Juventus vs. Bologna Match Analysis and Prediction

With the tittle race stiffing up, Juventus will be looking to cement their Serie A title race as they host Bologna at the Allianz stadium. The match is set for 19th October with kickoff at 9:00 GMT.

Juventus marked their return to the table before the international break following a late strike by Gonzalo Higuain against Inter Milan. The win saw Intern Milan suffer their first domestic defeat of the season after an impressive start campaign.

It was a great weekend for Cristiano Ronaldo as he sealed his 700th career goal while on international duty against Ukraine. Coach Sarri is highly likely to feed off the energy to rejuvenate the team as they seek to seal their 9th consecutive Serie A title win.

Following a battle with Leukemia, head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic will be handed another battle with an attempt to pull a home win against Juventus. Bologna have had a series of mixed results in the Serie A title race as they sit 11th on the table.

Juventus vs. Bologna Head to Head

Juventus and Bologna have played 20 games together, with Juventus emerging victorious in 15 games, 4 games ending in a draw and Bologna only winning one game. Juventus have won four of their previous matches and remain unbeaten in their last 7 games.

Bologna have a hard time having failed to win 2 of their last away matches. They have also failed to score at least one goal in their last 2 away matches.

Below is a look at the 5 previous matches played by Juventus in the Serie A:

  • Inter 1-2 Juventus
  • Juventus 2-0 Spal
  • Brescia 1-2 Juventus
  • Juventus 2-1 Verona
  • Fiorentina 0-0 Juventus
  • Juventus 4-3 Napoli

Here is a look at the previous matches played by Bologna:

  • Bologna 2-2 Lazio
  • Udinese 1-0 Bologna
  • Genoa 0-0 Bologna
  • Bologna 1-2 Roma
  • Brescia 3-4 Bologna
  • Bologna 1-0 Spal

Juventus Team News

Following an impressive 700th career goal, Ronaldo will be in form to continue his goal-scoring form. Gonzalo Higuain has become a critical addition to the team following the last-minute brace that secured their win over arch-rivals Inter Milan.

The future of forwarding Mario Mandzukic and Emre Can remain in the air after the pair were sidelined for a feature in the Champion’s League. Douglas Costa, Chiellini and De Sciglio remain out with injuries.

Bologna Team News

Defensive midfielder Gary Medel will serve a red card suspension hence won’t feature in the match. At the top of the team’s injury list is Mattia Destro,  and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Prediction and Odds

  • Juventus Win
  • Cristian to Score
  • Goals Over 2.5
  • Both Teams to Score

 

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