Bologna Welcomes Juventus Ahead of Champions League DerbyPublished February 19, 2016 by Florin P
Low scoring game expected when Juventus takes on Bologna at home. (7:45 p.m UK Time).
Juventus players and fans are anxiously waiting for the Champions League game against Bayern Munich and they don’t pay too much attention to the Serie A fixture. Their impressive track record allows them to take this match lightly, but the home side is highly motivated to cause a major upset this weekend.
No Goal Allowed in Eight Matches
Juventus has returned to the top of the Italian first division after trailing the leaders for many weeks and are en route to another title. They seem unstoppable at the moment and one of the reasons for why they are so successful is that their defensive looks unbreakable. There are no breaches to exploit and for eight consecutive games the reigning champions managed to keep a clean sheet.
Both at home and on the road Juventus is exercising pressure on opponents, which presents the latter with very few chances to become dangerous. They’re expected to use the same strategy against Bologna, but the top priority is to avoid injuries to key players ahead of the Champions League fixture.
Great Opportunity for a Draw
Bologna players are secretly hoping to defeat Juventus and cause the biggest upset of this Serie A round, but they don’t get their hopes up too high. A draw would help them greatly in their quest to return to the first half of the standings and that’s the result the home side will chase on Friday.
A quick glance at their recent results highlights the fact that Bologna managed to avoid defeat in the last three home games. Granted their opponents were not as strong as Juventus, the hosts found the perfect balance between deadly counterattacks and precise defending. As far as punters are concerned, odds of 3/5 on less than 2.5 goals to be scored at bet365 Sports are great under these circumstances.