Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Serie A clash between Juventus and Bologna including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
First Serie A win target since August, Juventus Return to the action on Sunday nights as they host bologna in Turin.
Humbled by Monza just before the international break, Bianconeri is already lagging behind the pace set by his potential title rivals and desperate for three points this weekend.
Now in the running to win just one from eight matches, Juventus chased down yet another failure in Europe, faltering against rock-bottom Monza just before international football intervened.
first half dismissal of Angel Di Maria Certainly didn’t help, but being beaten by winning opponents who had just fired their coach and appointed a rookie replacement would damage some already diminished pride.
With only 10 points on the board and their last win coming back against Spezia in August, Juve finished eighth after round seven of the Serie A season and last in their Champions League group after a 2–1 home loss to Benfica. are still useless. out in Europe.
Despite changes in his attacking choices during the summer, Bianconeri has managed only 25 shots on target in home competition in this period – his lowest tally after seven games, since such data was first reported in Italy in 2004. was collected back.
As a result, Allegri is under intense scrutiny from all sides; With insufficient results matching an aimless style of play, and only a prohibitive pay package apparently why the board did not act to remove him.
Juve are presented with two more win-win fixtures as they host Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday after welcoming Bologna at the Allianz Stadium, before tackling Milan next week.
Such is their dominance in this match-up, with Juve losing only one of their last 39 league games against Sunday’s visitors, and Bologna’s only success came back in February 2011 during an otherwise barren spell.
thiago mottaThe current side comes to Turin after losing their new coach’s first game in charge, as they lost 1–0 to fellow struggling Empoli a fortnight ago.
appointed after Sinisa MihajlovicOf the emotional departure, the new Bologna boss was disappointed that his team’s dominance on the ball at the Stadio Renato dell’Ara had no count, and would now look for a first victory on an entirely more high-profile opportunity.
However, Rossoblu’s chances of adding another blow to his hosts’ growing woes are slim, based on his lack of success away from Dall’Ara in 2022.
Bologna has won only one of its 13 away games in the league since the end of the year – and that came against Serie B-bound Genoa in May – so Motta may have to wait a bit longer.
Juventus Serie A Form:
Juventus Form (all competitions):
Bologna Serie A Form:
A fortnight’s break has given the Juventus quartet a bit, reducing their debilitating injury list wojciech szczesny, Adrian Rabiot, alex sandro And Manuel Locatelli chance to recover.
the former should be replaced Mattia Perrin in goal, while Rabot and Locatelli could join forces in the hosts’ midfield; Angel Di Maria has been suspended, however, and has been absent for a long time. paul pogbas And Federico Chiesa live on the edge.
by joining Dusan Vlahovic Up Front, Poland Striker arcadius milik return from suspension, after scoring twice in each of his two Serie A home games against Bologna; Both for Napoli.
Recently, September of Serie A has been named ‘Player of the Month’, Marko Arnautovic Will lead the line for Bologna on Sunday, who has scored six of his club’s seven goals in the current campaign.
The Austrian striker is now aiming to become only the second Rossoblu player to score at least seven times in Rossoblu’s first eight matches in the past 50 years – and the first since Roberto Baggio in 1997.
Often Arnoutovic’s foil up front, Moses Barrow is unavailable due to injury, so nicola sunson And Joshua Zirkzi Will compete to replace him.
Juventus probable starting lineup:
Szczesny; Bremer, Bonucci, Danilo; De Siglio, Locatelli, Paredes, Rabiot, Caustic; Milik, Vlahovic
Bologna Possible Starting Lineup:
Skorpsky; Cassius, Soumaro, Lucumi, Cambiaso; Scoutan, Dominguez, Soriano; Orsolini, Arnautovi, Sansone
We say: Juventus 1-0 Bologna
With several key players at Allegri’s disposal, Juve could be stopping the rot – however, Bologna could be struggling to improve. Perhaps a single goal will decide the fate of the points.
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