The match between Bologna and Roma will take place at 9:00 am EST, on April 9th, 2017, at the Renato Dell’Ara stadium in Bologna. Probable lineups for this Serie A game.
The upsetting early elimination from the Coppa Italia semi-final against Lazio doesn’t leave many chances to Spalletti’s guys. Roma needs to collect three points to consolidate its second place in the standings that would guarantee the direct qualification to the Champions League. This is the main goal of the giallorossi at this time as AS ROMA 360 explained.
Luciano Spalletti should field Fazio close to Manolas and Ruediger while Mario Rui will likely replace the injured Emerson Palmieri. De Rossi is definitely in better shape after the back injury that he suffered with the Italian national team. The midfielder of Ostia should be favorite over Paredes as a playmaker in front of the defense line. Salah, Nainggolan, and Dzeko should be the offensive trio in charge of breaking through Bologna’s defensive line.
Bologna – Roma: Probable lineups – (Serie A 2016-17)
Bologna (4-3-3): Mirante; Krafth, Gastaldello, Maietta, Mbaye; Dzemaili, Pulgar, Nagy; Krejci, Destro, Verdi.
Roma (3-4-2-1): Szczesny; Rudiger, Manolas, Fazio; Peres, Strootman, De Rossi, Mario Rui; Salah, Nainggolan; Dzeko.