Preview: Juventus vs. Bologna - prediction, When and Where to Watch Online, Team News

Preview: Juventus vs. Bologna - prediction, When and Where to Watch Online, Team News


Juventus have found their form in the recent past and they will now hope to get their domestic season back on track when they take on Bologna on Sunday.

The Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna will be played at the Allianz Stadium.

Juventus have picked up 33 league points throughout a so far inconsistent campaign, which represents their joint-lowest tally at this stage in the last decade - a period during which they have dominated Calcio, with nine successive Scudetti to prove it.

Bologna finally found some form as they defeated Verona and this was their first victory in nine league games. The side has won only five games this season and are seven points clear of the relegation zone.

The Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna will kick off at 5:00 pm.

Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna: Team News, Injury Update

Their most troublesome issues under rookie coach Andrea Pirlo have been a disjointed midfield and in defence, where the Bianconeri have curiously kept just three clean sheets to date - despite having one of the best 'goals conceded' columns on the peninsula.

Certainly, that is where their weaknesses were exposed by the ruthless counter-attacking of experienced Inter last week, as Pirlo's men capitulated in the Derby d'Italia.

Subsequent victory in the Supercoppa has proved a pleasant distraction from their recent travails, as they have slipped ten points off the furious pace set by would-be 'Winter Champions' Milan - albeit with a game in hand.

Ahead of next week's eminently winnable Coppa Italia quarter-final tie with Serie B side SPAL, Bologna's visit would appear to present a perfect opportunity to keep the pressure on in the Milan clubs' rear-view mirror - with the Emilian outfit a regular whipping boy for the Old Lady.

During their superb streak of nine consecutive league-winning seasons, Juventus have gone unbeaten against Bologna in Serie A - winning 13 and drawing three of their 16 meetings.

Last week, Bologna finally ended an eight-round winless streak by getting the better of Verona, as Riccardo Orsolini struck the only goal from the penalty spot.

As a measure of the former Juventus winger's influence, each of the Rossoblu's five league wins this term have come with the twice-capped Italy international on the pitch, while in their four games without him, Bologna have collected just two points.

If coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was looking to build momentum on the back of a first success in several weeks, he would have been quickly disheartened by a glance at the fixture list; after travelling to Turin this week, next time they host Milan.

There is little secret about why his side lie outside the top half of the table, because they have conceded 31 goals so far - the same number they had let in at this stage last year. On only three previous occasions have the Rossoblu shipped more in the first half of a campaign - and there still remains 90 minutes to face against Cristiano Ronaldo and company.

Furthermore, they have claimed only six points on the road, with their only away win in 2020-21 coming against Sampdoria at the end of November.

Mihajlovic hailed his team's renewed determination and "desperation to win at all costs" in what was a merited win over consistent Verona at Dall'Ara. Without doubt, Bologna will have to match such intensity and desire again on Sunday, as they enter the Allianz Stadium as seriously unfancied underdogs.

Andrea Pirlo's defensive mini-crisis began to ease in midweek, with the return of right-back Juan Cuadrado from quarantine proving a much-needed shot in the arm to his side. However, Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro and Merih Demiral are all still unavailable for Juventus, so veteran Giorgio Chiellini may be pressed into action for the third time in a week - alternatively, Danilo could shift inside to centre-back.

Also absent will be Paulo Dybala, whose season has been badly scarred by illness and injury, with Alvaro Morata most likely to partner Cristiano Ronaldo up front. However, Dejan Kulusevski played in support of the Portuguese superstar in the Supercoppa and could be allowed to continue there on Sunday.

Only long-term absentees Ibrahima Mbaye, Gary Medel and Federico Santander are set to miss out for Bologna, with Sinisa Mihajlovic inclined to field his familiar 4-2-3-1 setup in Turin.

Last week, faithful servant Rodrigo Palacio was given a rare rest but is expected to reclaim his place in the XI, with Musa Barrow shifting out wide and young Emanuel Vignato probably dropping to the bench.

Juventus will be without Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro, and Merih Demiral and this is a problem in central defence. Paulo Dybala is also missing as his injury concerns continue to impede him.

For Bologna, Ibrahima Mbaye, Federico Santander, and Gary Medel are long-term absentees and hence, they will not be able to feature in this match.

Juventus possible starting lineup:
Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, Danilo, Frabotta; Ramsey, Arthur, Bentancur, McKennie; Morata, Ronaldo

Bologna possible starting lineup:
Skorupski; De Silvestri, Tomiyasu, Danilo, Dijks; Schouten, Svanberg; Orsolini, Soriano, Barrow; Palacio

When is the Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna?

The Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna will take place on January 25.

What are the timings of the Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna?

The Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna will start on 05:00 PM IST.

Where is the Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna being played?

The Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna will be played at Allianz Stadium.

Which TV channel will broadcast the Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna?

Sony has the rights to broadcast Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna in India. The Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna will be LIVE on Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD.

Where can you live stream the Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna?

The Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Bologna live stream will be available on Sony LIV app in India for premium users.