Bologna vs AS Roma Prediction, 12/13/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bologna vs AS Roma
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Bologna (+320) AS Roma (-115)
Edin Dzeko and AS Roma (5-3-2, 6th in Serie A) head to Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Sunday where they'll take on Bologna (4-0-6, 10th in Serie A). The goaltenders protecting the net are Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna and Antonio Mirante for AS Roma. AS Roma are at at -115 while Bologna are at +320. The O/U is set at 3.
Bologna stepped onto the pitch against Inter Milan in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 86.2% received passes percentage by connecting on 507 out of their 588 passing attempts in their last game. Bologna attempted 7 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 3 of the attempts for a rate of 42.9%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Bologna finished the game at a 50.0% rate by hitting 7 shots on target of 14 total shots. Bologna has an average of 1.40 goals per 90 minutes (14 total goals) and have tallied 10 assists in all games this year.
Rodrigo Palacio is a player who should impact this matchup for Bologna. Palacio has had a starting assignment in 270 matchups thus far in his career and he has earned 0.33 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Argentina has earned 89 goals scored in 24,116 mins played. He has totaled 54 assists while earning 51 yellow cards so far in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Musa Barrow, the forward representing Gambia. Barrow has been on the pitch for 3,360 minutes during 35 starts and has been handed 1 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 8 times in his career while scoring 15 total goals. He sports an average of 0.40 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Bologna is Lukasz Skorupski. Skorupski has seen the field for a total of 19,170 minutes and has tallied 665 stops during his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.41 (300 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .702. The goalie born in Poland has had 953 shots attempted at him in 213 starting assignments. Skorupski (68-52-93 mark during his career) has earned 51 shutouts, which gives him a 23.9% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, AS Roma finished locked up with a final of 0-0 against Sassuolo. They finished this game by converting 355 out of their 431 attempted passes for a rate of 82.4%. AS Roma had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 10 of the 20 dribbles they tried. AS Roma connected on 1 shot on target out of 16 shots tried which had them sitting at a 6.3% clip when they last took the field. Having a total of 19 goals and 13 assists in all their contests, AS Roma is averaging 1.90 goals and 1.30 assists per 90 min.
Edin Dzeko should provide a lift for AS Roma. He is averaging 0.59 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 323 games during his pro soccer career. The forward from Bosnia has 30,116 mins and has scored 197 goals. He has tallied 53 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 60 times. Make sure to watch out for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the forward who is from Armenia. He has collected 100 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 69 different times. Mkhitaryan has been handed 38 yellow card warnings in 23,071 professional minutes played (257 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.39.
Antonio Mirante will look after the net for AS Roma. So far in his career, Mirante has allowed 548 goals and has accumulated 1,300 stops in 409 starts. He has given up 1.35 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 126-112-167. He is the owner of a save percentage of .706 and his clean sheet rate is 30.1%. Mirante has recorded 123 shutouts while defending 1,845 shots attempted against him in 36,551 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bologna (+320)
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