Bologna vs Juventus Prediction, 5/23/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bologna vs Juventus
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Bologna (+550) Juventus (-238)
Stadio Renato Dall'Ara is the venue where Musa Barrow and Bologna (10-10-16, 11th in Serie A) will take on Juventus (22-9-6, 5th in Serie A) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna and Wojciech Szczesny for Juventus. The Zebras are at at -238 while Bologna are at +550. The total has been set at 3.5.
Bologna faced Genoa in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-0. Bologna attempted 20 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 5 of the tries for a rate of 25.0%. In the passing game, they had a 85.8% passes received percentage by completing 491 out of their 572 targeted passes in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, Bologna walked away from the pitch at a 27.3% clip by hitting 6 shots on target of 22 total shots. Bologna is averaging 1.28 g/90 (46 total goals) and have racked up 36 assists in all games for this campaign.
Musa Barrow is a player who should impact this matchup for Bologna. He has totaled 15 assists while earning 1 yellow card so far in his career. Barrow has been a starter in 59 outings during his soccer career and scores 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Gambia has earned 21 goals in 5,390 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Rodrigo Palacio, the forward born in Argentina. Palacio has accumulated 25,606 mins during 286 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 54 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 57 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 92 goals. He scores 0.32 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Bologna is Lukasz Skorupski. Skorupski (74-57-99 mark in his career) has earned 54 shutouts, which gives him a 23.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in Poland has seen 1,042 shots attempted at him in 230 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.41 (325 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 70.7. Skorupski has been on the pitch for 20,700 minutes and has 733 stops during his pro soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Juventus walked away with a victory by a final of 3-2 against Inter Milan. Juventus earned a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 4 out of the 6 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 377 of the 418 passes they tried for a rate of 90.2%. Juventus landed 4 shots on target out of their 11 shots attempted which gave them a 36.4% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 72 goals and 56 assists in all competitions, Juventus averages 1.95 goals and 1.51 assists per 90 minutes.
Cristiano Ronaldo should provide a lift for Juventus. The forward from Portugal has totaled 49,110 minutes while scoring 479 goals. He has tallied 75 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 147 times. He scores 0.88 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 546 matches so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Alvaro Morata, the defender representing Italy. He has totaled 94 goals in his career while helping on a goal 39 times. Morata has been handed 54 yellow cards in 14,857 minutes played (162 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.57.
Wojciech Szczesny will reside in front of the goal for Juventus. Szczesny has racked up 118 clean sheets and has defended 1,286 shots tried against him in 30,074 career minutes. He has a save % of 74.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 35.2%. He has surrendered 1.05 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 199-77-58. Thus far in his career, Szczesny has surrendered 350 goals while earning 948 stops in 335 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bologna (+550)
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