Free tips Serie A Tips: Juventus v Bologna predictions (7.45pm, Sunday)
JUVENTUS VS BOLOGNA PREDICTIONS, BETTING TIPS AND MATCH PREVIEWS
Sunday 8th January 19:45, Juventus Stadium. Live on BT Sport 3
JUVENTUS VS BOLOGNA PREDICTIONS
MATCH RESULT & TOTAL GOALS OVER / UNDER
Juventus to Win & Under 3.5 Goals at 21/20 with Betway
WINNING MARGIN PREDICTION
Juventus to Win by exactly two goals at 29/10 with Coral
REASON FOR JUVENTUS VS BOLOGNA BETTING TIPS
It’s a return to action in Serie A after the winter break and for table-topping Juventus it’s a chance to set a new club record of 26 consecutive league victories in a row against a Bologna team who, although probably too good to go down, already seem destined to finish the season in the lower half of the table.
Bologna have won just once in eight away games in Serie A this season, a 3-0 victory at bottom of the table Pescara just before the winter break. They are 10-points clear of the relegation zone, but are not looking likely to challenge for a place in Europe either. Will they really have the motivation, let alone the ability, to end Juve’s formidable home record?
In addition, goals have been hard to come by for the Emilia-Romagna team this term, with their 17 goals to date only being better than the bottom four. On the plus side, they have only conceded a perfectly respectable 22 goals, with only Torino, Napoli and Roma scoring against them more than twice in any game.
All the stats indicate that this looks about as nailed on for a home win as it gets, but a best price of 1/5 with Betway (among others) for a Juventus victory doesn’t really appeal. Taking into account Bologna’s lack of cutting edge, a Juve win without conceding looks a better option at 4/5 with bet365.
With Bologna being a fairly solid team defensively, this is unlikely to be a resounding Juventus victory, so backing the home win with under 3.5 goals in the match looks like a relatively solid punt at 21/20 with Betway.
Juventus to win by exactly two goals also looks worth a punt at 29/10 with Coral and could be covered with a bet on them to win by exactly three goals at 4/1 with Paddy Power.
The Half-time/Full-time Double Result for Juventus/ Juventus is priced at 3/4 with Coral. That scenario has occurred in 7 of Juventus’s 9 home games this term.
If looking for a Juventus v Bologna correct score tip, then a 2-0 win for the Bianconeri at 11/2 with 888sport could give you a good run for your money.
In terms of an Anytime Goalscorer, Miralem Pjanic looks to a value bet at 2/1 with 888sport. The Bosnia & Herzegovina international is set to be deployed in the trequartista role behind Gonzalo Higuain and Pablo Dybala and could add to his five goals this season.
JUVENTUS VS BOLOGNA STATS
89% of Juventus’s games at Juventus Stadium have featured Over 2.5 Goals this season, but that figure drops to 50% for Bologna’s games on the road.
Both Teams To Score (BTTS) has occurred in 67% of Juventus’s home matches this season and in 62% of Bologna’s away games.
JUVENTUS TEAM NEWS
Juventus have defensive issues, with Leonardo Bonucci, Dani Alves and Alex Sandro all ruled out through injury. Venezuelan international midfielder Tomas Rincon could be thrown straight into the starting XI after joining from Genoa.
BOLOGNA TEAM NEWS
Forwards Umar Sadiq and Simone Verdi are both missing through injury for Bologna.