Bologna vs. Napoli 7/15/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bologna 11-9-12, Napoli 15-7-10
7/15/20 1:30 pm
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Bologna is welcoming Napoli to Renato Dall’Ara in round 33 in Italian Serie A.
Bologna has been hot and cold since the restart, well, mostly cold. In their last 6 games, Bologna has 2 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses, but they haven’t won any of their last 2 games in Serie A. since the restart, Bologna has conceded a goal in each of their last 6 games, 9 in total while scoring 8 goals. Bologna is in 10th place in the standings with 42 points, safely outside the relegation zone, and Bologna will play at least one more season in Serie A. Defensively, Bologna isn’t the worst team in Serie A, but their 51 conceded goals in 32 games is a lot. In the attacking end, Bologna has been solid with 46 scored goals. In their last Serie A game against Parma on the road, Bologna has had 50% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 83% of the correct passes. This was a pretty even game where Bologna got 0-2 lead at the half-time, but as the game was nearing an end, Parma has scored 2 goals in the 93rd and the 95th minute. This match ended in a 2-2 draw. Orsolini is Bologna’s top goalscorer with 8 goals and added 5 assists, while Barrow added 7 goals. Santander, Schouten, and Poli are all injured and will not be in the lineup for this game. Overall, a solid season for Bologna where they secured their Serie A spot early, and I’m sure everyone in this small team is happy with the result.
Napoli has been playing well since the restart and they have only 1 loss in their last 6 games, alongside 1 draw, and 4 victories. Napoli has scored at least 1 goal in 5 of their last 6 games, 11 in total, while they conceded a goal also in 5 of their last 6 games, 7 in total. In their latest Serie A game against Milan at home, Napoli has had 50% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, and 89% of the correct passes. Napoli was a slightly better team in this match, while the game itself was amazing and exciting for the whole 90 minutes. We saw 2 goals in each half, and the final result was 2-2. Napoli has 52 points and they are in 6th place in the standings, the spot that leads into the Europa League qualifications, but Napoli is only 2 points away from 5th place that would take them straight to the Europa League group stage. With only 2 points ahead of Milan, Napoli is still in danger of losing their current spot Milik is Napoli’s top goalscorer with 10 goals, while Mertens added 9 goals. Callejon and Insigne both have 7 assists. Llorente is the only injured player for Napoli. The race for those Europa League spots is tight, but if Napoli can keep winning points at home and on the road, they will not have any problems getting to the Europa League.
Bologna has had plenty of success against Napoli, especially at home, but goals were one constant we can count on when Bologna and Napoli meet. I think we will see plenty of goals once again in this game.