Juventus – Bologna
The Serie A champions Juventus have all the reasons to be in an excellent mood right now. The Bianconeri returned at the top of the league, causing Inter Milan a first defeat since the start of the campaign. Just before the international break, Juve beat the Nerazzurri at the San Siro, reaching the top again. Now on Saturday Juve will face Bologna at the Allianz Stadium. Here are our sure win prediction today for this clash.
After getting back on top, now the champions will want to remain there. Inter Milan are just one point behind, so no room for mistakes here. Just few days the Bianconeri face Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League, but now they will think only about Bologna.
Juve’s manager Maurizio Sarri has a squad which is deep enough to use all kind of rotations. Against Inter Milan he left Gonzalo Higuain and Aaron Ramsey, but they could start against Bologna this weekend. The Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur is another option for Sarri after his excellent assist for Higuain’s winning goal at the San Siro.
Can Bologna trouble Juventus at the Allianz Stadium on Saturday? It’s going to be difficult, but the Rossoblu are a competent team.
Bologna are currently 11th in the Serie A standings, which is pretty decent position for them. It’s a little bit worrying that they are without a win in four consecutive games already, but in same time they have lost just twice since the start of the season.
Two weeks ago Sinisa Mihajlovic’ team hosted Lazio and won a point after an exciting 2-2 draw. Ladislav Krejci and Rodrigo Palacio scored for the hosts against the Eagles.
The bad news for Mihajlovic came from the red card of the influental Chilean Gary Medel, who will miss the tough visit to Juventus.
That’s our sure win prediction today for the Serie A clash between Juventus and Bologna on Saturday. The favourite is pretty clear here, so we expect to see some nice things from the Old Lady.