Fiorentina vs Bologna Prediction, 1/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fiorentina vs Bologna
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Fiorentina (+115) Bologna (+185)
Gaetano Castrovilli and Fiorentina (3-5-6, 14th in Serie A) host Bologna (4-3-7, 13th in Serie A) at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday. The starting goalies will be Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina and Angelo Da Costa for Bologna. Bologna are at at +185 while Fiorentina are at +115. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Fiorentina faced off with Juventus in their most recent match and went home with a win by a final score of 3-0. In the passing game, they earned a 82.6% passes received percentage by converting 366 out of their 443 pass attempts in their last outing. Fiorentina attempted 17 dribbles in this matchup and completed 10 of the dribbles for a rate of 58.8%. Concerning shot accuracy, Fiorentina finished at a 55.6% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 9 total shots. Fiorentina sports an average of 1.07 goals per 90 (15 goals in total) and have accounted for 12 assists in all matches for the year.
Gaetano Castrovilli is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Fiorentina. He has accounted for 8 assists while earning 22 yellow cards during his career. Castrovilli has started 84 outings in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.14 goals per 90 minutes. The defender representing Poland has tallied 12 goals in 7,549 mins. One more guy who could decide who wins is Christian Kouame, the forward born in Cote d'Ivoire. He has assisted on a goal 17 times in his career while scoring 24 goals. Kouame has been on the field for 7,877 minutes in 85 starts and has been given a total of 12 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.27 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Fiorentina is Bartlomiej Dragowski. Dragowski has played for 8,992 mins and has 325 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.59 (159 total goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of .688. The goalkeeper born in Poland has had 471 shots tried against him in 98 career starts. Dragowski (28-27-44 record during his career) has accumulated 23 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.5% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, Bologna were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Atalanta. They finished the match by completing 432 of the 507 passes they tried for a rate of 85.2%. Bologna ended the game with a 42.9% successful dribble rate by completing 9 out of the 21 dribbles they attempted. Bologna had 3 shots attempted out of their 9 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% rate in their last outing. With 19 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, Bologna averages 1.36 goals and 1.07 assists per 90 minutes.
Rodrigo Palacio will need to provide a spark for Bologna. The forward hailing from Argentina has 24,469 mins while earning 89 goals. He has totaled 52 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 55 times. He currently averages 0.33 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 274 matches during his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Musa Barrow, the forward hailing from Gambia. He has accumulated 16 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 9 different times. Barrow has been handed 1 yellow cards in 3,694 professional minutes played (39 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.39.
Angelo Da Costa will be residing in front of the net for Bologna. Da Costa has recorded 34 clean sheets while seeing 780 shots against him in 14,548 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of .723 and his clean sheet rate is 21.3%. He has allowed 1.37 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 53-41-69. So far in his career, Da Costa has surrendered 221 goals and has accounted for 560 saves in 160 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Fiorentina (+115)
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