Parma vs Bologna Prediction, 2/7/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Parma vs Bologna
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Parma (+180) Bologna (+145)
Musa Barrow and Bologna (5-5-10, 15th in Serie A) head to Stadio Ennio Tardini on Sunday where they'll meet Parma (2-7-11, 19th in Serie A). The starting goalies will be Luigi Sepe for Parma and Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna. The odds on this matchup have Parma coming in at +180 and Bologna are at +145. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Parma took the field against Napoli in their last match and took a loss by a score of 2-0. In the passing game, they had a 86.4% passes received rate by connecting on 463 out of their 536 passing targets in their last match. Parma attempted 20 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 14 of those dribbles for a rate of 70.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Parma walked away from the pitch at a 20.0% rate by putting 1 shot on target out of 5 total shots. Parma is averaging 0.70 goals per 90 (14 total goals) and have earned 11 assists in all matches this season.
Gervinho is a player who should be able to impact this match for Parma. Gervinho has had a starting assignment in 346 matchups during his pro soccer career and scores 0.30 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Cote d'Ivoire has 102 goals in 30,562 professional minutes. He has accounted for 63 assists while earning 33 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Juraj Kucka, the midfielder hailing from Slovakia. Kucka has been on the field for 22,458 mins during 252 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 76 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times during his soccer career while scoring 37 total goals. He is averaging 0.15 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Parma is Luigi Sepe. Sepe (58-47-58 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 43 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in Italy has seen 753 shots tried at him in 162 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.39 (226 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .720. Sepe has seen the field for a total of 14,639 mins and has earned 544 stops so far in his career.
For their last match, Bologna took a loss by a score of 2-1 against AC Milan. They wrapped up this outing by completing 370 of the 455 passing attempts for a rate of 81.3%. Bologna ended the game with a 62.5% successful dribble rate by converting 15 of the 24 dribbles they attempted. Bologna converted 5 shots on target out of their 11 shots attempted which gave them a 45.5% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 23 goals and 18 assists in all their matches, Bologna is averaging 1.15 goals and 0.90 assists per 90 min.
Musa Barrow will need to provide a lift for Bologna. The forward representing Gambia has 4,140 minutes and has earned 16 goals. He has tallied 1 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 10 times. He sports an average of 0.35 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 44 contests thus far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Rodrigo Palacio, the forward hailing from Argentina. Palacio has been given a total of 52 yellow card warnings in 24,751 minutes played (277 career starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.32. He has totaled 89 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 55 different times.
Lukasz Skorupski will look after the net for Bologna. Skorupski has earned 52 shutouts and defended 973 shots tried against him in 19,440 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of .705 and his shutout rate is currently 24.1%. He has given up 1.41 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 69-52-95. So far in his career, Skorupski has surrendered 304 goals and has totaled 682 saves in 216 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bologna (+145)
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