Juventus vs Bologna : The Champions League Qualification || Serie A – Matchday 38
Serie A – Matchday 38
Juventus vs Bologna – 24th May
Venue – Renato Dall’Ara Stadium
The Champions League Qualification
Juventus has been in an inconsistent form lately in this league, they are in the fifth position in the Serie A standings. The Bianconeri are just a point behind Napoli who’s in the fourth position. Andrea Pirlo’s side will be desperate for a win and would hope Napoli slip up in their next game as that is their only hope for qualifying for the Champions League.
Juventus won their fifth Coppa Italia trophy this week against Atalanta. It will also be the club legend Gianluigi Buffon’s final game when they face Bologna. This game could also possibly be Andrea Pirlo’s last match as the Old Lady’s coach, so he would want the players to end the season with a win.
Juventus possible starting lineup: Ronaldo, Szczesny, Kulusevski, Danilo, De Ligt, Alex Sandro, Chiellini, Cuadrado, Arthur, Rabiot, and Chiesa
Bologna has been in disastrous form recently, as they have won only one game in their last nine matches. If Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men lose this match then might even slip down to the 14th position but a win can only get them up to the 11th position and too only if Genoa slips up in their next game.
Bologna is currently in the 12th position with 41 points in the Serie A standings and is going to face a really tough opponent in their final fixture to conclude the season.
Bologna’s possible starting lineup: Palacio, Skorupski, Vignato, Tomiyasu, De Silvestri, Mbaye, Soumaoro, Schouten, Poli, Barrow, and Orsolini
Juventus’s Rodrigo Bentancur will not be a part of this game as he is suspended, Aaron Ramsey will not be a part of the squad for this matchup due to his muscular problems. Bonucci might also fail to be a part of this game because of his knee sprain issue. Weston McKennie will be replaced by Alex Sandro in this match against Bologna.
Bologna’s Aaron Hickey, Nicolas Dominguez and Federico Santander are all ruled out from this matchup due to their injuries. Roberto Soriano and Mitchell Dijks are suspended and thus will fail to be a part of the squad for this matchup. Matthias Svanberg also might fail to be a part of this fixture due to his shoulder injury.
Head to Head
Juventus has been the superior side whenever these two teams have faced each other. Juventus has a phenomenal record of 30 wins against Bologna and the last time these two teams faced each other, the Bianconeri had a comfortable 2-0 victory.
Bologna has only won once against the Old Lady, which was a 3-0 win back in November 1998 and has managed to tie the remaining 8 games against Juventus.
Prediction and Betting Tips
We expect Juventus to be the dominant force once again and comfortably win 3-0 against Bologna and possibly have a chance to qualify for the Champions League. The betting tips indicate that Ronaldo is most likely to score a goal and be the third player to have at least 30 goals in two seperate seasons in this league.
Juventus is the favourite to win this match against Bologna as their pre-game betting odds is at 1.23, whereas Bologna is the clear underdog in this fixture as their betting odds is at a whopping 10.75. The odds of this matchup ending in a draw is 7.00.