Bologna vs Lazio Prediction, 2/27/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bologna vs Lazio
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Bologna (+180) Lazio (+120)
Rodrigo Palacio and Bologna (6-7-10, 14th in Serie A) play Lazio (13-4-6, 5th in Serie A) at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna and Pepe Reina for Lazio. Lazio are at at +120 while Bologna are at +180. The total opens at 3.5.
Bologna played Sassuolo in their most recent game and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. Bologna tried 5 dribbles in this game and were successful in 2 of those dribbles for a percentage of 40.0%. When discussing the passing game, they had a 70.1% received passes rate by connecting on 169 of the 241 pass targets last contest. Regarding shot accuracy, Bologna walked away from the pitch at a 40.0% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 5 total shots. Bologna has an average of 1.22 goals per 90 minutes (28 total goals) and have racked up 22 assists in all games for the season.
Rodrigo Palacio is a player who can be a difference maker for Bologna. He has accounted for 55 assists while earning 52 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Palacio has had a starting assignment in 277 games in his career and he tallies 0.32 G/90. The forward born in Argentina has 89 goals in 24,799 mins played. One more guy who should impact this match is Musa Barrow, the forward born in Gambia. Barrow has earned 4,372 mins during 47 starts and has been given a total of 1 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 11 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 18 goals. He has an average of 0.37 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Bologna will be Lukasz Skorupski. Skorupski has played for a total of 19,710 mins and is sitting with 699 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.40 (306 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.9. The goalkeeper from Poland has seen 992 shots tried against him in 219 career starts. Skorupski (70-54-95 mark in his career) has 53 shutouts, which gives him a 24.2% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Lazio went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Sampdoria. Lazio ended the game with a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 out of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by connecting on 457 of the 513 passes they attempted earning a rate of 89.1%. Lazio had 6 shots on target out of 11 shots attempted which had them at a 54.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 38 goals and 26 assists in all their games, Lazio is averaging 1.65 goals and 1.13 assists per 90.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will need to be on top of his game for Lazio. He is currently averaging 0.22 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 192 outings in his pro soccer career. The midfielder born in Spain has totaled 16,857 mins while scoring 42 goals. He has accumulated 47 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 27 times. Make sure to watch out for Ciro Immobile, the forward hailing from Italy. Immobile has been handed a total of 50 yellow card cautions in 24,365 minutes played (276 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.68. He has earned 184 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 41 times.
Pepe Reina will be looking after the goal for Lazio. Reina has earned 240 shutouts and defended 2,311 shots attempted against him in 53,862 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 75.1 and his clean sheet rate is 40.0%. He has surrendered 0.98 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 318-150-131. So far in his career, Reina has surrendered 587 goals and has earned 1,731 stops in 600 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bologna (+180)
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