Preview & Betting Tip - 16.03.2013
Bologna – Juventus – On Saturday night is on the schedule a very interesting match of the 29th rounds of Italian Serie A, because the two teams with currently the best form in the whole league meet in Milan. However, visitors from Turin at the moment are much better positioned in the table standing, because they firmly hold the leading position and have big 27 points more than 10the-placed Bologna. Also, in the first part of the season their match at the Turin’s Olimpico ended with 2-1 victory for Juventus, while on the other hand Bologna can nevertheless claim that in the last two domestic duels with the Old Lady managed to remain undefeated. Begins: 16.03.2013 – 20:45 CET
Because of those results in Bologna camp and now expect a good result in front of their fans, regardless that they are currently positioned in the table standing nine places below the guest from Turin. In fact, they ground their optimism on the fact they haven’t been defeated at home for last five rounds, while after a long time have stringed three victories, of which certainly the most prominent one was against Inter in an away game. Before that, the coach Pioli players won Fiorentina and Cagliari at home, and perhaps the most important fact is that in the three above-mentioned matches have received only one goal, while at the same time scored six. All this ultimately contributed to point account where they have 11 points more than the teams that are in the danger zone, so now they can get fully relaxed enter the duel with the favoured Juventus. Otherwise, the coach Pioli after these great parties really no need to change anything in the tactical scheme and in the line-up, especially as the only injured player is the stopper Sorensen who cannot take part in this match.
Probable lineups Bologna: Curci – Garics, Antonsson, Cherubin, Morleo – Perez, Taider – Kone, Diamanti, Gabbiadini – Gilardino
Just as their next rivals, Juventus players can be proud on a very good form, considering that in the last three rounds won at home Siena and Catania, while in an away match with the second-placed Napoli managed to bring home a point. In this way, the current Italian champions still maintain high nine point difference in relation to the Neapolitans, so it’s really hard to believe that in the remaining ten rounds will miss opportunity to win the second consecutive Scudetto. However, we must stress that the coach Conte players last week won Catania with a lot of luck, because the only goal achieved was the one in the time allowance and by the reservist Giaccherini. We should have in mind they soon expect a difficult task in the Champions League quarter-finals, so it is expected that they don’t want to overspend themselves in this away game in Bologna, where they would certainly be satisfied with a single point. Let us say that still out of action are injured defenders De Ceglia and Caceres, and forwards Pepe and Bendtner.
Probable lineups Juventus: Buffon – Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini – Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah – Giovinco, Vucinic
Bologna – Juventus Pick
Both teams are in great form, especially in defence, so this should be a typical Italian duel, with lots of running and fighting spirit displayed mostly in the midfield, and this of course means that there shouldn’t be a lot of goals.
Better's Tip: under 2.5 goals