Bologna vs. Sassuolo – Serie A, October 18, 2020

By Admir Aljic in Soccer
| October 16, 2020 8:00 am PDT

The Italian Serie A betting action continues Sunday, October 18, with the super interesting matchup between Bologna and Sassuolo, as these two foes meet at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna.

After the first three rounds of the 2020-21 Serie A season, Sassuolo is sitting at the third spot of the table. The Black and Greens will look to continue with their strong performance, but their next rival is very dangerous when playing at home.

Therefore, I think the upcoming clash in Bologna will be a joy to watch, bringing some tempting picks and markets to the bettors, so here’s my best Bologna vs. Sassuolo betting pick.

Bologna vs. Sassuolo Odds

BET ODDS
BTTS YES -200
BTTS NO +170
Bologna to Win +190
Sassuolo to Win +140
Draw +260
Over 3.0 -110
Under 3.0 +100

Sassuolo earned seven points in the first three rounds while posting a 9:3 goal difference, but I’m still surprised they are listed as favorites in this one.

After a 1-1 home draw against Cagliari in the opener, the Black and Greens beat Spezia and Crotone with an identical 4-1 result. That’s nice, but both Spezia and Crotone are newcomers, so it’s safe to say that Sassuolo still hasn’t met some of the best teams in Italy.

Of course, Bologna is not a heavyweight team, but the Greyhounds are still a solid top-tier club. I think the bookies have underestimated them.

Bologna vs. Sassuolo Preview

Bologna is 12th in the Serie A after the first three rounds. The Greyhounds recorded one win and a couple of losses along with a 4:4 goal difference.

They lost at AC Milan 2-0 and Benevento 1-0, but the Greyhounds thrashed off Parma 4-1 in their lone outing at the home stadium this season.

Bologna is undefeated in four straight home contests, tallying a couple of wins and draws in the process. Interestingly, they failed to record a clean sheet in that span, allowing five goals and scoring nine in a return.

Sassuolo dismantled Spezia and Crotone in the previous two rounds, scoring a whopping eight goals in the process. Against Spezia on the road, they netted seven times, but the Video Assistant Referees disallowed three goals.

The Black and Greens scored four times against Crotone, too, even though they took only seven shots towards Alex Cordaz’s net. The 33-year-old striker Francesco Caputo scored a brace, while winger Domenico Berardi netted once.

Sassuolo won four of its previous six outings on the road along with one loss and one draw.

Bologna vs. Sassuolo Pick

Although Sassuolo has played very well away from home lately, the Black and Greens have conceded in nine straight road games. They prefer to play attacking soccer, so I expect to see a free-flow clash at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara with some goals on both sides.

The last five duels between Bologna and Sassuolo saw both teams scoring and three or more goals in total. Also, their previous four encounters in Bologna produced goals on both sides, and I think these trends will continue Sunday.

Last year, Sassuolo beat Bologna twice, 3-1 at home and 2-1 at Renato Dall’Ara.

Bologna will take an attacking approach, too. The Greyhounds will undoubtedly look for all three points, but that will open some space for counter-attacks. Bologna conceded in 19 consecutive showings at home.

Pick
  • BTTS YES & Over 2.5 Goals
    -130

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