Bologna vs Sampdoria Prediction, 3/14/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bologna vs Sampdoria
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Location: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna, Italy
TV: ESPN 2
Odds/Point Spread: Bologna (+120) Sampdoria (+255)
Gaston Ramirez and Sampdoria (9-5-12, 10th in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Sunday where they'll take on Bologna (7-7-12, 12th in Serie A). The expected starting goalies will be Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna and Emil Audero for Sampdoria. Sampdoria are at at +255 while Bologna are at +120. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Bologna stepped onto the pitch against Napoli in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-1. Bologna tried 15 dribbles in this match and converted 9 of the tries for a percentage of 60.0%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 80.9% received passes percentage by connecting on 463 out of their 572 passing attempts in their last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Bologna ended this match at a 25.0% clip by putting 4 shots on target out of 16 total shots. Bologna has an average of 1.19 g/90 (31 total goals) and have accounted for 24 assists in all matches for the season.
Musa Barrow is a player who should be able to impact this match for Bologna. Barrow has had a starting assignment in 49 games in his career and he tallies 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Gambia has tallied 18 goals in 4,570 mins. He has 12 assists while accumulating 1 yellow cards in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Rodrigo Palacio, the forward born in Argentina. He has assisted on a goal 55 times thus far in his career while he has scored 89 total goals. Palacio has earned 24,913 minutes in 278 starts and has been given a total of 52 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.32 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Bologna is Lukasz Skorupski. Skorupski has been on the field for 19,980 minutes and has accumulated 711 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.40 (310 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 70.9. The keeper born in Poland has faced 1,008 shots attempted at him in 222 starts. Skorupski (71-54-97 record in his career) has 54 shutouts, which has earned him a 24.3% shutout percentage.
When they last played, Sampdoria earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 2-2 against Cagliari. Sampdoria finished with a 40.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 2 of the 5 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 423 of the 502 passes they tried for a percentage of 84.3%. Sampdoria connected on 5 shots on target out of 12 shots attempted earning them a 41.7% clip in their last match. Having a total of 36 goals and 28 assists in all their contests, Sampdoria averages 1.38 goals and 1.08 assists per 90.
Gaston Ramirez should be able to be counted on for Sampdoria. The forward hailing from Uruguay has been on the field for 15,972 minutes and he has scored 42 goals. He has accounted for 54 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 32 times. He averages 0.24 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 188 outings during his soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Fabio Quagliarella, the forward hailing from Italy. He has earned 179 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 51 different times. Quagliarella has earned himself 47 yellow cards in 36,891 minutes played (425 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.44.
Emil Audero will be looking after the net for Sampdoria. Audero has racked up 35 shutouts and defended 571 shots tried against him in 12,060 career minutes. He sports a save % of 70.9 and his shutout rate sits at 26.1%. He has given up 1.40 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 50-31-53. During his professional soccer career, Audero has allowed 188 goals and has totaled 405 saves in 134 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sampdoria (+255)
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