Bologna vs Juventus Match Preview
Juventus has already won the Double and will look to end the season on a good note ahead of the Champions League final.
The Bianconeri has already won the League and the Italian Cup completing the season double. They won the Scudetto won a 6th straight time and also the Italian Cup for successive three years. So they want to end the season with a victory before they fly off to Cardiff for the Champions League final.
Whereas Bologna are well away from danger, placed 15th in the Serie A table and will look to put up a good fight in front of their home fans.
Date/Time: Saturday, 27th May 2017/17:00 (GMT)/ 18:00 (CET)/21:30(IST)
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (Bologna).
Television Telecast: SKY Calcio 1, beIN Sports, TEN 2
Livestream: Totalsportek, mamahd
Bologna will look to end their disappointing season on a positive note in front of their home fans.The best the Rossoblu can hope to achieve is a 13th-placed finish – if they beat Juve and both Cagliari and Chievo lose – and head coach Roberto Donadoni is also facing questions about his future.
Forward Federico Di Francesco misses out for Bologna, along with defender Domenico Maietta who also misses out on this fixture.
Allegri’s men will be completely focused on the Champions League final next week in Cardiff against the mighty Real Madrid and the Bianconeri will look to end their 21-year long drought to be European Champions. So keeping the crucial fixture in mind Allegri will look to rest a lot of key players to keep them fresh for the final in a week’s time and with the Scudetto in the bag, it will not be a problem for Juventus.
Dani Alves is suspended, meaning Stephan Lichtsteiner will come in at right-back. Marko Pjaca remains unavailable for this fixture as well.
Bologna 4-2-3-1: Mirante; Torosidis, Gastaldello, Oikonomou, Mbaye; Pulgar, Taider; Rizzo, Verdi, Krejci; Destro.
Absentees: Di Francesco (hamstring), Maietta (hamstring), Valencia.
Juventus:4-2-3-1: Neto; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Benatia, Asamoah; Lemina, Khedira; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandzukic; Higuain.
Absentees: Pjaca (knee), Alves (suspended)
- Bologna have a record of W5-D4-L11 in their last 20 home games against teams ranked above them in the table
- Juventus have a record of W11-D3-L6 in their last 20 away games against teams ranked below them in the table
- Juventus are undefeated in their last 14 away matches against Bologna in all competitions
- Bologna have lost 68 games against Juventus so far, more than against any other opponent in the top-flight
- The Rossoblu have won only two of their last 28 games against the Old Lady
- They have also managed to score only two goals in the last seven meetings with the Bianconeri
- The Bianconeri have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 matches against Bologna in all competitions