Sassuolo vs Bologna Prediction, 2/20/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sassuolo vs Bologna
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sassuolo (+129) Bologna (+232)
Musa Barrow and Bologna (6-6-10, 15th in Serie A) go to Mapei Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Sassuolo (9-7-6, 8th in Serie A). The goalies protecting the net are Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo and Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna. Sassuolo are at +129 while Bologna are at +232. The total is set at 2.75.
Sassuolo stepped onto the pitch against Crotone in their last game and notched a win by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 87.0% received passes rate by converting 544 out of their 625 pass targets in their last game. Sassuolo tried 11 dribbles in this outing and converted 4 of the attempts for a percentage of 36.4%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Sassuolo ended this match at a 13.6% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 22 total shots. Sassuolo has an average of 1.59 goals per 90 (35 total goals) and have accumulated 22 assists in all matches this season.
Filip Duricic is a guy who should impact this matchup for Sassuolo. He has 31 assists while accumulating 32 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Duricic has been a starter in 179 matches so far in his career while he scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Serbia has earned 32 goals in 15,245 professional minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Francesco Caputo, the forward representing Italy. He has helped a teammate on a goal 47 times during his soccer career and he has scored 164 goals. Caputo has totaled 31,033 mins during 344 career starting assignments and has been handed 45 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.48 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Sassuolo is Andrea Consigli. Consigli (167-120-169 record during his soccer career) has 128 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.7% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Italy has had 1,996 shots tried at him in 462 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.33 (611 goals given up) and his save % is 70.4. Consigli has defended the goal for a total of 41,226 minutes and has tallied 1,404 stops so far in his career.
In their last outing, Bologna were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Benevento. They finished the match by connecting on 443 of the 497 attempted passes for a rate of 89.1%. Bologna ended the game with a 45.5% successful dribble rate by connecting on 10 of the 22 dribbles they attempted. Bologna had 2 shots on goal out of 12 shots tried which had them at a 16.7% rate in their last match. With a total of 27 goals and 21 assists in all their contests, Bologna is averaging 1.23 goals and 0.95 assists per 90.
Musa Barrow should provide solid play for Bologna. He currently averages 0.38 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 46 matches so far in his career. The forward born in Gambia has accumulated 4,311 minutes while scoring 18 goals. He has accumulated 1 yellow card so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. Be sure to watch out for Rodrigo Palacio, the forward hailing from Argentina. Palacio has been handed a total of 52 yellow cards in 24,770 mins played (277 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.32. He has scored 89 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 55 times.
Lukasz Skorupski will be residing in front of the goal for Bologna. So far in his career, Skorupski has allowed 305 goals and has accumulated 692 stops in 218 starting assignments. He has given up 1.40 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 70-53-95. He is the owner of a save percentage of 70.7 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.3%. Skorupski has accumulated 53 shutouts while defending 984 shots tried against him in 19,620 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sassuolo (+129)
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