Udinese vs Bologna Prediction, 10/17/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Udinese vs Bologna
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Dacia Arena in Udine, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Udinese (+105) Bologna (-125)
Marko Arnautovic and Bologna (3-2-2, 6th in Serie A) go to Dacia Arena on Sunday where they'll meet Udinese (2-2-3, 13th in Serie A). The goalies who are expected to start are Marco Silvestri for Udinese and Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna. Bologna are at at -125 while the White and Blacks are at 105. The total is set at 2.5.
Udinese stepped onto the pitch against Sampdoria in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 3-3. Udinese tried 16 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 7 of the attempts for a rate of 43.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they had a 80.5% received passes percentage by connecting on 294 out of their 365 targeted passes in their last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Udinese finished at a 38.9% clip by putting 7 shots on target of 18 total shots. Udinese is averaging 1.29 goals per 90 min (9 total goals) and have accounted for 5 assists in all games for the season.
Roberto Pereyra is a player who should be able to impact this match for Udinese. Pereyra has had a starting assignment in 228 games during his career and accounts for 0.16 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Argentina has recorded 35 goals scored in 20,129 professional minutes. He has accounted for 24 assists while earning 34 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career.
One more player who should impact this match is Ignacio Pussetto, the forward hailing from Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times so far in his career while he has scored 25 total goals. Pussetto has totaled 9,420 mins in 103 starting assignments and has been handed 25 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.24 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Udinese will be Marco Silvestri. Silvestri has seen the pitch for a total of 20,396 minutes and has tallied 568 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.09 (248 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 71.0. The goalie from Italy has seen 804 shots tried at him in 226 starts. Silvestri (69-75-82 record in his career) has recorded 52 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.0% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Bologna took home the win by a final score of 3-0 against Lazio. They wrapped up this contest by completing 378 out of their 446 passing tries for a percentage of 84.8%. Bologna finished the match with a 70.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 12 out of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Bologna had 3 shots on target out of the team's 10 shots attempted earning them a 30.0% clip in their last outing. With a total of 12 goals and 10 assists in all matches, Bologna is averaging 1.71 goals and 1.43 assists per 90 minutes.
Marko Arnautovic should provide a lift for Bologna. The forward from Austria has been on the pitch for 23,683 mins while scoring 91 goals. He has earned 46 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 54 times. He is averaging 0.35 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 267 contests in his career. You should also watch out for Musa Barrow, the forward hailing from Gambia. Barrow has been given 1 yellow card caution in 5,907 minutes (65 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.35. He has collected 23 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 18 different times.
Lukasz Skorupski will be residing in front of the net for Bologna. So far in his career, Skorupski has conceded 343 goals while earning 759 saves in 238 starts. He has surrendered 1.44 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 77-59-102. He has earned a save percentage of 70.5 and his shutout rate is currently 23.9%. Skorupski has accumulated 57 clean sheets while he has seen 1,083 shots tried against him in 21,420 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Udinese (+105)
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