Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Roma play host to Bologna at their Stadio Olimpico on day 16 of the 2022/2023 Serie A campaign. The Romans aim to move closer to the Champions League berth, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Rossoblu. All Belotti, Darboe, and Wijnaldum remain in the recovery room, but we predict that Tammy Abraham will make life difficult for the opposition back-line.
Meanwhile, Wednesday’s clash will be very emotional for the visitors as former boss Sinisa Mihajlovic tragically passed away in December. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Bologna are not regarded as good travellers. Both Musa Barrow and Joshua Zirkzee are sidelined with injuries, while Lorenzo de Silvestri and Kevin Bonifazi are major doubts. In their last meeting in the “Eternal City” Roma defeated Bologna thanks to Borja Mayoral’s goal, and we predict that history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Andrea Belotti):
Andrea Belotti began his youth career at Grumellese at the age of 10 and after spending three years at the club, he joined Albinolefe in 2006. As expected, he made his senior debut for the club on 10 March, 2012 and it has to be noted that the Italian striker scored 14 goals in 37 league appearances for the Seriani. Belotti, who was born on 20 December, 1993, joined Palermo on loan in 2013 and in July, 2014 the Sicilian outfit turned his loan move to a co-ownership.
The Italian attacker scored 16 goals for Palermo in 62 league appearances for the club and on 18 August, 2015 he signed a deal with Torino for a fee of €7.5 million.
Three months later he scored first goal in the Italian top flight for Torino and he helped the team record a 2-0 win over Bologna. Andrea Belotti has 18 caps for Italy U21 and he scored nine goals for the team.
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.