Dec 6, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio Renato Dall'Ara
Bologna
0-2
Juventus

Mantovani (32')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Vidal (13'), Chiellini (90')
Peluso (23'), Isla (40'), Chiellini (44'), Marchisio (83')

Preview: Bologna vs. Juventus

Sports Mole previews Friday's Serie A clash between Bologna and Juventus.

Juventus will attempt to extend their lead at the top of Serie A to six points when they make the trip to struggling Bologna on Friday evening.

Fernando Llorente struck in stoppage time to hand the Italian champions a 1-0 win over Udinese on Sunday – a result that moved them three points clear of Roma, who could only draw at Atalanta.

Bologna, meanwhile, currently sit 17th in the table on 12 points – just three from the bottom of the table – but they have lost just one of their last five games in the league. Juve, however, are currently on a fourth-match winning run in Serie A.

Conceding goals has been a problem for Bologna this season, with 26 goals scores against them in their 14 league matches to date. Juventus, meanwhile, are the second top scorers in the league with 29 after Inter Milan's 31.

Juventus have won three of the last five fixtures between the two sides, including a 2-0 win in this stadium last season. However, Bologna did secure a point when the pair clashed at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in March 2012.

The home side will be without the suspended Frederik Sorensen after the defender saw red in his team's 1-1 draw with Parma at the weekend. That could mean a start for 20-year-old Diego Laxalt.

Paul Pogba is expected to return to the Juve XI after starting on the bench against Udinese, while there could also be a place in attack for experienced forward Mirko Vucinic.

Angelo Ogbonna and Martin Caceres, however, will both have to be content with spots on the bench once more.

Recent form

Bologna: WDLDD

Juve: DWWWW

Possible starting lineups

Bologna: Curci; Natali, Laxait, Antonsson, Garics; Morleo, Perez, Kone, Krhin; Christodoulopoulos, Bianchi

Juve: Buffon; Barzagli, Chiellini, Bonucci, De Ceglie; Pogba, Pirlo, Vidal; Vucinic, Tevez, Llorente

Sports Mole says: 0-2

Fernando Llorente of Juventus celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Juventus Arena on November 10, 2013
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
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2Juventus20162249153450
3Inter Milan20126235152042
4Lazio19124348242440
5Roma19123430141639
6Sampdoria199373629730
7Atalanta BCAtalanta208663126530
8Fiorentina207762921828
9AC Milan208482527-228
10Torino2061042827128
11Udinese199193327628
12Bologna2073102330-724
13AC Chievo VeronaChievo205782032-1222
14Genoa205691622-621
15SassuoloSassuolo2063111330-1721
16CagliariCagliari2062121831-1320
17SPALSPAL2036112138-1715
18Crotone2043131338-2515
19Hellas VeronaHellas Verona2034131841-2313
20BeneventoBenevento2021171343-307
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