Unveiling the Powerhouse Line-ups: Roma vs. Bologna Serie A Showdown - Don't Miss Out!

Football fans, get ready for an exhilarating showdown as Roma and Bologna gear up to battle for the fourth place in the league! Roma: Svilar; Celik, Mancini, Llorente, Angelino; Cristante, Paredes, Pellegrini; Dybala, Abraham, El Shaarawy Bologna: Skorupski, Posch, Lucumi, Beukema, Calafiori; Freuler, El Azzouzi, Aebischer; Ndoye, Zirkzee, Saelemaekers

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Unveiling the Powerhouse Line-ups: Roma vs. Bologna Serie A Showdown - Don't Miss Out!

Football fans, get ready for an exhilarating showdown as Roma and Bologna gear up to battle for the fourth place in the league! The Stadio Olimpico is set to be a cauldron of excitement as the match kicks off at 17.30 UK time (16.30 GMT). This is not just another game, but a chance to see some of the greatest talents in football go head-to-head.

Leading the charge for Roma is none other than Tammy Abraham who makes his much-anticipated return to the starting line-up. This will be his first start since undergoing knee surgery in June 2024. The English striker will be supported by Argentine maestro Paulo Dybala, Stephan El Shaarawy, and Lorenzo Pellegrini. This formidable quartet is bound to bring the heat and give Bologna a run for their money.

This game is particularly crucial for Roma as they trail Bologna by just four points. With a game in hand, this match could potentially bridge the gap and put them in a stronger position for the fourth spot. The postponed fixture due to Evan Ndicka's health scare, with the score at 1-1, will be played out against Udinese on Thursday at 19.00 UK time (18.00 GMT). This means that Roma will have to give it their all in this crucial encounter.

Roma's recent form has been promising, having eliminated Milan in the Europa League quarter-final last Thursday. However, they suffered a blow as Romelu Lukaku limped off during that game, with Sardar Azmoun also not fully fit. Despite these setbacks, Roma's strong line-up, now bolstered by Abraham's return, is ready to take on the challenge.

On the other side, Bologna has had a decent run in their last 12 games, losing only one. However, they seem to have hit a rough patch with back-to-back goalless draws against Frosinone and Monza. They will be without Lewis Ferguson, who is out for six months with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He joins Adama Soumaoro and Jens Odgaard on the treatment table.

But fear not Bologna fans, as Alexis Saelemaekers returns from suspension. He will complete the attacking trio with Joshua Zirkzee and Dan Ndoye, leaving Riccardo Orsolini on the bench. Bologna will be looking to replicate their performance from earlier this season when they defeated Roma 2-0. However, it's worth noting that Jose Mourinho was the Roma coach at the time, and the dynamics have changed since.

Here are the line-ups for both teams:

Roma: Svilar; Celik, Mancini, Llorente, Angelino; Cristante, Paredes, Pellegrini; Dybala, Abraham, El Shaarawy

Bologna: Skorupski, Posch, Lucumi, Beukema, Calafiori; Freuler, El Azzouzi, Aebischer; Ndoye, Zirkzee, Saelemaekers.

This match promises to be a thrilling encounter, with both teams eager to secure the coveted fourth spot. With so much at stake, the stage is set for a nail-biting showdown at the Stadio Olimpico. So, brace yourselves for a rollercoaster ride of emotions, intense football action, and an unforgettable match.

Stay tuned to our LIVEBLOG for all the build-up and action as it happens from this game and Milan–Inter. This is one clash you don't want to miss! The excitement is palpable, and we can't wait to see how this battle for fourth place unfolds. Let the games begin!

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