Inter Milan vs Bologna Prediction, 12/5/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Inter Milan vs Bologna
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Inter Milan (-250) Bologna (+500)
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is the venue where Lautaro Martinez and Inter Milan (5-3-1, 2nd in Serie A) will play Bologna (4-0-5, 10th in Serie A) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Samir Handanovic for Inter Milan and Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna. The line on this matchup has Inter Milan coming in at -250 and Bologna are at +500. The total is set at 3.5.
Inter Milan faced Sassuolo in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 3-0. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 84.2% passes received percentage by connecting on 324 out of their 385 pass targets in their last outing. Inter Milan tried 8 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 7 of the tries for a rate of 87.5%. Regarding shot accuracy, Inter Milan ended this match at a 36.4% clip by putting 4 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Inter Milan averages 2.33 goals per 90 minutes (21 total goals) and are sitting with 17 assists in all matches for the season.
Lautaro Martinez is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Inter Milan. He has 10 assists while accumulating 23 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Martinez has been in the starting lineup in 85 outings in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.56 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Argentina has racked up 47 goals scored in 7,509 mins played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Romelu Lukaku, the forward born in Belgium. He has assisted on a goal 52 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 175 goals. Lukaku has been on the pitch for 27,600 mins in 304 starting assignments and has been given 26 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.57 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Inter Milan is Samir Handanovic. Handanović has defended the goal for 47,093 minutes and has tallied 1,601 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.12 (588 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .735. The goalkeeper born in Slovenia has had 2,172 shots attempted against him in 525 starts. Handanović (243-139-142 mark during his career) has recorded 183 clean sheets, which gives him a 34.9% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Bologna got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Crotone. Bologna ended the game with a 36.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 19 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by completing 350 of the 421 passing attempts for a percentage of 83.1%. Bologna converted 7 shots on target out of the team's 14 shots attempted giving them a 50.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 13 goals and 9 assists in all matches, Bologna averages 1.44 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Musa Barrow will be counted on for Bologna. He scores 0.41 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 34 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward from Gambia has 3,282 minutes while he has scored 15 goals. He has accumulated 1 yellow card in his career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. You should also keep an eye on Rodrigo Palacio, the forward representing Argentina. He has scored 89 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 54 different times. Palacio has earned himself a total of 51 yellow card cautions in 24,038 mins (269 starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.33.
Lukasz Skorupski is expected to look after the goal for Bologna. Skorupski has racked up 51 clean sheets and has defended 946 shots attempted against him in 19,080 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .703 and his clean sheet rate is 24.1%. He has allowed 1.40 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 68-52-92. So far in his pro soccer career, Skorupski has allowed 297 goals and has accumulated 661 saves in 212 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Inter Milan (-250)
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