Lazio vs. Bologna – Serie A, October 24, 2020

By Admir Aljic in Soccer
| October 22, 2020 2:55 pm PDT

Lazio and Bologna meet each other for the first time this season on Saturday, October 24, with the kick-off at 2:45 PM ET, as the Italian Serie A goes on with Matchday 5.

After the first four rounds, both Lazio and Bologna are laying in the bottom half of the Serie A standings. They will be keen to get things going, promising a spectacular clash at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, so here’s my best Lazio vs. Bologna betting pick along with the latest odds update.

Lazio vs. Bologna Odds

Lazio to Win-137
Bologna to Win+370
Over 3.0-110
Under 3.0+100

Interestingly, Lazio is undefeated in 14 straight encounters with Bologna, recording seven wins and seven draws in the process. Last season, the Eagles outlasted Bologna 2-0 at Stadio Olimpico, while the clash at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara was finished in a 2-2 draw.

The bookies set the hosts as -137 favorites in this one, and I think that’s a fair price. Bologna will be a tough rival to beat, and bookmakers think both teams will find the net. In seven of the last ten encounters between Lazio and Bologna, both teams have scored at least once.

Lazio vs. Bologna Preview

Lazio is coming off a terrific 3-1 victory to Borussia Dortmund in the first round of the UEFA Champions League group phase. The Eagles put on a strong performance, while Ciro Immobile had a big night, scoring the opening goal and making an assist, too.

It was the Eagles’ best display of the season thus far, as they’ve earned only four points through the first four rounds of the Italian Serie A. Lazio sits at the 15th spot of the table and is winless since the opening weekend when the Eagles beat Cagliari 2-0 on the road.

Last weekend, the Eagles suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat at Sampdoria, while their previous home contests against Inter ended in a 1-1 draw.

As well as Lazio, Bologna suffered a tough loss in the previous round. The Greyhounds blew a 3-1 lead against Sassuolo at home, allowing three unanswered goals in just 13 minutes.

Bologna has recorded three losses and one win in the first four rounds of the 2020-21 Serie A season. The Greyhounds sit at the 16th spot of the league table with just three points and a 7:8 goal difference.

They’ve lost both road contests so far without scoring a goal while conceding three in a return.

Bologna will miss a couple of first-team players Saturday including their captain Andrea Poli. Lazio, on the other side, will be without six players, but the Eagles can count on their key guys.

Lazio vs. Bologna Pick

There could be some tired legs among the Eagles after their Champions League clash against Dortmund, so I think Bologna stands a chance in this one and will make it very interesting to watch.

The Greyhounds prefer an attacking approach and will look for all three points at Stadio Olimpico, no doubt. They have enough offensive firepower to score against the Eagles’ fragile defense, while I would be shocked if the hosts fail to score as well.

After a poor start, both teams will be fired up to grab a victory, so I expect to see a proper firecracker. Two of the previous three meetings between Lazio and Bologna produced four or more goals in total while both teams scored at least twice.

  • Over 3.0 Goals



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