Milan vs. Bologna 7/18/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milan vs. Bologna 7/18/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Milan 15-8-10, Bologna 11-10-12

7/18/20 3:45 pm

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Milan is welcoming Bologna to San Siro in round 34 in Italian Serie A.

Milan has been lights out since the restart, and thanks to their 7—game streak without a loss, Milan is on the verge of the Europa League, in 7th place with 53 points. Milan has improved on both ends after the break, and they have scored 20 goals in their last 8 games while conceding 8 goals. In their last Serie A game against Parma at home, Milan was dominant with 56% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and solid 88% of the correct passes. Milan was losing 0-1 at half-time, but their response in the second half was swift. Milan has scored 3 unanswered goals in the second half, and in the end, Milan has won this match 3-1. Overall, Milan is getting better in the attacking end, and they have now scored 48 goals, but they can do so much more, and I time, I believe they will. Milan’s defense is also getting better, and they have conceded 42 goals so far. Rebic is Milan’s top goalscorer with 10 goals, while Hernandez and Calhanoglu added 6 goals each. Calhanoglu also added 5 assists. I know it seems that Ibrahimovic is not doing much and that he is just dead weight in Milan, but his leadership on the field is outstanding, and as long as he is in Milan, this team can only benefit from that.

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Bologna was known to surprise this season, but they haven’t won any of their last 4 games in Serie A. In every one of their last 7 games in Serie A since the restart, Bologna has conceded at least 1 goal, but they also scored at least one goal in 6 of their last 7 games. Bologna is in 10th place with 43 points, 47 scored goals, and 52 conceded goals. In their latest Serie A game against Napoli a few days ago, Bologna has had 47% of ball possession, 8 corner kicks, 87% of the correct passes, but only 1 shot on goal. Bologna got behind early, in the 7th minute. Bologna was solid in this game, and they never gave up, and their perseverance paid off in the 80th minute when Bologna tied the game. The final score was 1-1. There is still a mathematical chance for Bologna to get to the Europa League, but for that to happen, Bologna would have to win all of their last 5 games of the season, and I just don’t see that happening. Barrow and Orsolini have both scored 8 goals for Bologna this season, while Palacio added 6 goals. Orsolini also added 5 assists. There are no injuries in Bologna, but Bani is still questionable. Overall, a decent season for Bologna and their most important goal was accomplished, which is to stay in Serie A.

When playing at home, Milan has not lost to Bologna in their last 3 games, while Milan hasn’t lost any of their last 8 games and is on a 3-game winning streak at home. Milan is in a far better form from Bologna, and I see them continuing their undefeated streak.

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