Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus head to Bologna for their final game of the season with their Serie A top-four hopes very much on the line.
It’s the big one for Juventus. The one that will decide their top-four hopes in Serie A, whether they’ll be in the Champions League next season, Andrea Pirlo’s position as manager, and perhaps even Cristiano Ronaldo’s future.
The stakes are high, perhaps more so than in a long time. The Bianconeri’s fate is out of their hands in fifth-place. All they can do is beat 12th-placed Bologna and hope at least one of the two teams above them in the standings – AC Milan and Napoli – fail to win.
Bologna struggling for results.
Bologna will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. In their last 3 matches, Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side split the points in a 1-1 draw against Udinese, followed by a 2-0 defeat against Genoa. Their most recent match brought a 2-2 draw with Verona.
Claiming a paltry 2 wins and 2 defeats from their last 6 games on home soil, the Rossoblu will do well to simply avoid getting rolled over at the Renato Dall’Ara Stadium.
Juventus continue to collect points.
Juventus look to extend their current momentum with another positive result. In their previous 3 matches, The Old Lady claimed a 3-1 win against Sassuolo and went on to a 3-2 win against Inter. Their latest match served up a 2-1 win against Atalanta in the Coppa Italia final.
Going into this encounter with 3 wins in the last 6 matches since April on the road, Andrea Pirlo’s men will be looking to add another 3 points on Sunday and seal a top-four spot in Serie A.
Bologna vs Juventus h2h
Juventus usually come out on the top
Juventus not only managed to beat Bologna in their last two meetings in Serie A, but they also kept a clean sheet on the way winning 2-0 in January 2021 and 2-0 in June 2020. Both sides have seemingly entered their latest matches in a cautious state of mind. 7 of their 10 most recent encounters saw at least one team managing a clean sheet. All in all, Juventus have had a fine reading on Bologna in previous seasons in the Serie A with a 9-1-0 advantage going into this match.
Stats and facts for Bologna and Juventus.
Facts are calculated for Serie A
- Bologna did not win the last 6 matches in a row;
- Bologna did not win the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Bologna have conceded in the last 17 of 19 matches;
- Bologna have conceded in the last 13 matches in a row.
- Juventus are unbeaten in the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Juventus have conceded in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Juventus have conceded in the last 13 matches in a row;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Juventus’s last 8 of 10 matches.
According to the bookmakers, Juventus are favorites to win. A bet on an away win will get you odds 1.25, meaning the bookies predict the Bianconeri are in with an 80% chance of beating Bologna. If you want to bet your money on a home win, however, the best odds are at 12.00.