Bologna vs Torino Prediction, 4/21/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bologna vs Torino
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Bologna (+121) Torino (+208)
Simone Zaza and Torino (6-12-12, 17th in Serie A) head to Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Wednesday where they'll take on Bologna (10-7-14, 11th in Serie A). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna and Samir Ujkani for Torino. The Maroons are at at +208 while Bologna are at +121. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Bologna faced Spezia in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 4-1. In the passing game, they ended up with a 75.5% passes received rate by connecting on 296 out of their 392 passing attempts last match. Bologna attempted 14 dribbles in this match and completed 6 of those attempts for a percentage of 42.9%. Concerning shot accuracy, Bologna finished at a 44.4% rate by landing 4 SoT of 9 shots. Bologna sports an average of 1.32 goals per 90 minutes (41 total goals) and have accumulated 32 assists in all games for the season.
Rodrigo Palacio is a player who should be able to impact this match for Bologna. Palacio has been in the starting lineup in 282 outings thus far in his career and he scores 0.32 G/90. The forward hailing from Argentina has totaled 89 goals in 25,246 professional minutes played. He has totaled 57 assists while accumulating 54 yellow card warnings in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Musa Barrow, the forward representing Gambia. Barrow has totaled 4,989 minutes during 54 starts and has been given a total of 1 yellow card caution. He has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times so far in his career while scoring 20 goals. He averages 0.36 G/90 thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Bologna will be Lukasz Skorupski. Skorupski has seen the pitch for a total of 20,340 minutes and has earned 725 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.39 (315 total goals allowed) and his save % is 71.1. The keeper from Poland has faced 1,026 shots tried at him in 226 starts. Skorupski (74-54-98 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 54 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.9% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Torino got the victory with a final of 3-1 against AS Roma. They finished this game by converting 338 out of their 425 passing attempts earning a percentage of 79.5%. Torino finished with a 100.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 8 out of the 8 dribbles they tried. Torino converted 11 shots on goal out of their 25 shots attempted earning them a 44.0% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 44 goals and 25 assists in all their games, Torino sports an average of 1.47 goals and 0.83 assists per 90.
Simone Zaza should be able to be counted on for Torino. He is averaging 0.42 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 172 games thus far in his career. The forward from Italy has been on the field for 16,660 mins and he has scored 78 goals. He has 76 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 14 times. You should also watch out for Sasa Lukic, the midfielder representing Serbia. He has scored 8 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 3 times. Lukic has been handed 33 yellow cards in 7,990 minutes played (89 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.09.
Samir Ujkani will look after the net for Torino. So far in his career, Ujkani has allowed 203 goals and has totaled 589 saves in 187 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.09 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 45-82-60. He holds a save percentage of 75.2 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 27.8%. Ujkani has earned 52 clean sheets while he has seen 791 shots against him in 16,745 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bologna (+121)
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