Bologna vs Hellas Verona Prediction, 1/16/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bologna vs Hellas Verona
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Bologna (+135) Hellas Verona (+231)
Stadio Renato Dall'Ara is the site where Rodrigo Palacio and Bologna (4-5-8, 13th in Serie A) will play Hellas Verona (7-6-4, 9th in Serie A) on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Angelo Da Costa for Bologna and Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona. Bologna are at +135 while Hellas Verona are priced at +231. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Bologna took the field against Genoa in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 2-0. Bologna attempted 31 dribbles in this match and completed 14 of those attempts for a percentage of 45.2%. In the passing game, they ended with a 83.2% received passes percentage by completing 531 of the 638 passing attempts last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Bologna finished the game at a 23.1% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 13 total shots. Bologna averages 1.24 goals per 90 min (21 goals in total) and are sitting with 17 assists in all games for the year.
Rodrigo Palacio is a guy who can be a difference maker for Bologna. Palacio has been given a starting assignment in 277 contests during his pro soccer career and tallies 0.32 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Argentina has totaled 89 goals in 24,708 mins played. He has accounted for 55 assists while tallying 52 yellow cards so far in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Musa Barrow, the forward hailing from Gambia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 10 times so far in his career and he has scored 16 goals. Barrow has 3,885 mins during 41 starts and has earned himself a total of 1 yellow card. He is averaging 0.37 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Bologna is Angelo Da Costa. Da Costa has played for 14,818 mins and has accumulated 569 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.37 (225 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of .723. The goalie from Brazil has seen 793 shots tried at him in 163 starts. Da Costa (53-43-70 mark in his career) has recorded 35 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 21.5% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Hellas Verona went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Crotone. Hellas Verona finished the match with a 76.9% successful dribble rate by completing 10 out of the 13 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by converting 266 out of their 375 passing attempts for a rate of 70.9%. Hellas Verona converted 6 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted giving them a 46.2% clip in their last outing. With 17 goals and 11 assists in all their contests, Hellas Verona averages 1.00 goal and 0.65 assists per 90 minutes.
Antonin Barak should provide solid play for Hellas Verona. He sports an average of 0.24 G/90 and has started 95 matches thus far in his career. The forward who is from Spain has been on the pitch for 8,644 mins and he has scored 23 goals. He has 16 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 11 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Mattia Zaccagni, the midfielder hailing from Italy. He has accumulated 11 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 12 different times. Zaccagni has earned himself 17 yellow card cautions in 6,843 minutes played (78 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.14.
Marco Silvestri will be looking after the goal for Hellas Verona. Silvestri has racked up 48 shutouts and defended 718 shots against him in 18,236 career mins. He holds a save % of .717 and his shutout rate is 23.8%. He has conceded 1.04 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 63-70-69. In his career, Silvestri has given up 211 goals and has tallied 510 saves in 202 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hellas Verona (+231)
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