Bologna vs. Lecce 7/26/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bologna vs. Lecce 7/26/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-26 11:15:00 EDT

Bologna is hosting Lecce at Renato Dall’Ara in round 36 in Italian Serie A.

Bologna hasn’t won any of their last 5 games in Serie A, but they are safe in 12th place in the standings with 43 points, and Bologna will play in Serie A next season as well. In the attacking end, Bologna has been decent this season with 48 scored goals, while their defense could have been better, Bologna has conceded 58 goals so far. Since the restart of the season, Bologna has conceded at least 1 goal in each of their games, while scoring in 7 of their 9 last games. In their latest Serie A game against Atalanta on the road, Bologna has had 54% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and solid 80% of the correct passes. Bologna was doing well in this game, especially in the defensive end, but they still ended up conceding a goal in the 62nd minute, and in the end, Bologna has lost this match 1-0. Barrow and Orsolini have each scored 8 goals so far this season, while Palacio added another 6 goals. Orsolini also has 5 assists. Bani, Schouten, and Tomiyasu are all injured and will not be in the lineup. Bologna is in a bad form, but the good news for them is that the pressure is off, and Bologna doesn’t need to worry about their Serie A status anymore.

Lecce is still in the relegation zone, in 18th place with 32 points, but they are only 4 points away from the safe zone. Same as for most of the season, Lecce has been struggling after the restart, but they have had some solid results as of late which allowed Lecce to hope to stay in Serie A next season. In their latest Serie A game against Brescia at home, Lecce was the better team with 54% of ball possession, massive 11 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and decent 85% of the correct passes. Lecce was leading 2-0 at the half-time, but Brescia scored a goal in the second half and split that lead in half. In the 70th minute, Lecce has scored another goal, and they won this match 3-1. Of all the teams at the bottom of the standings, Lecce has been the most efficient in the attacking end with 45 scored goals, but they have the worst defense in Serie A with massive 77 conceded goals in 35 games. Mancosu has scored 12 goals for Lecce this season, while Lapadula has scored 9 goals. Falco added 6 assists. Rossettini and Deiola are both injured, while Calderoni, Babacar, and Farias are still questionable for this match. There are no easy games for Lecce this season, but in their last three games, Lecce is playing against the teams with negative records and they need to win at least 2 of those games to even have a chance at staying in Serie A.

The trends are heavily on Bologna’s side in this matchup, and they are the better team overall, but they are in a bad form. Lecce needs every point they can get in their battle at the bottom of the standings, but their defense might get in the way.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Bologna +140

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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