Serie A Matchday 8 marks the return of club football after the September international break and Juventus welcome Bologna to the Allianz Stadium for a fixture that might fill Bianconeri fans with more concern than they’d have expected it to.
Massimiliano Allegri has found himself under serious pressure as Juventus had endured a horrid start to the 2022/23 Serie A season. On 10 points from seven games, their position of eighth in the Serie A table flatters them somewhat, having scored just nine goals so far.
Juventus v Bologna: Predicted line-ups
Juventus are without Angel Di Maria through suspension after his red card against Monza, meaning he joins a long injury list in Turin. Federico Chiesa, Kaio Jorge, Paul Pogba, and Marley Ake are all still sidelined. Fabio Miretti is to be evaluated.
New Bologna coach Thiago Motta has no suspensions to concern himself with, but Adama Soumaoro is likely to be out injured for another month, while Nicola Sansone is awaiting test results.
Juventus predicted XI v Bologna (3-5-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Bremer; Cuadrado, Locatelli, Paredes, Rabiot, Kostic; Vlahovic, Milik.
Bologna predicted XI v Juventus (4-2-3-1): Skorupski; De Silvestri, Lucumi, Posch, Lykogiannis; Medel, Schouten; Orsolini, Soriano, Barrow; Arnautovic.
Juventus v Bologna: When does the Serie A fixture start?
The Serie A fixture of Juventus v Bologna kicks off on Sunday, October 2 at 20:45 CEST – local time in Northern Italy. That makes kick-off 19:45 BST for fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Serie A fans watching in the United States can tune in for Juventus v Bologna at 14:45 ET / 11:45 PT.
Juventus v Bologna: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
In the United States, every Serie A game in 2022/23 can be seen on Paramount+, including Juventus v Bologna and the other standout fixtures of Serie A Matchday 8.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch Juventus v Bologna on BT Sport 1.