While only a catastrophe could prevent Napoli from winning the Italian Serie A title, the race for the other three UEFA Champions League tickets is closer than ever, with only eight points between second and sixth place. Lazio is in the race, and Bologna could join the party with a win on Saturday. Lazio comes in as the soccer betting favorite for this match after winning its last three games in a row.
Bologna: Dark Horse
Prior to the start of the season, Bologna’s main goal was to avoid relegation. Now, with only 13 games left, the club is considered a dark horse to finish in the top six, which would grant it a ticket for a UEFA competition.
Two weeks ago, Bologna defeated Inter Milan 1-0 with Riccardo Orsolini as the scorer. It finished with five shots on goal, one more than Inter, a team whose attacking unit includes Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku and Edin Dzeko, a scary trio.
Bologna followed that with a 1-0 loss on Monday against Torino, winning possession with 57% but failing to convert that into scoring chances. That was its seventh defeat on the road this season, while it has only lost three games at home.
Precisely, its 6-4-3 record at home is what makes it a good online gambling option to consider, especially at +210. There’s also Marko Arnautovic, the team’s top scorer with eight goals. He’s followed by Orsolini with seven.
Right now, Lazio is the hottest team in the Serie A after winning its last three games in a row while not allowing a single goal. Overall, it has conceded 19 goals. Only Napoli has allowed less, with 16.
Speaking of Napoli, the Azzurri couldn’t defeat Lazio last Friday. A mid-range goal scored by Matias Vecino in the second half was enough for Lazio to pull off the stunner despite losing possession with 35% and finishing with nine fewer shots in total.
Lazio lost 2-1 to AZ Alkmaar on Tuesday, but let’s be honest, winning the UEFA Conference League isn’t its top priority.
Lazio is in control of the soccer lines for Saturday’s match, thanks to a +140 price
Ciro Immobile, the team’s top scorer with nine goals, will be ready to go after not playing on Tuesday. Lazio has a scary trio of its own: Immobile, Mattia Zaccagni and Felipe Anderson. They’ve scored a combined 22 goals.
Bologna vs Lazio Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 139
- Bologna Victories: 47 (189 goals)
- Lazio Victories: 55 (198 goals)
- Draws: 37
Lazio was listed as the betting online favorite for the first matchup against Bologna but suffered more than expected. Marko Arnautovic scored the opener for Bologna in the first half, while Lazio turned things around in the second thanks to Lorenzo De Silvestri and Ciro Immobile. Both teams played the entire second half with 10 players after Luis Maximiano and Adama Soumaoro were sent off.
They met again in January in the Round of 16 of the Coppa Italia. Lazio was also in control of the Las Vegas odds and won 1-0 with Felipe Anderson as the scorer. This time there were no red cards.
Bologna vs Lazio Match Information
- Match: Bologna vs Lazio
- Date/time: Saturday, March 11. 2:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Renato Dall’Ara, Bologna
- Bologna vs Lazio Live Stream: fuboTV
Bologna vs Lazio Betting Lines
Bologna vs Lazio Picks and Prediction
As if having one of the league’s top scorers and the second-best defensive unit wasn’t enough, Lazio has been extremely good when playing on the road. In fact, it has lost one more game at home than on the road. Go with the soccer odds; Lazio at +140 is too good a deal not to take.
Lazio are listed at +140 in our Vegas soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Lazio, you have a chance to win 140. The Bologna are +210, offering a chance to win $210 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Lazioa 41.67% chance to win, with Bologna at 32.26%.