Juventus vs Udinese

Serie A

UDI VS JUV MATCH PREVIEW:

Massimiliano Allegri will be heaving a big sigh of relief after his tactics worked at least in the second leg as Juventus beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Wembley and booked their place in the quarterfinal of Champions League.

The former AC Milan manager came under serious pressure after Juventus’ performance in the first leg where his teams played right into the visitors’ hands and allowed them drawing the game 2-2 at Juventus Stadium.

But all’s well that ends well, and the Old lady now can focus on their defense of Serie A title. The game against the struggling Udinese gives them the perfect chance to leapfrog the leaders for at least a couple of hours as Napoli will be playing a late match against Inter Milan.

Considering the profile of the opposing teams of both Juventus and Napoli, it’s Naples who are in danger of dropping points. Also, the Old Lady has a game in hand, so the situation is well under their control.

Juventus are on an imperious run, and it will be a big shock if Udinese even manage to earn a draw at Juventus Stadium. The defending Champions are the only side in Serie A to have won all their league games in 2018, 7 out of 7 and are also aiming for their 11th straight win in Serie A.

While Udinese are going in the opposing direction after winning just once in their last eight league games which ended their hopes of grabbing a European place.

 

MATCH DETAILS:

When: March 11th, 07:30 PM IST

Where: Juventus Stadium, Turin

Capacity- 41,507

 

Recent wins (Last six matches)

Juventus – W D W W W W

Udinese – L W D  L L L

 

UDI vs JUV TEAM NEWS:

Juventus:

After picking up yellows in their last games, both Alex Sandro and Stephan Lichtsteiner are suspended, while Federico Bernardeschi and Juan Cuadrado are both injured.

PROBABLE XI

Buffon (GK); Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Asamoah, Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi, Costa, Higuain, Dybala

 

Udinese:

Valon Behrami has been declared fit to play and should walk into the starting XI for the visitors. While Kevin Lasagna and Danilo are injury doubts for the visitors.

PROBABLE XI

Bizzarri (GK); Samir, Nuytinck, Angella, Widmer, Barak, fofana, Behrami, Adnan, Janko, Perica

 

Competition History-

Juventus –  33 times Italy Champions

Udinese – No Serie A titles

 

Key Players:

Juventus – Dyabala, Higuain, Pjanic

Udinese – Behrami, de Paul, Lasagna

 

Some key stats:

  1. In their all-time record, Juventus have played 43 Serie A home games against Udinese and their record reads like this- Win- 32, Draw- 4, Loss- 7.
  2. Juventus are the only team in Europe to have won all their league games in 2018. played- 7, win- 7.
  3. Juventus have kept a record 7 clean sheets in their last 10 league games.
  4. Udinese have scored the most goals from the penalty spot this season. Seven
  5. The most interesting fact- Udinese manager Massimo Oddo was a player at AC Milan back in 2011 when Massimiliano Allegri was the manager of Milan giant.

 

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

It’s Juventus all the way considering how Bianconeri are playing in the last three months. It will be a great achievement if Udinese even manages to score a goal against Serie A’s best defensive unit.

A 3-0 scoreline is our prediction for this match.

 

NOTE: THIS UDI VS JUV MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.

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