Juventus vs Bologna
2018/19 Italian Serie A.
Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK,
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin).
Juventus will face a tough test against Napoli this weekend in an eagerly anticipated top-of-the table showdown between the Scudetto champions and the side who had attempted to beat them to the no. 1 spot. But first, the Bianconeri will welcome Bologna for a midweek clash, and the Rossoblu will be finally buzzing after pulling off arguably one of last round’s biggest upsets.
Not only did Bologna finally score a goal, they netted twice to shock Roma and pick up their first three points of the season. Although Pippo Inzaghi’s men are still in the bottom three, it was a much needed and morale-boosting victory.
However, they look set to be brought crashing back down to earth. The win over Roma was impressive, but the Lupi have been out of sorts all season, and things have been really difficult for them since losing stars like Alisson and Radja Nainggolan. Juventus, however, have been in solid form. They have yet to drop points this season, with five straight Serie A wins meaning they’re the only side with still a perfect record, and that run extends to six if one includes their 2-0 win over Valencia in the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo found the back of the net again against Frosinone and given the weakness of Bologna’s defense, he’ll certainly be fancying his chances to add more to his growing tally. Despite failing to score in his first three games, he now has three in two matches and is presently Juventus’s top scorer in Serie A. Don’t bet against him grabbing a goal or two in Wednesday’s encounter.
Juventus vs Bologna: Head-to-head statistics
- Juventus have won 9 of their last 10 matches against Bologna in all competitions
- Bologna have failed to win their last 12 away games
- Bologna have failed to score in 6 of their last 7 away matches
- Overall Juventus have won 12 of their last 19 home fixtures against Bologna (W12 D5 L2)
- The last time Bologna beat Juventus in Turin was on February 26, 2011 (2-0)
Juventus vs Bologna: Prediction
Bologna struggled on the road last season and overall they have failed to win their last 12 away games. They are taking on a side who have lost just two of their last 38 Serie A home games and kept clean sheets in seven of their last 12 league fixtures in Turin, including against Lazio this term. Juve should have no problems picking up the obvious win here, as well as keeping a clean sheet.
Juventus vs Bologna: Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals at 3/5 (1.60)
Juventus to WIN (YES) and BTTS (NO) – (7/10) 1.70.