Bologna vs. Juventus
May 23, 2021 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 (-334), Under 2.5 (+250)
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Bologna is welcoming Juventus to Renato Dall’Ara in round 38 in the Italian Serie A.
Bologna has been struggling massively as of late, but luckily for them, they have secured their Serie A spot a while ago. Bologna is winless in their last 6 games, but they are in 12th place with 41 points. Bologna has had one of the worst defenses this season with 61 conceded goals, but their offense has been solid with 50 scored goals in 37 games. In their last game against Verona on the road, Bologna has had 50% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. Bologna was losing twice in this game, but they were able to get back both times, and this game has ended in a 2-2 draw. Soriano is the leading goalscorer for Bologna with 9 goals, while Barrow added 8 goals and 8 assists. Hickey, Dominguez, and Santander are injured, while Soriano and Dijks are both suspended because of the yellow cards. Bologna has nothing to gain here, and not having their top goalscorer will not be easy, but Bologna can directly impact the standings in this game, but the question is who will benefit from it.
Juventus is now on a 3-game winning streak, and they have beaten some fantastic teams in this time, but more importantly, Juventus has won the Coppa Italia against Atalanta earlier this week. Juventus has had 43% of ball possession in that game, 6 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 2 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. Juventus was defending well in this game, and they have used the chances they created, and that was enough for a 1-2 win, and the only trophy they will win this season. Juventus now has one last task to get to this season, and that is qualifying for the Champions League. At the moment, Juventus is in 5th place with 75 points, which is 1 point behind Milan and Napoli, and Juventus must win this game if they even want to have a shot at qualifying for the Champions League, but even if they win, Juventus needs some luck because either Milan, Napoli, or Atalanta must lose their games. Ronaldo has scored an impressive 29 goals this season, while Cuadrado has added 10 assists. Bentancur is suspended because of the yellow cards. A tough game is in from Juventus, but they are in good form, they are winning games, and they are desperate to qualify for the Champions League.
Bologna is still fighting despite all of the injuries they have, but they are playing against a big Juventus team, the team that is on a winning streak, and the team they have beaten only 2 times in the past. I’m not a fan of Juventus, and I hope they will not qualify for the Champions League, but I just don’t see them losing this game.