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Udinese will do battle with visiting club Juventus at Dacia Arena in the Serie A game on Thursday.
All Udinese v Juventus game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Udinese won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-1 Serie A defeat last time out to SSC Napoli.
In that game, Udinese had 32% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Udinese was Rodrigo De Paul (22'). For their opponents, SSC Napoli had 24 shots at goal with 9 on target. Arkadiusz Milik (31') and Matteo Politano (94') scored for SSC Napoli.
Luca Gotti's Udinese have celebrated scoring 9 times over their past 6 outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those games amounts to 7.
Leading up to this clash, Udinese:
- have not emerged victorious against Juventus in their last 8 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 7 matches in the league. Their fans aren't happy.
Juventus will go into this match after a 2-1 Serie A win with the eclipse of Lazio in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Juventus had 54% possession and 19 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. The scorer for Juventus was Cristiano Ronaldo (51', 54'). Lazio got 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Ciro Immobile (83') scored for Lazio.
The numbers tell their own story, and Juventus have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 12 goals in all. Defensively, La Vecchia Signora have seen their frailties exposed.
Their prior results show that Juventus:
- are undefeated by Udinese in games played away from home for the previous 9 league matches. It really has been a happy hunting ground for them.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head results going back to 22/10/2017 reveals that these encounters have not been good ones for Udinese. They’ve not managed to get themselves any wins at all whereas Juventus have just been too good for them, beating them in 100 per cent of those match-ups.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 25 in all at an average of 4.17 goals per match.
Team News: Udinese
Rolando Mandragora (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Sebastian Prödl (Knee Injury) will be missing for Udinese boss Luca Gotti.
We think that Bianconeri Friuliani should kick off with a 3-5-2 formation for this one featuring Juan Musso, Sebastian De Maio, Bram Nuytinck, Rodrigo Becão, Marvin Zeegelaar, Rodrigo De Paul, Ken Sema, Seko Fofana, Jens Larsen, Kevin Lasagna and Ilija Nestorovski.
Team News: Juventus
Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has not got a full squad to pick from. Mattia De Sciglio (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Sami Khedira (Tear in the abductor muscle) are not able to play. Leonardo Bonucci is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re of the thinking that La Vecchia Signora appear most likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 lineup using Wojciech Szczesny, Juan Cuadrado, Matthijs de Ligt, Danilo, Alex Sandro, Adrien Rabiot, Rodrigo Bentancur, Aaron Ramsey, Douglas Costa, Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo.
We’re thinking that Udinese have it in them to breach the defence of this Juventus lineup, although just one goal may not be enough to prevent defeat.
We can see both teams to score in a 1-2 victory for Juventus at full-time. Let’s see what happens here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Dacia Arena (25,144)
Captain: Kevin Lasagna
Chairman: Franco Soldati
Manager: Luca Gotti
Competitions: Serie A position 16
🔑 Star Player: Stefano Okaka
Generally played in the Striker position, Stefano Okaka was born in Castiglion del Lago, Italy. Having made his senior debut playing for Roma in the 2005 - 2006 season, the talented Forward has netted 6 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 season to date coming from a total of 29 appearances.