Bologna vs Cagliari Prediction, 10/31/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bologna vs Cagliari
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Bologna (+130) Cagliari (+180)
Rodrigo Palacio and Bologna (1-0-4, 17th in Serie A) play Cagliari (2-1-2, 11th in Serie A) at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna and Alessio Cragno for Cagliari. The odds on this matchup have Bologna coming in at +130 and Cagliari are at +180. The O/U opens at 3.
Bologna have tallied 8 goals this season, which is 11th in the league. They have launched 80 shots at the goal with 31 being on target, which calculates to a 38.8% SOT percentage. Bologna has controlled possession of the ball for 51.8% of games while they have success at dribbling 71% of the time (3rd in the league). Their players have been on the receiving end of 1,920 passes on 2,163 targets on the year, which makes their receiving percentage 88.8%.
Rodrigo Palacio is a guy who can be a difference maker for Bologna. Palacio has started 265 games thus far in his career while he scores 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Argentina has racked up 89 goals scored in 23,687 minutes played. He has totaled 54 assists while tallying 49 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Musa Barrow, the forward who is from Gambia. Barrow has played 2,933 minutes in 30 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 1 yellow card caution. He has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times so far in his career while scoring 13 goals. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Bologna will be Lukasz Skorupski. Skorupski (65-52-91 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 50 shutouts, which leaves him with a 24.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Poland has had 934 shots tried against him in 208 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.41 (293 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .703. Skorupski has seen the pitch for a total of 18,720 minutes and has earned 653 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
The Islanders have dribbled successfully 61% of the time this year while totaling 10 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 85.5% while they control possession of the ball 40.4% of the time. Cagliari has accumulated 1,980 targets this year (16th in Serie A) and they have 1,692 successful received passes. The have hit on 37.1% of their shots out of 62 shots.
Giovanni Simeone will be counted on for Cagliari. He is currently averaging 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 161 matches during his career. The forward from Argentina has played 14,164 minutes and he has scored 60 goals. He has accumulated 14 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 12 times. Make sure to watch out for Joao Pedro, the forward from Brazil. Pedro has been handed a total of 43 yellow card cautions in 15,083 professional minutes played (172 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.40. He has scored 67 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 24 times.
Alessio Cragno is expected to look after the goal for the Islanders. During his pro soccer career, Cragno has surrendered 259 goals while he has accounted for 589 saves in 185 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.41 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 55-51-78. He is the owner of a save percentage of .709 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.2%. Cragno has accumulated 43 clean sheets while seeing 834 shots attempted against him in 16,531 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bologna (+130)
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