Atalanta vs Bologna Prediction, 4/25/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Bologna
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (-313) Bologna (+758)
Gewiss Stadium is the venue where Duvan Zapata and Atalanta (19-7-5, 4th in Serie A) will play Bologna (10-8-14, 11th in Serie A) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Pierluigi Gollini for Atalanta and Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna. The Goddess are at -313 while Bologna are at +758. The total is set at 3.25.
Atalanta stepped onto the pitch against Juventus in their last game and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they had a 89.4% passes received rate by completing 422 out of their 472 targeted passes last contest. Atalanta tried 15 dribbles in this outing and converted 6 of those tries for a rate of 40.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Atalanta walked away from the pitch at a 15.4% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Atalanta averages 2.29 goals per 90 minutes (71 total goals) and have accounted for 51 assists in all contests this season.
Duvan Zapata is a guy who should impact this matchup for Atalanta. He has totaled 31 assists while accumulating 20 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Zapata has been given a starting assignment in 167 outings during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.57 G/90. The forward representing Colombia has 94 goals scored in 14,790 mins. Someone else who should impact this match is Luis Muriel, the forward representing Colombia. Muriel has been on the pitch for 15,938 minutes during 173 starting assignments and has been handed 28 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 33 times in his career while scoring 93 goals. He scores 0.53 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Atalanta is Pierluigi Gollini. Gollini has defended the goal for 11,696 minutes and is sitting with 324 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.20 (156 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 69.1. The keeper hailing from Italy has seen 470 shots attempted at him in 131 starting assignments. Gollini (58-43-31 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 32 shutouts, which gives him a 24.4% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Bologna went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Torino. They wrapped up this contest by completing 266 out of their 328 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 81.1%. Bologna finished with a 61.1% successful dribble rate by converting 11 out of the 18 dribbles they pursued. Bologna landed 1 shot on target out of 8 shots tried which gave them a 12.5% clip in their last game. With 42 goals and 33 assists in all their matches, Bologna averages 1.31 goals and 1.03 assists per 90 minutes.
Musa Barrow will be counted on for Bologna. The forward from Gambia has totaled 5,079 mins while scoring 21 goals. He has collected 1 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped on a goal 15 times. He has an average of 0.37 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 55 matches during his soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Rodrigo Palacio, the forward hailing from Argentina. Palacio has been handed a total of 54 yellow card cautions in 25,246 minutes (282 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.32. He has 89 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 57 different times.
Lukasz Skorupski will reside in front of the goal for Bologna. Thus far in his career, Skorupski has given up 316 goals and has accumulated 727 stops in 227 starts. He has surrendered 1.39 goals per 90 while holding a record of 74-55-98. He has earned a save percentage of 71.0 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.8%. Skorupski has accumulated 54 shutouts while seeing 1,029 shots against him in 20,430 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bologna (+758)
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