Bologna FC 1909 vs S.S.Lazio: All you need to know about this match
Lazio’s impressive season goes under Inzaghi as they are backed by fifth straight win when Bologna welcome them at Renato Dall’Ara.
Date: Thursday 24 October 2017
Kick off: 7:45 (BST) 8:45 (CET) 00:15 (IST)
Broadcast: Sony ESPN, Sky sports, beIN sports
Live stream: Jio TV, Sky Go, beIN sports live
The side from Rome made their continuation of the winning streak with a smashing home win over Cagliari this weekend which reflected their attacking power that coach Inzaghi inserted in the squad. The same eleven also crushed Juventus’s unbeaten record at home over two season in Turin a stunning result of their campaign so far. They are also merely just three points behind league leaders Napoli who are facing Genoa on the same day and at same kick off time.
Bologna meanwhile are without a win against top four teams but are just one place short of the Europa league places heading into this weekend. However, they failed to beat Atalanta this weekend ,losing a man in the dying moments of the game and will be hoping to restructure themselves with Lazio in their corridor.
The visitors are level on points with the champions at fourth place divided only by goal difference. Their supreme attacking mentality had helped them to receive nice treatment from their fans and characteristics guideline from coach Inzaghi who is turning to be next big Italian sorcerer with Allegri and Sari. Their leader on the pitch Ciro Immobile has scored in last four of five games and also had a hand in two goals that was scored in the defeat against Napoli in the previous midweek fixture. Immobile is assisted by D’Ambrisio ,the trickster of the team. Both will like to fame goals against the somewhat consistent Bologna side.
The home side faith in this game entirely depends upon ex-Inter striker Palacio. The giant Argentinian showcased some incredible strikes in his new shirt and he will be the danger man to watch out for. But Bologna were found incapable to torture Lazio in their past track record against them and hopefully that will stay like that this week also. Most feared stats for the welcoming fans are that the sky blue army rippled the net at least twice in their 9 of their 10 meetings with the club situated in the central parts of the country.
Central defender Giancelo Gonzalo was shown the second yellow in 1-0 loss to Atalanta this weekend and will be missing this important clash. Mario Castro is fit to start the game having come on as a substitute this Sunday.
Nani and Felipe Caicedo are expected to book their name on the starting eleven list with their manager expected set to make some changes for this fixture.
Bologna: Mirante, Torosidio, Petkovic, Helander, Masina, Poli, Pulgar, Donsah, Destro, Palacio, Francesco
— Bologna Fc 1909 (@BfcOfficialPage) October 24, 2017
Lazio: Strakosha, Radu, De Vrij, Bastos, Caicedo, Leiva, Lulic, Parolo, Alberto, Nani, Immobile
#LazioCagliari 🔢 I numeri del match
— S.S.Lazio (@OfficialSSLazio) October 23, 2017