Winning the last four Coppa Italia finals, Juventus remain hungry for success in the competition as they start their adventure this season on Saturday, January 12.
Juve Aiming to Start 2019 With Coppa Win Over Bologna
In their attempt to win their fifth straight Coppa title, The Old Lady will be battling struggling Bologna side this weekend.
On paper, Juve are certainly the favorite to eliminate Filippo (Pippo) Inzaghi’s side, but lack of focus and concentration could cause problems for the Turin giant.
Juventus’ boss, Massimiliano Allegri could be making some rotation to his squad for this rare Saturday Coppa fixture, but it should still be a strong squad.
Bologna Hoping for a Better Start in 2019
Meanwhile, Bologna themselves might not be expecting much, but they certainly will give their best shot on Saturday.
Knowing that Italian Serie A fixtures won’t start until the final week of January, Pippo’s side can also use the Coppa match as their winter preparation.
Struggling in Serie A so far this season, Rossoblu surely want to start the new year in a positive way and causing an upset towards the defending champion is certainly the best possible way.
It will take a brave and excellent display from Bologna to shock their opponent, but in a one off tie anything can still happen, especially since they are playing at home.