Juventus will welcome Bologna to Turin this Saturday in the 33rd round of the 2021/22 Serie A season.
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin).
Juventus have won eight of their last eleven home league games (one loss and two draws).
No other team in the league’s top half has scored less than the total of 49 goals they have scored this season.
Juve have kept four clean sheets in their last six home league games.
Bologna are winless in their last six away league games (two draws and four losses).
The visitors have managed just three goals on the road in this calendar year.
Head to head
Juventus have won eight consecutive head-to-head matches with Bologna held in their home stadium, winning five via a two-goal margin.
Latest performances in all competitions
Juventus will look to make it two league wins in a row for the first time since early March when they welcome Bologna to Allianz Stadium this weekend.
The Old Lady bounced back from their disappointing loss to Inter Milan a fortnight ago as they came back from a goal down to defeat Cagliari in their Serie A game last weekend.
In a shocking display at the Sardegna Arena last Saturday, the hosts took the lead in the tenth minute through Joao Pedro. But Matthijs de Ligt equalised just before the break for Juve, before a late goal by January signing, Dusan Vlahovic spared the visitors and ensured that their place at the top four remains intact.
Max Allegri’s side come into this tie sitting in fourth, but they are just five points ahead of the in-form AS Roma with six league games left to play. They will fancy their chances of hanging on to their position for the rest of the season, but must avoid dropping more points.
Given that they have lost just one game at home in 11 league outings (W8, D2) they will come into this tie confident of another win.
Meanwhile, the ‘Bianconeri‘ are missing a couple of players for this game, with Marley Ake, Federico Chiesa, Manuel Locatelli and Weston McKennie, the players who are basnet through injuries.
Possible Juventus starting line-up
Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Matthijs de Ligt, Leonardo Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Juan Cuadrado, Denis Zakaria, Adrien Rabiot, Bernardeschi; Dusan Vlahovic, Paulo Dybala.
Injured: Manuel Locatelli, Weston McKennie, Marley Ake, Federico Chiesa
Despite playing without their coach Siniša Mihajlović, who continues to be unavailable as he treats cancer, Bologna have continued their quest for a top-half finish.
The visitors boosted their chance of finishing within Serie A’s top ten when they beat Sampdoria 2-0 in their last game, taking their season’s tally to 37 points.
They come into this fixture sitting in 12th spot, eight points behind Hellas Verona in tenth place and a distant 15 points ahead of the relegation zone.
However, with just one win from their last eight away games, Bologna have it all to do here if they must keep their quest for a top ten finish alive given that they have just seven more league games to play.
But after holding AC Milan to a goalless draw in their last away outing, they will fancy their chances of getting an excellent result in this fixture.
Meanwhile, Lorenzo De Silvestri and Kingsley Michael are the only players missing from Mihajlovic’s side.
Possible Bologna starting line-up
Lukasz Skorupski; Adama Soumaoro, Gary Medel, Arthur Theate; Mitchell Dijks, Jerdy Schouten, Roberto Soriano, Aaron Hickey; Musa Barrow, Marko Arnautovic, Riccardo Orsolini.
Injured: Lorenzo De Silvestri and Kingsley Michael
Juventus 2-1 Bologna