Our match prediction:
Having recorded their fifteenth triumph in a row against the direct title competitors Napoli (1-0), the Old Lady overtook the first place in the overall standings, mostly thanks to their outstanding defensive line, which kept Higuain anonymous for the entire game. Simone Zaza’s late winner secured Juventus a one-point lead in the table, and the Bianconeri now need to secure the top position on their visit to Bologna. It does not seem as such a difficult task, bearing in mind that la Vecchia Signora are on a five-game winning streak against i Rossoblu. Roberto Donadoni’s charges won their last home game against Juventus in November 1998, since then they boast a 0-4-9 record at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara. Bologna have been having their ups and downs in front of their supporters of late and we do not reckon they are capable of providing serious problems to Allegri’s rock-solid defense. This is why we predict a clean victory for the visiting team in this meeting.
Highligted Player (Evra):
After playing for the likes of CO Les Ulis, CSF Bretigny and PSG during his youth career, Patrice Evra started playing for Marsala at senior level. The left-footed full back played for Monza in the 1999/2000 campaign and he returned to France in 2000. After making 40 league appearances for les Aiglons, he signed a contract with Monaco at the end of the 2005/2006 season. Evra played 120 league games for les Rouges et Blancs and on 3 January, 2006 he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a deal with English giants Manchester United. The French footballer, who was born in Dakar, Senegal, clinched five Premier League trophies with the Red Devils, while winning the Champions League trophy in the 2007/2008 season. After spending nine season at Old Trafford, Evra moved to Italy in 2014 as he signed a contract with Juventus. He won his second Scudetto with Juve in the 2015/2016 season and, speaking of his international career, he played in the Euro 2016 final with France against Portugal, but les Tricolores failed to win the prestigious trophy.
Highlighted Team (Bologna):
Bologna FC 1909 is an Italian football club founde din 1909 and playing in the Serie A. The club hosts it’s 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 it’s home games in theStadio Renato Dall’Ara since 1927. The club colours of Bologna are blue and red and is one of the most succesfull 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 colours of Bologna in their career are: Falcone, Dokovic, Nakata, Gillet, Pagliuca, Vieri and Zagorakis