20/05 Football Predictions: Bologna vs Juventus – Serie A 

Bologna and Juventus face off in a high-stakes Serie A match at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on Monday. Bologna has already secured their spot in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history, a testament to their remarkable season under head coach Thiago Motta. 

Juventus, on the other hand, enter this match amid managerial upheaval after the dismissal of Massimiliano Allegri, despite their recent Coppa Italia triumph. With both teams vying for a strong finish to the season, this clash promises to be a gripping encounter.

Bologna vs Juventus H2H/Stats 

  • Bologna scored twice in the opening 15 minutes against Napoli, marking only the second time in 65 Serie A seasons they achieved this feat.
  • Bologna has the best home defense in the league, conceding just nine goals at home this season.
  • Bologna has secured 40 points from home matches, second only to Inter Milan.
  • Bologna has won 12 of their last 16 competitive home matches, keeping clean sheets in 11 of these victories.
  • Juventus is on an eight-match winless streak away from home (D4, L4).
  • Juventus last won an away match in Serie A in January against Lecce.
  • Juventus has a 25-game unbeaten streak against Bologna, last losing at Dall’Ara in 1998.

Bologna vs Juventus Team News

The home team will have to cope with the absence of key players for this crucial match. Joshua Zirkzee, who played 73 minutes against Napoli, is sidelined with a hamstring injury. This absence may force Thiago Motta to make significant adjustments in his attacking lineup. Additionally, Adama Soumaoro and Lewis Ferguson are both recovering from ACL injuries, further limiting Motta’s options. However, Bologna’s depth and defensive prowess at home provide a strong foundation for their lineup.

  • Out: Joshua Zirkzee (hamstring), Adama Soumaoro (ACL), Lewis Ferguson (ACL)

Juventus, despite their off-field issues, have a relatively full squad to choose from. The notable absences include experienced full-back Mattia De Sciglio due to a muscle injury and Paul Pogba, who is serving a doping ban. With the managerial shift, youth team coach Paolo Montero will aim to stabilize the team and make strategic selections for the remaining matches.

  • Out: Mattia De Sciglio (muscle), Paul Pogba (doping ban)

Probable Line-Up

Bologna XI: Skorupski (GK); Posch, Lucumi, Calafiori, Kristiansen; Freuler, Aebischer; Orsolini, Urbanski, Ndoye; Odgaard

Juventus XI: Szczesny (GK); Danilo, Gatti, Bremer; Cambiaso, Rabiot, McKennie, Miretti, Kostic; Vlahovic, Chiesa

Verdict 

Given Bologna’s formidable home form and Juventus’ struggles on the road, coupled with the disruption caused by Allegri’s departure, Bologna appears well-positioned to secure a narrow victory. Their defensive solidity and ability to score early could be decisive against a Juventus side still adjusting to recent changes.

Bologna to Win

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Under 2.5 Goals

Reason: Bologna’s defensive strength at home, coupled with Juventus’ recent struggles in attack, suggests a low-scoring game.

First Half: Bologna to Score

Reason: Bologna has shown a propensity to score early, as evidenced by their quick goals against Napoli, making an early goal a strong possibility.

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