Bologna will face Lazio in the Serie A of Italy on November 3, with the game starting at 19:45 UTC.
Eight months since their last encounter in Serie A that concluded in a 0-0 stalemate, Bologna and Lazio (often known as SS Lazio) are set to compete again. Bologna heads into this game on a high, having secured a win against Verona in the National cup the previous Wednesday, pushing their undefeated run to 10 games.
Lazio, too, comes with a positive mindset after their recent 1-0 victory over Fiorentina in Serie A. Nonetheless, Lazio’s defense has shown vulnerabilities, having allowed goals in their past 4 away games consecutively.
In their last match, Bologna defeated Verona, while Lazio triumphed over Fiorentina. In their past 20 games, Bologna has secured victories in 8, faced losses in 2, and drawn 10 matches. Lazio, in contrast, won 8 of their previous 17 games, lost 7, and had 2 draws.
Bologna’s record in their latest 6 games includes 3 wins (2-0 vs. Verona on November 1, 2-1 vs. Frosinone on October 22, and 3-0 vs. Empoli on October 1) and 3 draws (1-1 vs. Sassuolo on October 28, 2-2 vs. Inter Milan on October 7, and 0-0 vs. Monza on September 29).
For Lazio, in their last 6 matches, they secured 4 wins (1-0 vs. Fiorentina on October 31, 3-2 vs. Atalanta on October 8, 1-2 vs. Celtic on October 5, and 2-0 vs. Torino on September 28), endured a loss (3-1 vs. Feyenoord on October 26), and managed a draw (1-1 vs. Atletico Madrid on September 20).
Bologna’s coach, Thiago Motta, will be without Lorenzo De Silvestri due to muscle fatigue, Oussama El Azzouzi for an unspecified injury, and Adama Soumaoro owing to a patellar tendon rupture.
Maurizio Sarri, Lazio’s manager, faces player fitness issues. Both Cristiano Lombardi, with an unspecified injury, and Nicolò Casale, dealing with an adductor injury, are unavailable for selection.
Since February 2021, Bologna and Lazio have squared off 6 times. Of those, Bologna emerged victorious twice, Lazio clinched 3 wins, and one game concluded in a draw. Their last face-off was on March 12, 2023, in Serie A, which ended 0-0. Over these 6 matches, both teams have netted 6 goals each.