After failing to secure victory against Verona last weekend, Bologna are back looking for victory against Juventus on Sunday at 19:45 (GMT+1). Kickoff for Bologna F.C 1909 vs FC Juventus begins on April 30 at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
Bologna Seeks Unexpected Victory Against Juventus Ahead of AC Milan Interest
Bologna fell to Hellas Verona by 2-1 at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi and have yet to pick up a victory since, remaining winless over two matches (DWWDL). They currently stand eighth with 44 points after 12 Wins, 8 Draws & 11 Losses with Juventus as an unlikely opponent for victory on Sunday. Bologna holds a more than even matchup against Juventus, having suffered 79 defeats and 49 draws during Serie A play compared to 23 victories for Juventus. Additionally, none of their last nine home Serie A games has yielded the same outcome; instead alternating four wins, three draws, and two defeats is typical of what we can expect here. Bologna could easily gain some ground on AC Monza [44 points], yet remain on course for at least a mid-table finish with victory against Juventus on Sunday expected. An expected 4–2–3-1 formation led by Joshua Zirkzee could form on this match day against Thiago Motta could leave several key players on the bench including Marko Arnautovic who is said to have attracted interest from AC Milan, and Nicola Sansone – two names which appear on AC Milan’s radar screen for Thiago Motta himself.
Juventus Knocked Out of Coppa Italia, Three Consecutive Serie A Defeats Followed by Unbeaten Streak Against Bologna
Juventus were knocked out of the Coppa Italia on Wednesday evening after suffering an aggregate 2-1 loss to Inter Milan in their second-leg semifinal. Massimiliano Allegri made headlines following an embarrassing loss – 1-0 at San Siro to Inter – for his public outburst after losing. Once back in Serie A, Juve experienced three consecutive defeats – WWLLL- following an extra time goal by Raspadori (90’+3) against Napoli last weekend on home turf. Even with this setback on their home pitch, Juventus still maintained third position with 59 points earned from 18 wins, 5 draws, and 8 defeats. Furthermore, Juventus are unbeaten in 21 Serie A matches against Bologna [17W, 4D, 0L], an impressive unbeaten streak against teams currently competing in the topflight. Furthermore, each of their last six away league games against FC Bologna have been won. However, after three consecutive league defeats without scoring any goals and failing to do so in both of their most recent league matches, Juventus may fall into another losing streak and could potentially lose four games consecutively for only the seventh time since March 1962 (7). Allegri will likely field an attacking trio of Angel Di Maria, Arkadiusz Milik and Moise Kean for Sunday’s match-up against Bologna while Moise Kean is unfortunately sidelined due to muscle strain.