Juventus vs Bologna – Expert Preview for the Serie A Match with Champions League Qualification Secure

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
17 May 2024, 17:52

The upcoming match between Juventus and Bologna does not have any tournament significance, as both teams have already reached their goals, qualifying for the Champions League, and are currently finishing the season. This is evident from the latest teams’ results, where draws have been the most frequent outcomes for both recently. Bologna had 4 draws in its last 6 matches, while Juventus is on a streak of 5 consecutive draws in the Serie A matches. Interestingly enough, 3 out of 4 last head-to-head matches between Juventus and Bologna also ended with a draw.

Bologna vs Juventus Victory Preview 

Bologna Preview

Bologna made a wonderful season, officially qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in 60 years. The team currently sits third, and is not going to drop lower than the fifth spot. However, it will likely be a pleasure for Thiago Motta’s team to secure bronze medals of Serie A, as a reward for the fantastic job done. Interestingly, this match could be one of the last matches for the head coach, as Motta is considering different options for the next season, and he has already reportedly received a three-year contract proposal from Juventus. Thus, this may be the final test where the Italian can evaluate his potential new team capabilities.

Juventus Preview 

Juventus enters this match in high spirits after lifting the Coppa Italia trophy when a decisive goal was scored in the very beginning of the match, in the 4th minute, by Dušan Vlahović. However, the match definitely took its toll on the physical conditions of the players, given that Atalanta was pressuring the team until the final whistle. With the tournament motivation is out of the agenda, there is a high possibility that many players who did not have much playing time this season will show up on the pitch. Given that Juventus officially qualified for the Champions League and will not fall off from the top 5 in any case, this match will likely be highlighted by circulating rumours about the immediate sacking of Massimiliano Allegri, who again found himself in a conflict with a journalist after the end of the Coppa Italia final.

Betting Tips for Bologna vs Juventus

Draw

With the lack of motivation for both teams and their tendency to play in quite unattractive football, a draw will be a favourable result for both. Juventus still has to rest after the finale of Coppa Italia, while Bologna gave everything on the pitch in their win over Napoli (2-0), after which their qualification for the Champions League became official. The last two head-to-head matches between the two ended with the same score 1-1, and there are all the chances that this will happen in the upcoming match as well. For this Bologna vs Juventus prediction, Unibet gives 3.10.

Total Corners Under 10.5

As we expect the match with low intensity and quite a few scoring chances, it is hard to expect many standard positions from the teams. Thiago Motta does not rely specifically on corners in his coaching style with Bologna having only 4.3 corners per match on average. Juventus, on the other hand, leans on corners only in situations when the team does need to get positive results but cannot create anything, which is not the case in the upcoming match’s scenario. Bologna vs Juventus odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet are 1.69.

Total Goals Under 2.5

The teams do not favour attacking football amid the end of the season, as the players are getting more and more tired from the demanding schedule. Thus, the last 5 out 6 Bologna matches ended with less than 3 goals, while Juventus has the same statistics in the team’s last 8 out of 10 matches. For this Bologna vs Juventus tip, Unibet gives 1.55.

Remember to gamble responsibly. Tips provided serve only as a recommendation, not as a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement.