Bologna vs Juventus by Enzo
Bologna showed two above decent performances in previous rounds, as the team managed to take a point in a home game against Fiorentina two weeks ago, but have also won over Udinese on the road last weekend with a narrow 1:0 result. Overall, it was quite a defensive and a balanced game from both sides, but players of Bologna were a bit more concrete near the end of the game and managed to score the only goal in 79th minute with a goal from Destro.
It was their third victory in last five matches, as the team continues to be in the middle of the table, being currently at tenth position with eleven points more than relegating worried Frosinone, while they have almost no chances to get involved into the fight for European tickets, neither it's part of their ambitions. Bologna should be playing in 4-3-3 formation with Giaccherini, Destro and Mounier as forwards. Goalkeeper Antonio Mirante missed the previous game after failing to recover from injury, but will be between the posts for this one. Defensive Luca Rossettini (21/2) is only injured player for the home team, while coach Roberto Donadoni almost surely won't change much after their victory over Udinese.
Juventus, on the other side, continues with their great streak, as the team now has fifteen consecutive victories in Serie A. Such a great run has finally put them in the first position at the table, with a point more than second placed Napoli that they defeated narrowly 1:0 last weekend in front of own fans.
Players of Napoli had more of the ball possession, but Juventus looked more concrete with the ball to their feet and surely were entitled to more than a point during the match. Finally, Zaza netted a winning goal in 88th minute of the match, in not that impressive game, but still a decent performances for Juventus that continues to get the correct scores even when not playing with full potential. Juventus will most likely be playing in 4-4-2 formation with Dybala and Zaza set as strikers. Defensive Martin Caceres (6/0), Giorgio Chiellini (20/0), striker Mario Mandzukic (16/6) and left back/midfielder Alex Sandro (14/2) are injured. Coach Massimiliano Allegri may rotate his squad for the meeting in Champions League against Bayern Munich.
Even though they are awaiting important Champions League game against Bayern, I see Juventus being much more quality side here. They can't afford to drop points here and should be able to get the three pointer without getting into troubles at later stages of the game.