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Juventus are the guests at Dacia Arena on Sunday for the Serie A showdown with home team Udinese.
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Udinese will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 2-4 Serie A victory against Benevento.
In that match, Udinese had 44% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Udinese, goals were scored by Nahuel Molina (4'), Tolgay Arslan (31'), Jens Stryger Larsen (49') and Jayden Braaf (73'). For their opponents, Benevento got 21 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Nicolas Viola (34') and Gianluca Lapadula (83') scored for Benevento.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Udinese haven’t conceded. In fact, Bianconeri Friuliani have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 9 goals in the process.
Going into this encounter, Udinese are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
Previously, Juventus drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Fiorentina.
In that match, Juventus managed 68% possession and 9 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Juventus was Álvaro Morata (46'). Fiorentina had 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Dušan Vlahović (29') was the scorer for Fiorentina.
Juventus have regularly broken through opposing defences of late, scoring 11 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Andrea Pirlo will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Juve have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same clashes. Let’s see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Coming into this clash, Juventus are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings going back to 06/10/2018 tells us that Udinese have won 1 of these games and Juventus 5, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 23 in total at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Serie A match day 15 on 03/01/2021 when it ended Juventus 4-1 Udinese.
On that day, Juventus managed 63% possession and 20 shots on goal with 10 on target. The goals were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo (31', 70'), Federico Chiesa (49') and Paulo Dybala (93').
On the other side, Udinese got 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Marvin Zeegelaar (90') scored.
The referee was Piero Giacomelli.
Team News: Udinese
Gerard Deulofeu (Knee inflammation), Mato Jajalo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Jayden Braaf (Sprain), Ignacio Pussetto (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Ilija Nestorovski (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be playing for Udinese gaffer Luca Gotti. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Juan Musso and Sebastian Prödl.
Team News: Juventus
From a largely available group of players, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo to contend with. Merih Demiral (Muscle Fatigue) won’t be in action.
In our view, Udinese have the capability to find the net against this Juventus team, however a single goal possibly won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We are therefore anticipating a close game with a 1-2 win for Juventus at the end of this one. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Dacia Arena (25,144)
Captain: Rodrigo De Paul
Chairman: Franco Soldati
Manager: Luca Gotti
Competitions: Serie A position 11
⭐ Star Player: Tolgay Arslan
Generally playing in the Centre Midfield position, Tolgay Arslan was born in Paderborn, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for Hamburg in the 2009 - 2010 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 28 appearances.