Bologna vs Napoli Prediction, 11/8/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bologna vs Napoli
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Bologna (+285) Napoli (-145)
Stadio Renato Dall'Ara is the site where Musa Barrow and Bologna (2-0-4, 14th in Serie A) will take on Napoli (4-0-2, 6th in Serie A) on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers are Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna and David Ospina for Napoli. The Blues are at at -145 while Bologna are at +285. The O/U is set at 3.5.
Bologna have collected 11 goals on the campaign, which has them 8th in the league. They have attempted 102 shots with 40 being on target, which calculates to a 39.2% SOT percentage. Bologna has controlled possession of the ball for 52% of games while successfully dribbling 70.2% of the time (2nd in the league). Their players have caught 2,296 passes from teammates on 2,604 targets on the season, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 88.2%.
Musa Barrow is a player who should be able to impact this match for Bologna. He has 7 assists while earning 1 yellow card during his pro soccer career. Barrow has been given a starting assignment in 31 games so far in his career and scores 0.45 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Gambia has earned 15 goals scored in 3,021 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Rodrigo Palacio, the forward from Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 54 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 89 total goals. Palacio has played 23,768 minutes in 266 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 49 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.34 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Bologna is Lukasz Skorupski. Skorupski has played for a total of 18,810 minutes and is sitting with 654 stops during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.41 (295 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of .702. The goalie from Poland has faced 937 shots tried against him in 209 starting assignments. Skorupski (66-52-91 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 50 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 23.9% clean sheet rate.
Napoli has tallied 2,868 pass targets for the campaign (7th in the league) and they have 2,593 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 90.4% and they control possession of the ball 55.2% of the time. The Blues have been able to dribble successfully 65.4% of the time on the campaign while tallying 14 goals. The have hit on 42.1% of their shots on 95 shots.
Lorenzo Insigne should provide solid play for Napoli. He sports an average of 0.35 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 257 contests in his pro soccer career. The forward from Italy has totaled 22,192 mins while scoring 86 goals. He has accounted for 23 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 73 times. Make sure to watch out for Dries Mertens, the forward from Belgium. He has 177 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 116 times. Mertens has been given a total of 51 yellow cards in 31,486 minutes (352 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.51.
David Ospina will reside in front of the goal for the Blues. During his professional soccer career, Ospina has allowed 288 goals while he has racked up 777 saves in 252 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.16 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 103-62-85. He has earned a save % of .733 and his clean sheet rate is 33.3%. Ospina has 84 clean sheets while seeing 1,063 shots against him in 22,441 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Napoli (-145)
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