Bet of the Day: Lazio look value to beat BolognaPublished on: May 20, 2019Author: Jamie Clark
Coppa Italia winners Lazio are back in league action against Serie A strugglers Bologna on Monday night (Premier Sports, kick-off: 19:30 BST).
The Rome club have secured Europa League football for next season with that domestic cup triumph over high-flying Atalanta, and this looks an easy opportunity to win again.
Bologna are not yet mathematically safe, but have 40 points and bring poor away form into this trip to the Stadio Olimpico.
That makes the standout 11/8 with BetVictor for a Lazio win look decent value, especially as the Eagles won the reverse fixture 2-0.
In striking duo Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo, the hosts possess a clear attacking threat which is bound to cause the Bologna defence problems.
Lazio leading marksman Immobile has four goals in six career starts against this opposition, so Simone Inzaghi can rely on him to put himself about.
Visitors weak on the road
Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic was a playing favourite at the Olimpico, but his side have only won twice on their travels all season in the league.
The visitors have also failed to score on 14 occasions across all competitions this term, and that’s why they have been in trouble.
With Immobile and/or ex-Manchester City frontman Caicedo supported by the likes of Joaquin Correa and Luis Alberto – once of Liverpool – Lazio really do look the part here.
It’s their final home game of the season and a passionate fanbase will demand commitment up until the final whistle from the Eagles.
As there’s 18 points and six places between Lazio and Bologna in the Serie A table, the Eternal City outfit should be making their class and superiority tell.
Backing the hosts for victory here makes sense against a Bologna side that have relied heavily on their home form to preserve their top flight status.
Bet of the Day: 11/8 with BetVictor, Lazio to beat Bologna.