Bologna vs AC Milan Prediction, 10/23/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bologna vs AC Milan
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Bologna (+240) AC Milan (-120)
Rafael Leao and AC Milan (7-1-0, 2nd in Serie A) travel to Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Saturday where they'll meet Bologna (3-3-2, 8th in Serie A). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna and Ciprian Tatarusanu for AC Milan. Bologna are at +240 while AC Milan are priced at -120. The total opens at 2.5.
Bologna played Udinese in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. In the passing game, they had a 89.8% passes received percentage by converting 459 of the 511 targeted passes in their last match. Bologna tried 8 dribbles in this matchup and completed 6 of the dribbles for a percentage of 75.0%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Bologna walked away from the pitch at a 45.8% clip by putting 11 shots on target out of 24 total shots. Bologna has an average of 1.62 goals per 90 minutes (13 total goals) and have accumulated 11 assists in all games this season.
Musa Barrow is a guy who should impact this matchup for Bologna. He has totaled 18 assists while accumulating 1 yellow card caution so far in his career. Barrow has been in the starting lineup in 66 games during his pro soccer career and has 0.36 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Gambia has earned 24 goals scored in 5,997 mins played.
Another guy who should impact this match is Marko Arnautovic, the forward representing Austria. Arnautovic has totaled 23,773 mins during 268 career starts and has been given a total of 46 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 54 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 91 total goals. He currently averages 0.34 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Bologna is Lukasz Skorupski. Skorupski (77-60-102 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 57 shutouts, which has earned him a 23.8% shutout percentage. The goalie hailing from Poland has faced 1,085 shots attempted at him in 239 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.44 (344 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 70.4. Skorupski has been on the pitch for a total of 21,510 minutes and has tallied 760 stops during his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, AC Milan took home the win by a final score of 3-2 against Hellas Verona. They finished this game by completing 337 of the 362 passes they tried for a percentage of 93.1%. AC Milan finished the match with a 81.8% successful dribble rate by completing 9 out of the 11 dribbles they tried. AC Milan connected on 3 shots on target out of 16 shots attempted which gave them a 18.8% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 17 goals and 11 assists in all competitions, AC Milan averages 2.12 goals and 1.37 assists per 90 min.
Rafael Leao should provide a lift for AC Milan. The midfielder representing Croatia has played 5,281 mins and has earned 24 goals. He has earned 9 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times. He scores 0.41 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 56 outings during his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the forward representing Sweden. He has earned 384 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 134 times. Ibrahimovic has been given 94 yellow cards in 45,727 minutes (518 career starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.76.
Ciprian Tatarusanu will be residing in front of the net for AC Milan. So far in his pro soccer career, Tatarusanu has conceded 324 goals and has tallied 849 stops in 325 starts. He has allowed 1.01 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 154-80-88. He has a save % of 73.0 and his clean sheet rate is 36.0%. Tatarusanu has racked up 117 clean sheets while defending 1,167 shots tried against him in 28,973 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bologna (+240)
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