Sunday, March 04, 2012


...........He added that he enjoys being in contention and that he is really looking forward to Sunday. Both his wins came at tough par 70 course, where he made few mistakes in contention and a similar approach will take him close this afternoon.


We may only be in the first week of March, but the visitors are already drinking in the last chance saloon, nine points from safety, today they visit one of the very few clubs they can hope to drag into the relegation scrap, so surely will have to go all out for the three points.

They have won just three starts all season, incredibly, doing the double over Internazionale, their win at the San Siro being the most unlikely result of the whole campaign so far. Inter had 30 attempts on goal, but couldn't break through, Novara, consious of their position at least tried to take the game to the Milan giant and we can expect more of the same today.

Bologna are two points above Siena, with Lecce a further two adrift in the final relegation spot, the home team host Juventus in midweek and go to Lazio next weeeknd, so failure to capture the spoils today, could quickly land them in big trouble, so they too, should be desperate for all three points.Hosts won the reverse fixture 2-0, that was very comfortable and the scoreline could easily have been doubled, Bologna coach Stefano Pioli will have all of his players available and they are hungry to bounce back after suffering their first defeat of the New Year at Udinese last week, that sequence included three home cleansheets and avoiding defeat at Inter, Roma and Napoli. Home win. 1.5 units Bologna -0.75 ball 1.98 asian line.


Very tough to call Rome derby, which is almost always fiesty and this will be little different, with Roma in a must win situation. No bet for me, but if you are watching, there will probably be goals and plenty of cards, last four meetings have averaged six yellow cards and the last three league meetings have seen three dismissals. With so much on the line today, tempers will get frayed and this will get nasty at some stage. Referee Mauro Begoni was in charge of Napoli - Inter recently ( six yellow and one red), so can wave the cards when required. Roma's Daniele De Rossi has collected cards in the last three and will return today and was very vocal about the referee after the last game, hard to see him not collecting a fourth, with him so important to this leaky defence and Lazio surely looking to put pressure on him.


Defeats for Saint-Etienne, Lyon and Marseille yesterday and dropped points for Lille and Montpellier have opened up the race for Champions League places in Ligue 1 and a win for Rennes in the Breton derby game, would ..................

Good Luck.

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