Bologna vs Juventus – Champions tipped in the handicap market

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Juventus tipped to progress with win over Bologna in Coppa Italia (Getty Images)

Bologna vs Juventus Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


There is value in a handicap bet when Juventus travel to the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara to face Bologna in the quarter finals of the Coppa Italia. A -1 handicap is priced at 1.98 while a win to nil for the visitors also represents good value @ 2.08.

Bologna FC 1909 Form & Team News


Bologna have endured a torrid campaign this season as they are deep in relegation trouble having claimed just two Serie A wins thus far. The hosts saw off Serie B team Crotone 3-0 in the previous round to book their place in the quarter finals.

The Red and Blue were beaten 3-2 by Napoli in their last Serie A fixture before the winter break. Filippo Inzaghi's men came from behind twice through Federico Santander and Danilo but could not hold on for the draw as they conceded the winner two minutes from time.

Santander is the top scorer for Bologna this season with five goals. The striker is expected to start in attack alongside Riccardo Orsolini, who has found the net just twice this season while the likes of Danilo and Andrea Poli are both in contention to start.

Juventus FC Form & Team News


Juventus are the defending champions of the Coppa Italia having won the title for the 13th time last season. They were given a bye from the previous round and will be making their first appearance in this year's competition on Saturday.

The Turin club will travel to Bologna off the back of a 2-1 victory over Sampdoria in their last Serie A fixture. They secured the win thanks to a goal in each half from Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manager Massimiliano Allegri has a big squad to choose from with Ronaldo likely to be rested, Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala should start in attack. Daniele Rugani could partner Andrea Barzagli in defence as the manager might make slight changes.

Juventus
Juventus have won eight of their last 10 away matches in all competitions (Getty Images)

Bologna vs Juventus Head-to-Head


Juventus have claimed 29 wins and suffered just two defeats in 40 previous matches against Bologna. The Turin club have already beaten the hosts this season as they claimed a 2-0 victory in a Serie A fixture at Allianz Stadium with Dybala and Blaize Matuidi getting the goals.

Bologna vs Juventus Match Up


Bologna have been one of the worst teams in the Italian Serie A and are currently winless in their last five matches. They have failed to score in three of those outings and are unlikely to get any joy against the best defence in the league.

Juventus also have the best attack in the league with Dybala and Mandzukic. Both men are dangerous and hard to track and should get the better of a poor Bologna backline.

Juventus defence
Juventus' mean defence have kept clean sheets in four of their last six matches against Bologna (Getty Images)

Bologna vs Juventus Key Statistics


  • Bologna have lost 5 of their last 6 matches against Juventus (All Competitions).
  • Bologna have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 matches (All Competitions).
  • Juventus have won 8 of their last 10 away matches (All Competitions).
  • Juventus have kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 6 matches against Bologna (All Competitions).

Verdict


Juventus are the dominant team in this fixture with five wins in the last six matches against Bologna. We are recommending a handicap for the visitors who are expected to secure a win to nil on Saturday.

Best Bet: Juventus -1 Handicap @ 1.98 – 5 Units
Value Bet: Juventus Win to Nil @ 2.08 – 4 Units
Correct Score Tip: Juventus Win 3-0 @ 8.80 – 1 Unit

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