Lazio vs Bologna Prediction, 10/24/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lazio vs Bologna
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Lazio (-165) Bologna (+425)
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Lazio (1-1-2, 11th in Serie A) play Bologna (1-0-3, 16th in Serie A) at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be Thomas Strakosha for Lazio and Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna. The odds on this contest have Lazio coming in at -165 and Bologna are at +425. The total opens at 2.5.
Lazio controls possession for 51% of matches while dribbling successfully 51.6% of the time (19th in the league). They have attempted 53 shots with 16 on target, which is a 30.2% shots on target percentage. Lazio have accounted for 4 goals this year, which is 15th in the league. They have caught 1,854 passes from teammates on 2,059 attempts on the year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 90.0%.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Lazio. Milinkovic-Savic has been given a starting assignment in 176 games during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.22 G/90. The midfielder born in Spain has 38 goals scored in 15,468 professional minutes played. He has totaled 21 assists while tallying 45 yellow cards in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Felipe Caicedo, the forward from Ecuador. Caicedo has been on the field for 17,856 minutes during 203 starts and has been handed a total of 58 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 19 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 83 goals. He sports an average of 0.42 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Lazio is Thomas Strakosha. Strakosha (75-33-38 record in his career) has earned 41 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Greece has faced 572 shots tried at him in 146 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.23 (180 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .729. Strakosha has played for 13,185 minutes and is sitting with 414 saves so far in his career.
The Greyhounds have had success dribbling 75.9% of the time so far this year while scoring 7 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 87.9% and they control possession of the ball 51.8% of the time. Bologna has 1,682 targets this year (13th in the league) to go along with 1,479 successful received passes. They have connected on 43.9% of their shots out of 57 total shots.
Rodrigo Palacio will need to provide a lift for Bologna. The forward hailing from Argentina has played 23,616 minutes while scoring 89 goals. He has collected 49 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped on a goal 54 times. He is averaging 0.34 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 264 outings during his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Musa Barrow, the forward born in Gambia. Barrow has been given 1 yellow card cautions in 2,914 professional minutes played (30 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.40. He has earned 13 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 7 different times.
Lukasz Skorupski is expected to look after the goal for the Greyhounds. During his career, Skorupski has conceded 291 goals while he has accumulated 651 stops in 207 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.41 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 65-52-90. He has a save percentage of .704 and his shutout rate is currently at 24.2%. Skorupski has totaled 50 shutouts while seeing 930 shots against him in 18,630 career mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Bologna (+425) and under 2.5 goals
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