Juventus vs. Bologna: Where to Watch Serie A, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

When Serie A returns from the international break this Saturday Juventus will be looking at its rivals from a more familiar position.

The Bianconeri had led Serie A or at least shared the lead for 552 consecutive days until last month, but were momentarily knocked off their perch as Inter Milan racked up six wins in as many games to start the season.

Normal service was restored just before the international break, as Juventus won 2-1 in Milan against its arch-rivals, snapping their winning streak and overtaking them at the top of Serie A.

It was a timely reminder that while Inter has spent big in the summer and will be a force to be reckoned with, the proverbial rumors of defending Serie A champions' demise had been greatly exaggerated.

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri, however, was eager for his team to move on from the win against Inter Milan and focus on the game against Bologna on Saturday instead.

"We are not interested in looking at the table right now, we must be focused on performing well, because then the results would be a logical consequence of that," he said in his press conference on Friday, as per Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"It was an important match, we got the three points, but it is in the past. We must shift our focus to a difficult fixture due to the reasons I mentioned before. It is never easy to play after the break."

When Sarri was appointed in the summer, one of the key questions focused on how quickly his players would adapt to a playing style that differs vastly from that of his predecessor.

The former Chelsea coach, however, hinted he was happy with his team's response so far, although he conceded there was room for improvement.

"The formation is not that simple but we are pulling it off, we are doing the defensive phase not perfectly but pretty well."

With a home game against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League coming up on Tuesday, Sarri could be tempted to rotate his squad. His options, however, are limited, with Douglas Costa still out injured, while Aaron Ramsey and former Manchester City defender Danilo only recently returned to training.

While Juventus has moved to the top of the league, Bologna is without a win in Serie A in the last four games and while it sits 11th on the table, it is only three points clear of the relegation zone.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

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Blaise Matuidi, Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate a goal during the Italian Serie A match between Internazionale v Juventus at the San Siro Stadium on October 6 in Milan Italy. Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty

When and where is the game?

Juventus hosts Bologna at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on Saturday, October 19, with kickoff scheduled for 8:45 p.m. local time (2:45 p.m. ET).

Juventus has won the last six meetings against Bologna and is unbeaten at home against the Rossoblu since 2011.

TV coverage and live stream

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and will also be available in Italian on RAI Italia via fuboTV.


Juventus moved to the top of the table with a 2-1 win away over Inter Milan before the international break and now leads the Nerazzurri by a point.

Bologna, meanwhile, drew 2-2 at home with Lazio in its last game and is 11th on the table. The Rossoblu haven't won in four games, with two draws and two defeats.

Team news

Juventus is long-term absentee Giorgio Chiellini, who was ruled out for at least six months after sustaining an ACL injury in September, while Douglas Costa and Marko Pjaca also remain out.


According to Oddschecker, Juventus is a 3/10 favorite, while Bologna is a 37/4 underdog and the draw is at 43/10.

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