Serie A (SA) leaders, Juventus will welcome 18th-placed Bologna to the Allianz Stadium with the visitors – winless in their last 12 SA away matches – hoping to record their first victory over the defending champions since 2011.
As was expected by many, Juventus started the season by winning their first five SA matches. A win here will see them maintain a recent tradition of winning their first six league games for the third-season running. The hosts haven’t been running away with matches however, scoring exactly two goals in four of their five fixtures so far, with five of their last six goals coming in the second-half.
For Bologna, who gained their only win of the campaign against Roma (2-0) in their last outing, their four points in five games is the club’s worst start to a league campaign since the 2015/2016 season. Despite a terrible recent away record, Bologna don’t often lose games by a large margin, with five of their last six away losses coming with a 1-0 scoreline.
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Juventus have won nine of the last ten top-flight H2Hs, while in the last 15 encounters held in Turin, Bologna have managed victory just once, drawing three games, and losing 11.
Players to watch: Juventus’ attacking lynchpin will be Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star striker has scored three times in his last two SA games – all goals coming in the second-half.
Meanwhile Federico Santander got his first of the season in Bologna’s 2-0 win over Roma last weekend.
Stat attack: Juventus are unbeaten in 36 of their last 38 home matches in SA.
Bologna have failed to score in six of their last seven SA away games.
Juventus have been drawing at half-time and winning at full-time in five of their last six top-flight games.
Will not play
De Sciglio M.
Referee: Mariani M. (Ita)
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin)