Juventus vs. Bologna: Preview and TV schedule

Claudio Villa

League leaders Juventus welcome relegation strugglers Bologna to Turin on Saturday.

Juventus would move a step closer to sealing the Serie A crown with a win over relegation strugglers Bologna on Saturday. The bianconeri are eight points clear of second-placed AS Roma heading into the round, and it is now surely only a matter of time before coach Antonio Conte gets his hands on a third consecutive scudetto.

Bologna will look to delay the party a little further, though given that they're just a place and three points above the relegation zone and winless in their last four, the Emilians need a miraculous result. They haven't won away against Juventus since February 2011, when Marco Di Vaio netted twice in a shock 2-0 victory.

However, they're buoyed heading into the weekend by Juventus' absentees, with the suspended first-teamers Leonardo Bonucci and Stephan Lichtsteiner sidelined with the injured Andrea Barzagli and Simone Pepe. Bologna will be without Panagiotis Kone, Rene Krhin, José Crespo and Francesco Della Rocca.

Juventus injuries and suspensions

Out: Andrea Barzagli, Simone Pepe (injured); Leonardo Bonucci, Stephan Lichtsteiner (suspended). In doubt: None.

Bologna injuries and suspensions

Out: Panagiotis Kone, Rene Krhin, José Crespo, Francesco Della Rocca (injured). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon; Giorgio Chiellini, Angelo Ogbonna, Martín Cáceres; Kwadwo Asamoah, Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Mauricio Isla; Carlos Tévez, Fernando Llorente

Bologna: Gianluca Curci; Nicolò Cherubin, Cesare Natali, Mikael Antonsson; Archimede Morleo, Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Michele Pazienza, Ibson, György Garics; Robert Acquafresca, Jonathan Cristaldo

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. local, 12:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy

TV: RAI Internazionale (U.S. and Canada - Italian), beIN Sports (U.S. and Canada - English), BT Sport 2 (U.K.), Premium Calcio, Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, Sky Calcio 1, Sky Supercalcio HD (Italy)

Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S. and Canada), BT Sport 2 (U.K.)

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