Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 31 Goals 24 (48)
(26) 21 Assists 19 (30)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
28.9 Average Age 29.9
184.7 Average Height (cm) 184.3
(0.9) 1.1 Shots pg 1.2 (1.1)
(49%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 52% (54%)
(0.7) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(2.2) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Cesare Natali Out 6.69
Robert Acquafresca Out 6.21
Gianluca Curci Out 7.18
Henry Giménez Out 6.5
Daniele Portanova Out 7.01
Manolo Gabbiadini Out 6.72
Player Reason Status Rating
Mauro Zárate Out 6.2
André Dias Out 7.07
Abdoulay Konko Out 7.23
Cristian Brocchi Out 6.15
Tommaso Rocchi Out 6.04
Federico Marchetti Out 6.81
Miroslav Klose Doubtful 7.23

Team News

  • Pioli will switch back to a three-man defence against Lazio, moving Garics to the midfield again.
  • As Gabbiadini is suspended and Acquafresca injured, the coach will have two players supporting Gilardino, with Kone or Taider partnering Diamanti.
  • If Taider is moved further upfiled, one of Guarente and Pazienza may get a chance in the midfield.
  • Bizzarri will replace goalkeeper Marchetti, who is injured and will not travel to Bologna.
  • Klose's availability is still uncertain, and Kozak and Floccari both proved to be reliable options in case the German striker is unable to be passed fit.
  • Cavanda will play as right-back as Konko is injured as well.

Prediction

  • Bologna won their last match against Atalanta and avoided falling to last placed in the table, but they still need more points to keep out of the danger zone. Two consecutive home matches could do the job, but Lazio are in very good form.
  • Three victories and one draw in their last four league matches, plus the big win over Maribor, mean Lazio will be favourites in this match. Playing on Monday will give the Biancocelesti one more day to rest and prepare for the match properly.
  • Petkovic's main concern at the start of the season was Klose's physical reliability as his age suggests he can't play two matches every week. However, his substitutes Kozak and Floccari have proven to be in good form and may replace the German striker as Lazio's finishers.
Prediction:
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Comments (6)

 
  • Should be fairly easy for Lazio, lot's of possession the opponents half with plenty of scoring chances. That said, Diamanti and Gilardino are always capable of pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

  • 2-1 bologna or 0-2 lazio

  • lazio to win 2-1

  • 2X 1,45

  • 1X @ 1.50

  • Klose is available

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