Torino vs Bologna Prediction, 12/20/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Torino vs Bologna
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Stadio Olimpico di Torino in Torino, Italy
TV: ESPN 2
Odds/Point Spread: Torino (+150) Bologna (+160)
Stadio Olimpico di Torino is the venue where Federico Bonazzoli and Torino (1-3-8, 19th in Serie A) will take on Bologna (4-1-7, 12th in Serie A) on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers are Salvatore Sirigu for Torino and Angelo Da Costa for Bologna. The odds on this contest have Torino priced at +150 and Bologna are at +160. The total has been set at 2.5.
Torino played AS Roma in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-1. Torino attempted 17 dribbles in this match and completed 10 of the dribbles for a percentage of 58.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they had a 88.5% passes received rate by connecting on 346 out of their 391 passing attempts last contest. In terms of shooting accuracy, Torino finished at a 35.3% clip by landing 6 shots on target out of 17 total shots. Torino sports an average of 1.58 goals per 90 minutes (19 total goals) and have racked up 11 assists in all games for the season.
Federico Bonazzoli is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Torino. He has totaled 8 assists while earning 10 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Bonazzoli has had a starting assignment in 60 outings so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.27 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Italy has totaled 18 goals in 5,916 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Andrea Belotti, the forward representing Italy. Belotti has totaled 18,682 minutes during 200 starts and has been given a total of 26 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 28 times so far in his career while he has scored 106 total goals. He is averaging 0.51 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Torino will be Salvatore Sirigu. Sirigu has seen the pitch for a total of 32,992 mins and has accumulated 1,096 stops during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.25 (459 total goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .715. The keeper born in Italy has seen 1,535 shots tried at him in 368 career starts. Sirigu (172-93-101 mark in his career) has 117 shutouts, which has earned him a 31.8% shutout rate.
In their last game, Bologna finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against Spezia. Bologna ended the game with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 12 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by converting 369 out of their 460 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 80.2%. Bologna landed 5 shots attempted out of 9 shots attempted which gave them a 55.6% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 16 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, Bologna is averaging 1.33 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Musa Barrow will need to be on top of his game for Bologna. The forward born in Gambia has been on the pitch for 3,540 professional minutes while scoring 16 goals. He has tallied 1 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times. He has an average of 0.41 goals per 90 minutes and has started 37 contests so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Rodrigo Palacio, the forward hailing from Argentina. He has 89 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 54 different times. Palacio has been handed 51 yellow card cautions in 24,289 minutes played (272 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.33.
Angelo Da Costa will look after the net for Bologna. Da Costa has accumulated 34 shutouts while defending 771 shots tried against him in 14,368 career mins. He is the owner of a save % of .722 and his clean sheet rate is 21.5%. He has conceded 1.37 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 53-39-69. So far in his career, Da Costa has given up 218 goals while tallying 554 saves in 158 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Bologna (+160) and under 2.5 goals
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