After their European exertions, AS Roma will return to Serie A action this Sunday when they welcome Bologna to the capital this Sunday.
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome)
AS Roma have collected all 17 of their league victories this season against teams currently outside of the top four.
They have scored a league-high six home-opening goals during the 31’-45’ period.
The hosts have won their last three home games in all competitions.
They are unbeaten in their last nine home games in all competitions (six wins and three draws).
Bologna are winless in their last seven away games (four losses and three draws).
They have won just one of their last 16 trips to Rome (D4, L11).
The visitors have scored 2+ goals in three of their last five games.
Head to head
AS Roma have six wins in their last ten games against Bologna. The visitors have three wins against the hosts, including a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture.
Latest performances in all competitions
AS Roma: D-L-D-W-W
Despite getting a credible draw against Leicester City in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, AS Roma are still without a win in their last three games.
The hosts positioned themselves for a place in the final of the Conference League with a 1-1 draw with Leicester City last Thursday, but will now turn their attention to the league where they are still fighting for a place in the Europa League next season.
Jose Mourinho’s men come into this round of games sitting in fifth place, with a two-point lead over the chasing pack. They will look to take maximum points from this game to tighten their grip on the fifth position after a 3-1 defeat to Inter last week all but ended their fading ambitions of a top-four finish, with the gap to Juventus now a mammoth eight points with four games to play.
Jose Mourinho’s men have been considered flat-track bullies this season as they have collected all 17 of their league victories against teams currently outside of the top four. So will be expected to win this game and won’t settle for anything less than three points here.
Possible Roma starting line-up
Rui Patricio, Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibanez, Marash Kumbulla; Rick Karsdorp, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Bryan Cristante, Nicola Zalewski, Nicolo Zaniolo, Jordan Veretout; Tammy Abraham.
Injured: Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Suspended: Sergio Oliveira
Bologna’s quest for a top 12 finish will continue in this game as they travel to Rome, looking to make it six games unbeaten.
The visitors head into this round of games in 13th place but with a real chance of bettering the 12th place finish; they achieved in each of the last two campaigns.
However, their record away from home this term is a major reason they aren’t in the top half of the table, four games to the end of the season. Siniša Mihajlović’s side has been one of the worst travelling Serie A sides (W3, D5, L8) but have at least avoided a defeat in three of their last four away league matches (D3, L1).
Possible Bologna starting line-up
Lukasz Skorupski; Adama Soumaoro, Gary Medel, Arthur Theate; Lorenzo Di Silvestri, Nicolas Dominguez, Jerdy Schouten, Roberto Soriano, Aaron Hickey, Musa Barrow, Marko Arnautovic.
Injured: Mitchell Dijks, Dogo Michael
AS Roma 2-1 Bologna