Since the calendar flipped to 2016, it feels like Bologna have transitioned from serious relegation candidate to a solid mid-table team. They’ve lost just one game in their last six, while picking up a trio of victories against Udinese, Sampdoria and Sassuolo, as well as picking up a pair of draws. Their approach is primarily based around getting men behind the ball, but they’ve contested some high-scoring games, they went toe-to-toe against Sampdoria in a recent clash, eventually emerging 3-2 victors.
Juventus completed their remarkable ascension to the top of the Serie A table with a 1-0 win in Turin over Napoli last weekend. The top of the table clash didn’t turn into a classic, but it was another win for unstoppable Juventus. It took an 88th minute winner, but Juventus have now won 13 straight in all competitions with eight consecutive cleansheets, a span where they have outscored opponents 17-0.
Juventus have five straight wins in this match-up, a dominating stretch where they’ve outscored Bologna by 10-1.
Key defender Luca Rossettini is likely to be missing for Bologna, while Giorgio Chellini and Mario Mandzukic are expected to miss another match-up. Juventus’ depth has done extremely well, though the back four will continue to be tested with Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro also questionable for Friday’s clash. Colombian midfielder and highly explosive player Juan Cuadrado should be fit to play, though has reportedly been limited in practice.
Reason for Betting Tips
Is there an easier decision in European football right now? 4/7 odds should not put you off at this stage, even though its away from home against a team weak enough to encourage complacency, but good enough to cause an upset. Juventus’ domination of Serie A isn’t ordinary, this isn’t a winning streak with any clear limitations and we’ll continue to confidently ride it until we see any signs that it might be nearing an end.
- 30 Jul