Bologna vs. Lecce 7/26/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Lecce (8-8-19) at Bologna (11-10-14)
Serie A Soccer: Sunday July 26, 2020 at 11:15 AM (Stadio Renato Dall'Ara)
The Line: Bologna +135 / Draw +270 / Lecce +185 -- O/U: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Bologna plays host to Lecce in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on Sunday morning.
Bologna comes into this match in 12th place on 43 points with a record of 11 wins, 10 draws and 13 losses following back-to-back defeats including a 1-0 loss to Atalanta in their last match. In the loss to Atalanta, the first half saw Bologna receive two yellow cards while Atalanta had a sending off due to one player receiving two yellows. Bologna would end up falling behind in the 63rd minute, and despite owning 53% possession in the second half, Bologna wouldn’t record a shot on target, leaving the match empty-handed at full time. Musa Barrow and Riccardo Orsolini lead Bologna in scoring with 8 goals apiece while Orsolini leads the way with a team-high 5 assists this season. Lukasz Skorupski is Bologna’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.47 goals per 90 minutes with two clean sheets in 34 league appearances this season.
Lecce sit in 18th place on 32 points with a record of 8 wins, 8 draws and 19 losses after a 3-1 win over Brescia in their last match. In the win over Brescia, Gianluca Lapaduia staked Lecce a 2-0 lead, completing his brace with goals ten minutes apart in the 22nd and 32nd minutes. The 2-0 score held into the half but Brescia would get on the board in the 63rd minute. Riccardo Saponara would restore Lecce’s two goal lead just seven minutes later and Lecce would hold on for the win and a huge three points in the fight for survival. Marco MAncosu leads Lecce in scoring with 12 goals while Lapaduia has 9 goals and Filippo Falco has a team-high 5 assists this season. Gabriel Vasconelos is Lecce’s top goalkeeper, conceding 2.18 goals per 90 minutes with two clean sheets in 31 league appearances this season.
This game boils down to the lesser of two evils, do you back a Bologna team that’s pick up just two of a possible 12 points at home since the restart, or a Lecce squad that’s gone 0-3-1 on the road since the restart, outscored 10-3 over that span. I’m not touching this game personally, but if forced to pick, maybe Lecce’s win over Brescia can spurn on some confidence so I’d take a shot with Lecce on the ML, but realistically I’m staying away.