Atalanta vs Bologna Prediction, 8/28/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Bologna
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (-451) Bologna (+968)
Gewiss Stadium is the venue where Josip Ilicic and Atalanta (1-0-0, 7th in Serie A) will play Bologna (1-0-0, 5th in Serie A) on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Juan Musso for Atalanta and Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna. Bologna are at at +968 while the Goddess are at -451. The over/under opens at 3.5.
Atalanta stepped onto the pitch against Torino in their last match and took home the win by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they had a 81.4% received passes rate by connecting on 328 of the 403 targeted passes last match. Atalanta attempted 10 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 5 of those dribbles for a percentage of 50.0%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Atalanta walked away from the pitch at a 28.6% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 7 shots.
Josip Ilicic is a guy who should impact this matchup for Atalanta. He has accounted for 54 assists while tallying 36 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Ilicic has started 244 outings in his career while scoring 0.40 G/90. The forward hailing from Slovenia has 93 goals scored in 20,937 professional minutes played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Luis Muriel, the forward representing Colombia. He has assisted on a goal 35 times during his soccer career while he has scored 98 total goals. Muriel has accumulated 16,274 minutes during 176 starts and has earned himself 28 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.54 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Atalanta is Juan Musso. Musso (43-32-51 record during his soccer career) has earned 32 shutouts, which gives him a 25.4% shutout rate. The goalie from Argentina has faced 561 shots tried against him in 126 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.38 (174 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 74.7. Musso has been on the field for a total of 11,337 minutes and is sitting with 417 stops so far in his career.
In their last outing, Bologna earned three points by winning 3-2 against Salernitana. Bologna finished the match with a 46.2% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 out of the 13 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by converting 485 out of their 554 passes they tried for a rate of 87.5%. Bologna converted 7 shots on target out of their 18 shots attempted which had them at a 38.9% clip in their last game.
Marko Arnautovic should be someone to watch for Bologna. He averages 0.35 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 261 matches during his soccer career. The forward who is from Austria has been on the pitch for 23,150 minutes while scoring 89 goals. He has 45 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 53 times. Make sure to watch out for Musa Barrow, the forward who represents Gambia. He has accumulated 21 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 15 times. Barrow has been given a total of 1 yellow card caution in 5,564 minutes (61 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.34.
Lukasz Skorupski will be looking after the goal for Bologna. Skorupski has accumulated 54 shutouts and has seen 1,054 shots against him in 20,880 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 70.6 and his shutout rate is currently 23.3%. He has allowed 1.43 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 75-57-100. During his career, Skorupski has given up 331 goals and has accumulated 739 saves in 232 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atalanta (-451)
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