Tip Juventus - Bologna
These are worrying times for Juventus as they bid to win a tenth straight Serie A title. By the time this game against 12th placed Bologna begins, they could be 13 points behind leaders Milan. There would be two games in hand but a successful title defence isn't looking likely. Juventus have only lost two league games but that includes their most fixture, a 2-0 loss at second placed Inter. Six games have been drawn and those have seriously hindered them. Midweek saw them beat Napoli 2-0 to win the Italian Super Cup, they might have a job qualifying for next season's event. They can't afford many more slip-ups if they want to get into serious title contention. Home form remains strong with five wins out of eight in Serie A this season. The only defeat was a surprising 3-0 loss to Fiorentina. Since that loss, they have won two home league games against Udinese and Sassuolo.
Bologna are only seven points above the relegation zone but had a welcome win in their last league game. A first half penalty saw them beat Verona 1-0, ending a run of eight league fixtures without a win. December and early January saw them draw five league games in a row. Three of those games saw them come from behind to get a point, two even had them 2-0 at one stage. The standard of opposition in those games wasn't the highest though and included four teams currently below them in the table. On their travels, Bologna have only won one of ther nine league games. They're currently on a run of five without a win. Poor away form in Serie A is nothing new for Bologna. They have only one win in their last 13 and just a single away clean sheet in the last 25. Their last seven league visits to Juventus have all ended in defeat. You have to go back to 2011 for the last time they avoided defeat at Juventus. Another home win is the tip here with Juventus leading at both half and full time.
Key points Juventus - Bologna
Juventus have only lost one of their last eight home league games.
Bologna have lost their last seven away league games against Juventus.
Bologna have only won one of their last nine away league fixtures.
Only once in their last 25 away league games have Bologna kept a clean sheet.
Conclusion Juventus - Bologna
Juventus have to go on a long winning streak if they want to keep their title. The occasional loss and too many draws have left them ten points behind the league leaders and it could be 13 by the time this game begins. A home game against a struggling Bologna side should provide three comfortable points. Go for a Juventus win with them leading at both half and full time.
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Juventus Bologna Prediction published on January 21, 2021