Cagliari vs Bologna Prediction, 3/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Bologna
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+186) Bologna (+172)
Musa Barrow and Bologna (7-7-10, 11th in Serie A) go to Sardegna Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on Cagliari (4-6-14, 18th in Serie A). The goaltenders protecting the net will be Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna. Bologna are at at +172 while Cagliari are at +186. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Cagliari took the field against Crotone in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. In the passing game, they finished with a 74.5% rate by connecting on 272 of the 365 targeted passes in their last outing. Cagliari attempted 12 dribbles in this match and converted 8 of the dribbles for a rate of 66.7%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Cagliari wrapped this game up at a 37.5% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 8 shots. Cagliari sports an average of 1.08 goals per 90 (26 goals in total) and are sitting with 15 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Joao Pedro is a player who should impact this matchup for Cagliari. He has totaled 24 assists while accumulating 45 yellow cards in his career. Pedro has been in the starting lineup in 191 contests during his career and he tallies 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Brazil has recorded 76 goals scored in 16,768 minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Giovanni Simeone, the forward hailing from Argentina. He has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times during his career while he has scored 61 total goals. Simeone has been on the field for 15,118 mins in 172 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 15 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.36 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Cagliari is Alessio Cragno. Cragno has seen the field for 18,241 mins and has 653 stops during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.42 (288 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 71.0. The keeper born in Italy has faced 927 shots attempted against him in 204 starts. Cragno (57-56-90 record during his career) has earned 46 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 22.5% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Bologna earned three points by winning 2-0 against Lazio. They finished the match by completing 301 out of their 382 passes they attempted earning a rate of 78.8%. Bologna had a 71.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 out of the 14 dribbles they attempted. Bologna landed 6 shots on goal out of their 11 shots attempted which gave them a 54.5% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 30 goals and 23 assists in all their matches, Bologna is averaging 1.25 goals and 0.96 assists per 90 minutes.
Musa Barrow will need to provide a spark for Bologna. The forward born in Gambia has been on the field for 4,454 professional minutes while scoring 18 goals. He has earned 1 yellow card warning so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 12 times. He sports an average of 0.36 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 48 games during his soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Rodrigo Palacio, the forward hailing from Argentina. Palacio has been handed a total of 52 yellow card warnings in 24,807 minutes played (277 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.32. He has totaled 89 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 55 different times.
Lukasz Skorupski is expected to look after the net for Bologna. In his career, Skorupski has given up 306 goals and has 705 saves in 220 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.39 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 71-54-95. He sports a save percentage of 71.0 and his shutout rate is 24.5%. Skorupski has recorded 54 clean sheets while seeing 998 shots attempted against him in 19,800 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cagliari (+186)
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