Spezia vs Bologna Prediction, 12/16/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Spezia vs Bologna
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Spezia (+160) Bologna (+127)
Musa Barrow and Bologna (4-0-7, 11th in Serie A) go to Stadio Dino Manuzzi on Wednesday where they'll meet Spezia (2-4-5, 16th in Serie A). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Rafael for Spezia and Angelo Da Costa for Bologna. The Eagles are at +160 while Bologna are at +127. The total has been set at 2.5.
Spezia stepped onto the pitch against Crotone in their last match and took a loss by a score of 4-1. Spezia tried 9 dribbles in this matchup and completed 5 of those attempts for a rate of 55.6%. In regard to passing, they earned a 82.0% received passes percentage by connecting on 392 of the 478 targeted passes last contest. In regard to shooting accuracy, Spezia finished at a 45.5% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 11 shots. Spezia is averaging 1.36 g/90 (15 total goals) and have racked up 12 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Emanuel Gyasi is a player who should impact this matchup for Spezia. Gyasi has been given a starting assignment in 59 contests during his soccer career and he has earned 0.21 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Ghana has totaled 12 goals scored in 5,115 minutes. He has totaled 9 assists while tallying 16 yellow cards so far in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Claudio Terzi, the defender representing Italy. He has assisted on a goal 6 times thus far in his career and he has scored 12 total goals. Terzi has played 37,703 minutes in 419 starting assignments and has been given a total of 109 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.03 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Spezia is Rafael. Rafael has seen the field for 16,523 mins and has 571 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.32 (242 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .708. The goalie from Brazil has seen 811 shots tried at him in 183 starting assignments. Rafael (82-42-60 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 52 shutouts, which has earned him a 28.4% shutout rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Bologna took a loss by a final score of 5-1 against AS Roma. Bologna finished with a 100.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by connecting on 421 of the 486 passes they tried earning a rate of 86.6%. Bologna connected on 1 shot on goal out of 7 shots attempted which gave them a 14.3% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 14 goals and 10 assists in all their matches, Bologna is averaging 1.27 goals and 0.91 assists per 90.
Musa Barrow will need to be on top of his game for Bologna. The forward born in Gambia has 3,450 professional minutes while scoring 15 goals. He has earned 1 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. He is averaging 0.39 G/90 and has started 36 matches thus far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Rodrigo Palacio, the forward born in Argentina. He has scored 89 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 54 different times. Palacio has been handed a total of 51 yellow card cautions in 24,206 professional minutes played (271 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.33.
Angelo Da Costa will look after the net for Bologna. So far in his career, Da Costa has conceded 216 goals and has accounted for 552 saves in 157 starts. He has conceded 1.36 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 53-38-69. He is the owner of a save percentage of .724 and his clean sheet rate sits at 21.7%. Da Costa has earned 34 clean sheets while seeing 767 shots against him in 14,278 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bologna (+127)
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