Bologna vs Fiorentina Prediction, 5/2/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bologna vs Fiorentina
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Bologna (+135) Fiorentina (+188)
Stadio Renato Dall'Ara is the site where Rodrigo Palacio and Bologna (10-8-15, 12th in Serie A) will take on Fiorentina (8-10-15, 14th in Serie A) on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net will be Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna and Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina. Fiorentina are at at +188 while Bologna are at +135. The total has been set at 2.75.
Bologna played Atalanta in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 5-0. In the passing game, they earned a 86.2% passes received rate by converting 332 of the 385 passing attempts in their last match. Bologna attempted 16 dribbles in this game and completed 8 of the attempts for a rate of 50.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Bologna finished at a 37.5% clip by landing 3 shots on target of 8 shots. Bologna has an average of 1.27 goals per 90 min (42 goals in total) and have accounted for 33 assists in all competitions this season.
Rodrigo Palacio is a player who should impact this matchup for Bologna. Palacio has had a starting assignment in 283 games in his career while scoring 0.32 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Argentina has earned 89 goals in 25,336 professional minutes. He has 57 assists while tallying 54 yellow cards in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Musa Barrow, the forward hailing from Gambia. Barrow has played 5,150 minutes in 56 career starts and has been given 1 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 15 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 21 goals. He is currently averaging 0.37 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Bologna will be Lukasz Skorupski. Skorupski (74-55-99 mark during his career) has tallied 54 shutouts, which gives him a 23.7% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Poland has seen 1,037 shots tried at him in 228 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.41 (321 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 70.9. Skorupski has defended the goal for a total of 20,520 mins and is sitting with 731 stops during his pro soccer career.
For their last match, Fiorentina weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Juventus. Fiorentina had a 69.2% successful dribble percentage by converting 9 out of the 13 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 207 of the 269 pass attempts earning a percentage of 77.0%. Fiorentina had 4 shots on goal out of their 11 shots attempted which gave them a 36.4% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 39 goals and 27 assists in all competitions, Fiorentina has an average of 1.18 goals and 0.82 assists per 90.
Dusan Vlahovic should provide a spark for Fiorentina. He currently averages 0.47 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 44 outings thus far in his career. The forward from Serbia has totaled 4,557 minutes while he has scored 24 goals. He has collected 6 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 4 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Franck Ribery, the forward hailing from France. Ribery has been handed a total of 54 yellow card cautions in 29,813 mins (338 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.31. He has scored 103 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 125 times.
Bartlomiej Dragowski will be looking after the goal for Fiorentina. Dragowski has earned 26 shutouts while defending 533 shots against him in 10,655 career mins. He has a save percentage of 67.5 and his shutout rate is currently 22.2%. He has surrendered 1.60 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 33-32-53. In his pro soccer career, Dragowski has given up 190 goals and has accounted for 361 saves in 117 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bologna (+135)
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