Fiorentina vs. Bologna 7/29/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-29 15:45:00 EDT
Fiorentina is welcoming Bologna to Stadio Artemio Franchi in round 37 in Italian Serie A.
Fiorentina has been playing some good soccer as of late, and with that, they have secured their Serie A spot for next season. Fiorentina is now in 12th place with 43 points, 44 scored goals, and 47 conceded goals. Fiorentina has lost only 1 of their last 7 games, and that was against Roma this past weekend. Fiorentina was the weaker team in that match with 41% of ball possession, only 1 shot on goal, 3 corner kicks, and decent 81% of the correct passes. After losing at the half time, Fiorentina tied the game in the 54th minute, but in the 87th minute, Fiorentina conceded another penalty, and they lost this match 2-1. Chiesa is Fiorentina’s best player this season with 7 goals and 5 assists, while Vlahovic has 6 goals, and Pulgar has 6 goals and 5 assists. Benassi and Dragowski are both injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. Fiorentina is a good team, and they can do so much more, and I expect them to do more once some changes are made before the next season starts.
Bologna is one of those teams that had a fantastic first half of the season, but they have been struggling since the restart. With only 1 win in their last 6 games, Bologna is in 10th place with 46 points, solid 51 scored goals, but massive 60 conceded goals so far this season. Bologna’s defense has been a disaster this season, and they have conceded at least 1 goal in every one of their games after the restart. Barrow is Bologna’s leading goalscorer with 9 goals, while Orsolini added 8 goals and 6 assists. Palacio has 7 goals. Bani, Schouten, Tomiyasu, and Krejci are all injured, and none of them will be playing in this match. In their most recent Serie A match against Lecce at home, Bologna has had 55% of ball possession, massive 10 shots on goal, 4 big chances created, and high 89% of the correct passes. Bologna had a 2-0 lead in the 5th minute of the game, but Lecce needed a win here to improve their chances of staying in Serie A, and they showed the will power when they tied the result in the 66th minute. Fortunately for Bologna, Barrow has scored a goal in the 93rd minute, and Bologna has won this match 3-2. Bologna has been through a lot this season, starting with their coach having leukemia, the team dealing with a ton of injuries, but Bologna has endured through it all, and they absolutely deserve to be where they are. Fantastic job, Bologna.
Fiorentina has been doing well as of late, but Bologna can surprise. I think that this game has the potential to be an exciting match with a lot of chances, and for that reason, I will pick something on goals here.