paulo Bento’s appointment.
Rui Patricio represented his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and three European Championships. The 28-year-old was the mainstay in Portugal’s historic Euro 2016 title in France.
Highlighted Team (Bologna):
Bologna FC 1909 is an Italian football club founded in 1909 and playing in the Serie A. The club hosts its 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 its home games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara since 1927.
The club colors of Bologna are blue and red and is one of the most successful 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 colors of Bologna in their career are: Falcone, Dokovic, Nakata, Gillet, Pagliuca, Vieri and Zagorakis.