Inter Milan vs Bologna Prediction, 9/18/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Inter Milan vs Bologna
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Inter Milan (-357) Bologna (+850)
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is the site where Edin Dzeko and Inter Milan (2-1-0, 4th in Serie A) will play Bologna (2-1-0, 6th in Serie A) on Saturday. The starting goaltenders will be Samir Handanovic for Inter Milan and Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna. Inter Milan are at -357 while Bologna are at +850. The O/U opens at 3.25.
Inter Milan stepped onto the pitch against Sampdoria in their most recent match and walked away with a draw with a final of 2-2. Inter Milan tried 14 dribbles in this outing and completed 7 of those tries for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 82.8% passes received rate by converting 318 of the 384 pass attempts last contest.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Inter Milan finished the game at a 37.5% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 8 total shots. Inter Milan is averaging 3.00 goals per 90 minutes (9 total goals) and are sitting with 7 assists in all matches for the year.
Edin Dzeko is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Inter Milan. Dzeko has been a starter in 339 matchups in his pro soccer career and scores 0.58 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Bosnia has earned 202 goals scored in 31,609 minutes played. He has totaled 63 assists while tallying 55 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Lautaro Martinez, the forward representing Argentina. Martinez has played 9,581 mins in 110 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 27 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 15 times so far in his career while he has scored 61 goals. He currently averages 0.57 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Inter Milan is Samir Handanovic. Handanović has played for a total of 49,793 mins and has tallied 1,663 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.10 (611 goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 73.6. The goalkeeper hailing from Slovenia has had 2,254 shots attempted at him in 556 starts. Handanović (267-144-144 mark in his professional soccer career) has tallied 196 shutouts, which leaves him with a 35.3% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Bologna walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Hellas Verona. They wrapped up this match by completing 257 of the 341 pass attempts earning a rate of 75.4%. Bologna finished with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 11 out of the 22 dribbles they pursued. Bologna converted 5 shots on target out of the team's 16 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 31.3% clip in their last game. With 4 goals and 4 assists in all their contests, Bologna is averaging 1.33 goals and 1.33 assists per 90 min.
Musa Barrow should provide a spark for Bologna. The forward representing Gambia has totaled 5,631 professional minutes while scoring 21 goals. He has tallied 1 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 15 times. He scores 0.34 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 62 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Marko Arnautovic, the forward representing Austria. Arnautovic has earned himself a total of 46 yellow cards in 23,329 mins played (263 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.34. He has accumulated 89 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 54 times.
Lukasz Skorupski will be looking after the net for Bologna. Skorupski has recorded 56 shutouts while defending 1,057 shots against him in 21,060 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of 70.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.9%. He has given up 1.41 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 76-58-100. So far in his career, Skorupski has given up 331 goals and has accounted for 742 stops in 234 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Inter Milan (-357)
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