Juventus – Udinese, Serie A Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR JUVENTUS - UDINESE
Juventus is preparing for the biggest match of the season in which they have to show not just that they are a big team, but they are one of the biggest teams in the world on the pitch. But it’s not about today’s game vs. Udinese, which will be like a training for the old lady before the decisive clash in the Champions League with Atletico Madrid. Juventus is coming out against Udinese with 16 points ahead of Napoli, who they won against last week. Let’s make a simple account – let’s say that Napoli will maybe win 10 of the remaining 12 games maximum. This means Juve needs about 5 wins to become champions. 5 wins out of 12 games, provided they already have 23 out of 26…
Udinese are not in good shape throughout the season, but in particular in their last two games they have won valuable victories against teams from the relegation zone and so have greatly increased their chance of survival, which at the moment seems a much more logical outcome for them. Certainly, like almost all teams, Udinese will go to the stadium in Torino to defend almost the entire game.
We think Juventus will not strain too much, but rather try to win with minimal effort. Even if they do not win, what does it matter, when there is such a key match in 4 days? Of all their victories as hosts this season, Juve scored 3 goals in just 4 games, but most of these goals came in the last minutes. We expect a minimum victory for Juventus or in the worst case X, but not many goals from them. Prediction – Juventus – Under 2.5 goals at 1.55.
- Udinese has conceded more than 2 goals in just 1 away game in Serie A this season
- Juventus has scored more than 2 goals against Udinese as host only in 2 of the last 15 home games
JUVENTUS TEAM NEWS
Cancelo(17/1 D), Pjanic(22/2 M), Khedira(9/2 M), Costa(17/1 F) and Cuadrado(11/1 M) are out
UDINESE TEAM NEWS
Mandragora(23/1 M), Samir(13/0 D), D’Alessandro(16/0 M), Behrami(17/1 M) and Teodorczyk(11/1 F) are out