Fresh from a confidence boosting win vs Napoli, in the Super Coppa Italia on Wednesday evening the Bianconeri are back at it Saturday afternoon vs Bologna in what is another must win, and not to drop any points in the table . Here are four things to watch out for as this week and game unfolds.
1.) Trap game
As with all top teams after resounding wins, especially after beating Napoli, which got Juventus groove back there is the notion that they might ease up vs lesser lights Bologna. They have to carry the momentum from Tuesday and not let up and win convincingly as ties won't do it .
2.) Have they righted the ship
After getting handed a beat down vs Inter and a confidence booster in the Super Coppa Italia win vs Napoli, it looks like the sense of urgency is in their minds. Every play and every match has to be played as if its a win or the season is over mentality. They must play as a unit, and not depend on Ronaldo all the time. With Morata back , as well as Cuadrado the game picks up more with Juan on the pitch.
3.) Can we please settle on the midfield
Juventus midfield has been a problem for the most part of the season. When they struggle its in the midfield, where they seem to lose their focus and lose control of the game, and get caught in the counter. If Arthur can be consistent the rest of the season he can be a staple for Pirlo to anchor the middle of the field.
4.) Will Bernardeschi ever get his game going
Although he has shown glimpses of his play this season, in most games Bernardeschi has been lost in games. He must show more again for Pirlo to have confidence in him. Maybe this game against Bologna will be his best match of the season to show some confidence in the coach.