Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After suffering a heart-breaking loss to Inter in the Serie A derby at the weekend, Juventus will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Bologna at their Allianz Stadium. The Bianconeri are not enjoying a season to remember, and, no doubt, boss Andrea Pirlo feels pressure ahead of Sunday’s clash. Given Juve’s position in the standings, this has to go down as a must-win situation for the reigning champions, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Bologna.
Cuadrado, De Ligt, and Alex Sandro have been tested positive for coronavirus, while Paulo Dybala remains in the recovery room. The Rossoblu did well to beat Verona in their last home game in the Serie A, but given their poor away record, we are tempted to put our money on Andrea Pirlo’s troops, who are desperate to pick up all three points from the match. Mbaye, Medel, Santander, and Ravaglia are all out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Cristiano Ronaldo):
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the world’s best football players. The Portuguese ace was born on 5 February, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira and he played for the likes of Andorinha, Nacional and Sporting during his youth career. CR7 made his Sporting debut in Primeira Liga on 7 October, 2002, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Moreirense.
Manchester United scouts spotted him and one year later he joined the Old Trafford outfit. Ronaldo became the most expensive teenager in the history of the Premier League and he received the number 7 shirt. He quickly established himself as the team’s key player and it has to be noted that he won three consecutive Premier League trophies with the Red Devils (2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009). In 2008 he helped the Old Trafford outfit beat Chelsea in the Champions League final, scoring for Alex Ferguson’s troops in the regular time.
Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 and he helped the Spanish giants with two Champions League trophies. In 2016 he won the European Championship trophy with Portugal. The Real Madrid ace has two Golden Ball awards (2013, 2014).
Highlighted Team (Bologna):
Bologna FC 1909 is an Italian football club founded in 1909 and playing in the Serie A. The club hosts its games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara which holds a capacity of 40500 seats. The stadium is named after their former chairman. The club plays its home games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara since 1927.
The club colors of Bologna are blue and red and is one of the most successful football clubs in Italy winning the Serie A 7times and the Coppa Italia 2 times in the clubs history. Lately Bologna is not performing like their glory times anymore. The club is often relegated to the Serie B but manages to get back to the Serie A on and off. Another important person in the club is Joey Saputo, Canadian but with Italian roots, which is owner of Bologna.
Well known football players that wore the blue red colors of Bologna in their career are: Falcone, Dokovic, Nakata, Gillet, Pagliuca, Vieri and Zagorakis.