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  • 1 November 2012
  • • 06:45
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: A. Romeo
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Juventus - Bologna Preview: The Old Lady try to extend their lead at the top of Serie A

Juventus - Bologna Preview: The Old Lady try to extend their lead at the top of Serie A

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The Bianconeri were criticised for their controversial win on Sunday against Catania, and will hope to beat the Rossoblu in incident-free circumstances

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

JUVENTUS

Buffon
Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini
Caceres, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah
Matri, Giovinco
BOLOGNA

Agliardi
Motta, Antonsson, Cherubin, Morleo
Kone, Pazienza, Guarente
Taider
Gabbiadini, Gilardino

The Serie A champions are expected to stick with their successful 3-5-2 formation, retaining the experienced defence that shut out Catania on the weekend. Meanwhile, Paul Pogba is likely to keep his place in midfield, with Claudio Marchisio replacing Arturo Vidal.

On the flanks Kwadwo Asamoah will again play from the left, while Martin Caceres gets the nod on the right, with Stephan Lichtsteiner starting the game on the bench.

Up front it is all change as the fresh Alessandro Matri and Sebastian Giovinco replace Mirko Vucinic and Nicklas Bendtner, who were unable to score at the weekend.

Bologna will be determined to bounce back from Sunday's loss to Inter, and in their endeavour to do so the Rossoblu will push Saphir Taider further forward to replace Alessandro Diamanti. Elsewhere, the team remains the same, though Marco Motta could start at right-back against his permanent employers.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Juventus have the best defensive record in Serie A - conceding only four times in league games this season.
  • The Bianconeri are yet to lose a competitive game in the 2012-13 campaign, after going the entire season undefeated in Serie A last term.
  • Under Antonio Conte's stewardship, Juve are yet to lose against Bologna, winning once and drawing three times.
  • Bologna last won this fixture in February 2011, as Marco Di Vaio helped himself to two goals.
  • However, that remains the Rossoblu's sole victory against the Old Lady in their last 10 meetings in all competitions, and is their only win in Serie A at Juventus ever.
  • Forward Manolo Gabbiadini - who has yet to score this campaign - is currently on a season-long loan at Bologna from Juve, as is defender Marco Motta.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Juventus

Bologna

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Juventus FC JUV
Juventus FC Juventus
Draw
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Bologna FC 1909 Bologna
87%

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Juventus FC JUV
2 - 0
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Juventus FC JUV
3 - 0
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Juventus FC JUV
3 - 1
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