Bologna vs Sassuolo Prediction, 10/18/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bologna vs Sassuolo
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna, Italy
TV: ESPN Deportes
Odds/Point Spread: Bologna (+188) Sassuolo (+140)
Domenico Berardi and Sassuolo (2-1-0, 3rd in Serie A) head to Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Sunday where they'll take on Bologna (1-0-2, 11th in Serie A). The starting goaltenders will be Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna and Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo. Sassuolo are at at +140 while Bologna are at +188. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Bologna has controlled possession for 53.3% of matches while they dribble successfully 75.8% of the time (3rd in Serie A). They have tried 44 shots with 19 of them being on target, which means they have a 43.2% shots on target percentage. Bologna as a team have earned 4 goals this year, which is currently 9th in Serie A. Their players have caught 1,192 passes from teammates on 1,335 tries this year, making their receiving percentage 89.3%.
Musa Barrow is a player who should be able to impact this game for Bologna. Barrow has started 29 matches so far in his pro soccer career and has 0.41 G/90. The forward born in Gambia has recorded 13 goals scored in 2,839 professional minutes played. He has 7 assists while earning 1 yellow card warning so far in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Rodrigo Palacio, the forward representing Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 53 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 89 goals. Palacio has played 23,541 minutes in 263 career starts and has been given 49 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.34 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Bologna is Lukasz Skorupski. Skorupski has been on the pitch for a total of 18,540 mins and has earned 641 saves during his career. His GA/90 is 1.39 (287 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .704. The goalie from Poland has seen 917 shots attempted against him in 206 starts. Skorupski (65-52-89 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 50 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 24.3% clean sheet rate.
Sassuolo has tallied 1,831 targets so far this season (2nd in Serie A) and they have 1,669 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 91.2% and they have controlled possession of the ball 63% of the time. The Black and Greens have had success dribbling 71.1% of the time on the season while tallying 9 goals. They have completed 30.9% of their SOT out of 55 shots.
Domenico Berardi should be able to be counted on for Sassuolo. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 223 outings thus far in his career. The forward from Italy has totaled 18,991 professional minutes and he has scored 82 goals. He has earned 63 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 54 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Francesco Caputo, the forward who is from Italy. He has earned 158 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 44 different times. Caputo has been handed 44 yellow card warnings in 30,082 mins played (332 career starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.47.
Andrea Consigli will be residing in front of the net for the Black and Greens. Consigli has earned 124 clean sheets while defending 1,911 shots against him in 39,606 mins in his career. He has earned a save % of .706 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.9%. He has surrendered 1.32 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 160-115-163. So far in his career, Consigli has conceded 581 goals while he has earned 1,349 saves in 444 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bologna (+188)
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