Bologna vs Juventus: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Juventus travel to face Bologna in Serie A as they look to haul themselves into the European spots following a topsy-turvy first half of the season.

Last weekend’s 1-1 draw with newly promoted Venezia brought the Old Lady back down to earth after three wins in a row, with their inability to garner momentum under Massimiliano Allegri being a cause for concern this campaign.


Bologna, meanwhile, are nestled in mid-table and are reeling from back-to-back defeats after a promising start to the season.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

When is kick off? Saturday 18 December, 17:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Renato Dall’Ara Stadium
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 1 (UK), fuboTV (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel (UK), Serie A YouTube channel
Referee? Daniele Orsato
VAR? Luca Banti

Nicolas Dominguez

Dominguez could return for Bologna / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Nicolas Dominguez is likely to return from suspension for Bologna after he missed the defeat to Torino last time out.

Meanwhile, Kingsley Michael and Jerdy Schouten are also in contention for a return.

Weston McKennie

McKennie has been ruled out until 2022 / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Weston McKennie won’t feature for Juventus until next year, while Federico Chiesa is unlikely to return before the winter break. Paulo Dybala’s involvement is also doubtful after he picked up another muscle injury last weekend.

Dejan Kulusevski is unlikely to feature, although Danilo and Arthur have an outside chance of being available for the game.

You can read Juventus’ predicted lineup here.

Leonardo Bonucci, Paulo Dybala

Juventus won 4-1 away to Bologna last season / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

The Old Lady boast a formidable record against Bologna over the years, with their last defeat in this fixture coming all the way back in February 2011.

Juventus have won the last 11 meetings between these two sides, conceding just four goals while doing so.

Manuel Locatelli

Locatelli in action / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

No one can quite predict which version of Juventus will show up this weekend, with their toils this season summed up by the fact they topped a Champions League group which included holders Chelsea and were held by newly promoted Venezia in the same week.

Bologna are a dangerous outfit at home – keep an eye on Scottish left-back Aaron Hickey – but their recent record against Juventus gives them little reason to be optimistic.

Another banana skin could await for the Bianconeri.

Prediction: Bologna 1-1 Juventus

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Author: XenBet