Udinese vs. Juventus – prediction, team news and more

Dacia Arena will host Thursday’s football match between Udinese and Juventus.

On the back of three matches without success, Juventus were under a certain level of pressure when taking on one of their title rivals on Monday evening.

Udinese aim to escape the danger zone in the Serie A standings, but, they should be happy with one point from the midweek clash. Juve, on the other hand, aim to move one step closer to winning Scudetto, and seeing that Udinese suit the Italian giants, away win should be considered.

The home side head into the contest aware that a surprise victory will prove enough to secure their top-flight status for another 12 months.

The meetings between the two sides have been high-scoring fixtures, with 21 goals being scored in the last six encounters. In the 91 times, these sides have clashed in the Italian top-flight, Juventus have won 62 times, Udinese have been victorious in 12 matches while 17 games ended in a draw.

The Old Lady have a five-game winning streak against the hosts and produced a brilliant display in the reverse fixture earlier this season to inflict a 3-1 loss over Udinese at the Allianz Stadium, with Ronaldo netting a brace.

Match facts:

  • Juventus is unbeaten for 3 matches.
  • Juventus has scored at least one goal in the last 31 matches.
  • Juventus has scored at least one goal in the last 15 away matches.
  • Juventus was not able to win one out of the last 2 away matches.
  • Udinese was not able to win one out of the last 7 home matches.

The hosts have kept four clean sheets since the restart, two more than Juventus but it will be difficult for them to control an in-form Ronaldo, who would be gunning for the top scorer’s award now.

In this match is Juventus the odds-on favourite. For us Udinese has nearly no chance winning this game even if they are playing at home. They seem to be totally inferior against Juventus. We see here no reason to cover the bet with a possible draw.

Juventus (Full Time Result) @ 1.5

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