Serie A giants Juventus will look to bounce back from a shocking loss to Monza when they welcome Bologna to their Allianz Stadium. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses in the Italian top-flight league.
Juventus: Hit by Injuries
The Biaconeri have already dropped too many points in the 2022/2023 season, but keep in mind that they are hit by injuries. All Federico Chiesa, Kaio Jorge, Paul Pogba, Manuel Locatelli, Alex Sandro, and Adrien Rabiot remain in the recovery room, while Angel Di Maria is suspended for the match.
After seven games and just 10 points to their name, Juventus is sitting eighth in the standings. Juventus’ season needs a revival ahead of the World Cup as Max Allegri looks to make up ground on their rivals in the coming weeks. The hosts have looked very inconsistent this season and are struggling to score goals.
Allegri was already under pressure after Juventus lost their second straight Champions League match. Calls from Juventus fans for coach Massimiliano Allegri to be sacked have grown louder after the Turin giants continued their poor form with a 1-0 defeat at Monza. So the game against Bologna might be Allegri’s last match in charge of the team. It’s difficult to back Juventus right now if you’re betting online, but Bologna should be an easy opponent.
Bologna: Sinisa Mihajlovic Sacked
Bologna has sacked Sinisa Mihajlovic after their poor start to the season. The Italian club was winless after five games. Caretaker Luca Vigiani was on the bench for the 2-1 against Fiorentina, but Bologna appointed former Italian international Thiago Motta as their new head coach.
His first match in charge of Bologna ended in disappointment as his team hit the woodwork twice in a 1-0 defeat at home to fellow struggler Empoli. He will be eager to bounce back, but playing on the road against a wounded Juventus side won’t be easy.
Bologna confirmed Nicola Sansone and Adama Soumaoro are still out of action for the visitors. However, the Rossoblu are likely to shake things up for the trip to Turin with Nicolas Dominguez, Joshua Zirkzee, and Kevin Bonifazi set to return to the starting lineup.
Motta had changed his tactical system by opting for a 4-2-3-1 instead of the 3-5-2 of his predecessor. The former Genoa and Spezia coach has brought Gary Medel up in midfield and placed Marko Arnautovic alone in the lead. The players need time to adapt to the new system, so we won’t include Bologna in our soccer picks and parlays.
Juventus vs Bologna Head-to-Head
In seven league ties, Juventus had just two games that produced at least three goals, with Bologna managing more than one goal in a game just once this season. Juventus has the joint third-best defensive record, with five goals allowed. The hosts have the second worst attack in the top eight with just nine goals this season. Juventus has been unbeaten in the head-to-head matches against Bologna since 2011 and managed to win 12 in the previous 13 mutual encounters.
Juventus vs Bologna Match Information
- Game: Juventus (2-4-1) vs Bologna (1-3-3)
- Day/Time: Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 2:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Allianz Stadium (Turin)
- Juventus vs Bologna Live Stream: fubo.tv
Juventus vs Bologna Betting Lines
Juventus vs Bologna Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites priced at -195 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
Juve’s lack of goals hints at a tight game, but they have conceded less than a goal per 90 minutes at home in league action, and that should be enough to squeeze them over the line to an important win in the context of the developing title race. We don’t expect a high-scoring affair, so we will combine the ML with the goals market for our official pick.