Monday 18 Feb

Roma vs Bologna - Match Preview

18 Feb 2019 Tampines -Tanjong Pagar ITALY: Serie A
ITALY: Serie A

AS Roma

  • D
  • L
  • D
  • W
  • W


19:30 GMT
18 February 2019

Bologna FC

  • L
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • D

19:30 GMT 18 February 2019

The battles at both ends of the table in Serie A are getting more exciting by the weekend as the race for the top four and the fight to avoid relegation are equally close. Roma, involved near the top, face Bologna, who are struggling to main their top-flight status, on Monday night.


  • Roma won’t be too happy with their season so far as they find themselves outside of the Champions League positions in 5th. However, they are unbeaten in their last six in the league with four wins and two draws. They are also balancing a run in Europe’s elite competition and they gained a first-leg advantage over Porto in midweek as they won 2-1 at home.
  • Bologna, on the other hand, have failed to put together a decent run of form this term and are in real trouble of going down as they sit 18th in the table. They have won just once in their last 15 matches with that victory coming a couple of weeks ago against Inter of all teams.
  • Roma’s absence of a prolific goalscorer has been their main downfall this season as Stefan El Shaarawy leads the way for them with just eight.
  • Bologna’s struggles have been even worse as their top scorer, Federico Santander, only has six.


In the 20 previous Serie A meetings between the two sides, Bologna have won just two. Although, one of those in the last fixture between the teams as they won 2-0 when they met back in September. Roma have won three of the last four at Stadio Olimpico with two of them being by a margin of three or more goals. There have been under 2.5 goals in each of the last three meetings.


The hosts are unable to move into the top four but they can close the gap between them and AC Milan to just a single point. They are without Cengiz Under, William Bianda and Patrick Schik.

Latest matches: AS Roma

12.02.2019 UEFA AS Roma FC Porto 2:1 W
08.02.2019 Seri AC Chievo Verona AS Roma 0:3 W
03.02.2019 Seri AS Roma AC Milan 1:1 D
30.01.2019 Copp AC Fiorentina AS Roma 7:1 L
27.01.2019 Seri Atalanta Bergamasca AS Roma 3:3 D


Three points might be enough to take Bologna out of the bottom three but they will be up against it in Rome. Rodrigo Palacio is suspended while Riccardo Orsolino, Blerim Dzemaili and Geancarlo Gonzalez are all injured.

Latest matches: Bologna FC

10.02.2019 Seri Bologna FC Genoa FC 1:1 D
03.02.2019 Seri Inter Milan Bologna FC 0:1 W
27.01.2019 Seri Bologna FC Frosinone Calcio 0:4 L
20.01.2019 Seri Spal 2013 Bologna FC 1:1 D
12.01.2019 Copp Bologna FC Juventus Turin 0:2 L


It’s very hard to see past a Roma win on Monday, the question is by how much will they win by. They have a habit of scoring a few when they face Bologna so backing them either with a -2 handicap or to score three or more goals looks good value. For a safer bet, either back them simply to win or to win with a -1 handicap.

About the author - Tampines -Tanjong Pagar

  1. Tampines: Tampines Football Club, also known as Tampines Rovers, is a professional soccer team based in Singapore. They compete in the Singapore Premier League (SPL) and have a rich history in Singaporean football. Here are some key points to consider about Tampines:


  • Experienced Squad: Tampines Rovers have a good mix of experienced players who bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to the team.
  • Strong Attack: The team boasts several talented attacking players who are capable of creating scoring opportunities and finding the back of the net.
  • Consistent Performers: Tampines Rovers have been consistently competitive in the SPL, often finishing near the top of the league table.


  • Defensive Vulnerabilities: At times, Tampines Rovers have shown vulnerabilities in their defense, which can lead to conceding goals.
  • Inconsistency: While they have had successful campaigns in the past, there have been instances where they struggled to maintain a consistent performance level.
  1. Tanjong Pagar: Tanjong Pagar United Football Club is another Singaporean soccer team that participates in the Singapore Premier League. After a hiatus, they made a return to the league in recent years. Here's an assessment of Tanjong Pagar:


  • Resurgence: After their return to the SPL, Tanjong Pagar has shown resilience and determination to re-establish themselves as a competitive team.
  • Young Talent: The team has invested in young players, giving them opportunities to develop and showcase their abilities.
  • Fighting Spirit: Tanjong Pagar has displayed a never-give-up attitude, often putting up spirited performances even against stronger opponents.


  • Limited Squad Depth: Tanjong Pagar may face challenges due to a relatively smaller squad and fewer resources compared to some other teams in the league.
  • Defensive Fragility: The team has struggled with defensive solidity at times, leading to conceding goals more frequently.

Overall, Tampines Rovers have a stronger track record and a more established presence in the Singapore Premier League. They possess experienced players and have a history of competitive performances. On the other hand, Tanjong Pagar is a team that has been rebuilding and showing signs of progress. While they may face challenges, they have displayed resilience and a commitment to improvement.

It's important to note that soccer teams' performance can vary over time, so it's always a good idea to keep up with the latest news and updates on their progress.

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