The match is over.
Bologna travel to Turin this weekend to take on the league leaders with ten points separating the two sides in the table.
Juventus had to come from behind to win 2-1 against Inter in the last round of Serie A games before the international break and the Old Lady leapfrogged the Nerazzurri back onto the top of the table. Bologna meanwhile were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Lazio in their last fixture. Maurizio Sarri’s men have won five of their league games this season by a one goal margin.
The Bianconeri are still unbeaten in the league and have only dropped points away to Fiorentina who held them to a goalless draw in September. Other than the 4-3 win at home against Napoli the champions have found it difficult to score more than two goals in a match.
Bologna have only scored three goals in their last four games and two of them came in their last match against Lazio. They failed to score in a 1-0 defeat away to Udinese and a 0-0 draw at Genoa also. Juventus on the other hand, have only kept three clean sheets intheir last 13 league matches.
Juventus will be expected to win this game comfortably; however, they have been less than convincing at times this season against the smaller clubs. However, that win against their rivals Inter might have given them a huge confidence boost and Sarri’s attacking style of football may finally be seen on the pitch.
Head to Head
These sides last met at the Allianz Stadium in Serie A in September 2018 and it was the home side that ran out 2-0 winners. The Bianconeri have the better of the historical head to head by winning 31 of the last 42 games played in all competitions, while Bologna have only managed two wins in that period and there have been nine draws.
The match to end in a Juventus win.
Juventus took their regular spot at the top of the table with that win over Inter before the international break and will be looking to make sure they stay there until the end of the season. Coach Maurizio Sarri will have to do without the services of Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio, Danilo, Douglas Costa, and Marko Pjaca.
For Bologna they will be playing for pride here as the chances of an upset are quite small, however, they do have some attacking firepower in youngster Riccardo Orsolini and Nicola Sansone, veteran striker Rodrigo Palacio and Federico Santander. Gary Medel is suspended for this one after receiving his marching orders in the draw with Lazio.
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