Atalanta vs. Bologna 7/21/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-21 13:30:00 EDT
Atalanta is welcoming Bologna to Gewiss Stadium in round 35 in Italian Serie A.
Atalanta is in a fantastic form, and they have been outstanding on both ends since the restart, but in their most recent Serie A game, Atalanta was dominant, but they have been struggling in the attacking end. It was a combination of Verona’s fantastic defense and Atalanta’s exhaustion from playing 3 games in a week. Atalanta had 55% of ball possession in that game, 7 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 75% of the correct passes. This match ended in a 1-1 draw. Atalanta is in 3rd place in the standings with 71 points, 6 points behind Juventus at the top, but if Juventus doesn’t win in their next game, this difference could be only 3 points. With 94 scored goals, Atalanta is by far the best offensive team in Serie A, while they conceded 44 goals, which could be better, but Atalanta is the type of a team that puts the focus on the offense. Zapata and Muriel have scored 17 goals each, while Ilicic added 15 goals. Gomez has 14 assists. Ilicic is the only injured player for Atalanta. The schedule has bee tough since the restart, but Atalanta has the depth and the quality for a solid rotation and being undefeated since the restart gives Atalanta the advantage over Juventus, and I hope they can catch up to them, and possibly even win the title.
Good thing that Bologna has secured their Serie A status, because they have been on a lousy form, and Bologna hasn’t won any of their last 4 games. Since the restart, Bologna has conceded at least 1 goal in each of their 8 games, but they have also scored a goal in 7 of said 8 games. Bologna is in 10th place in the standings with 43 points, 48 scored goals, and 57 conceded goals. Barrow has scored 8 goals, while Orsolini added 8 goals and 5 assists for Bologna this season. Schouten is the only injured player for Bologna, while Bani is still questionable. In their latest Serie A game against Milan on the road, Bologna has had 49% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 81% of the correct passes. Bologna was incredibly sloppy on the defensive end in this match, and in the end, Bologna has lost this game 5-1. This match against Atalanta is the hardest one Bologna has to play until the end of the season, but with the form they are in, every game will be hard for them, but the mission is accomplished, and Bologna will stay in Serie A.
Atalanta is the better team in better form, and the trends are on Atalanta’s side in this matchup. Despite their latest draw, Atalanta is still a big favorite here, and deservedly so with the form they are in. the only option here is to side with Atalanta.