Juventus will look to get back on track in the Serie A title race this Sunday when they welcome Bologna to Turin.
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin)
Juventus are winless in their last five games (D2, L3).
They have not lost any of their last seven home league matches.
The hosts have scored 2 or more goals in six of their last ten home matches.
Juventus have kept 3 clean sheets in their last seven matches this season.
Bologna have failed to win any of their last three away matches (D1, L2).
They have conceded 2 or more goals in three of their last seven matches this season.
Head to head
Juventus are unbeaten in their last 22 head-to-head meetings with Bologna in any competition (W17, D5).
Latest performances in all competitions
Juventus will look to get their first win since late August when they take on Bologna this Sunday.
The Old Lady of Italy are going through a very rough patch as they are without a win in their last five games in all competitions (D2, L3).
The most recent of these results was a disappointing 1-0 loss to Monza, a game that saw summer signing Angel di Maria dismissed for lashing out at an opposition player with his elbow as the half-time whistle approached.
With fans now calling for the head of Maximilliano Allegri who was absent in the technical area last time out as he was serving a one-match ban following a red card against Salernitana, the Italian tactician will hope that his side can respond positively in this game to save his job.
There is perhaps no better team for Juventus to play at this stage than Bologna who they have not lost to since 2011. The Old Lady have an impressive record against their visitors having won them 17 times in the last eleven years (D5). They will welcome them to Turin desperate to get a positive result and also get back their title quest which is quickly fading away.
Possible Juventus starting line-up
Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Bremer; Juan Cuadrado, Manuel Locatelli, Leandro Paredes, Adrien Rabiot, Filip Kostic; Arkadiusz Milik, Dusan Vlahovic.
Injured: Fabio Miretti, Paul Pogba, Federico Chiesa, Kaio Jorge
Suspended: Angel di Maria
Bologna will travel to Turin looking to capitalise on Juve’s dreadful form and cause an unlikely upset.
The visitors who have failed to pick up maximum points from this fixture since their 2-0 win in this venue in February 2011 are also looking to get back to winning ways after suffering their third loss of the season just before the international break.
They come into this tie on the back of a 1-0 home loss to Empoli, a result that means that they come into this round of games sitting in 16th place, just two points ahead of the relegation zone.
After a successful campaign last season where they finished in a respectable 13th position under Sinisa Mihajlovic, new coach Thiago Motta will be tasked with overseeing at least a top-half finish this season. But first, he will hope to get back to winning ways and avoid getting stuck in the relegation battle this early in the season.
Possible Bologna starting line-up
Lukasz Skorupski; Lorenzo De Silvestri, Jhon Lucumi Stefan Posch; Andrea Cambiaso, Gary Medel, Roberto Soriano, Jerdy Schouten; Riccardo Orsolini, Marko Arnautovic, Musa Barrow.
Injured: Nicola Sansone, Adama Soumaoro
Juventus 2-1 Bologna