Bologna vs. Torino 8/2/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Bologna 12-10-15, Torino 11-6-20

8/2/20 2:45 pm

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Bologna is welcoming Torino to Renato Dall’Ara in round 38 in Italian Serie A.

Bologna has been hot and cold since the restart, but they have always been far from the relegation zone. Bologna is now in 12th place in the standings with 46 points, 51 scored goals, and 64 conceded goals. Offensively, Bologna has been decent this season, and if their defense has been just a bit better, Bologna might have ended up in the Europa League. In their last Serie A game against Fiorentina on the road, Bologna has had 54% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and solid 85% of accurate passes. Bologna has lost this match 4-0. Barrow is Bologna’s leading goalscorer with 9 goals, while Orsolini added 8 goals, and Palacio has 7 goals. Orsolini also added 6 assists. Bani, Tomiyasu, and Krejci are all injured, and the season is over for them. This has been an eventful season for Bologna where they were hit with injuries, and their head coach was diagnosed with leukemia, which in a way fueled the players to be better and to win the game for their coach. Bologna had the ambition to get to the Europa League after their solid results, but, in the end, Bologna lacked more depth for a better result.

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Torino has been struggling massively since the restart, but they are safe, and they will stay in Serie A next season as well. With 39 points, Torino is in 16th place in the standings, just 4 points away from the relegation zone, and whether they lose or win in this game, Torino will stay in Serie A. Same as most of the teams at the bottom of the table, Torino has conceded a lot of goals, 67 to be precise, while their offense hasn’t been enough to compensate for terrible defense, Torino has scored only 45 goals so far this season. Andrea Belotti has scored 16 goals for Torino so far this season, while Berenguer added 6 goals. Simone Verdi has 5 assists this season. Baselli is the only injured player for Torino, while Lyanco and Meite are both suspended because of the yellow cards. Torino was playing against Roma in their previous game, and they have had 51% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and high 87% of the correct passes. Torino had a good game, but they ended up losing this match 2-3. Torino has the quality to be much higher in the standings, but something is rotten in this team, and drastic changes are required if they want to get any higher in the table.

Neither Bologna nor Torino need anything from this game, and the trends are mixed in this matchup. Both teams have been playing in mixed form since the restart, and for that reason, I will pick something on goals in this game.

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