Juventus - Udinese Prediction and Analysis
Will Juventus continue their march to the top? Especially now that Napoli have finally lost!
Or maybe Udinese will extend this long streak of games without a win?
What connects these two teams are the black and white jerseys. But quality is on Juventus' side.
The Old Lady are certainly the team in the best current form in Serie A.
And this is a fact that cannot be ignored just like that.
Additionally, the Bianconeri have an excellent tradition against Udinese , going 9-1-1 in their last 11 games against them.
Including a clean 2-0 win in the last head-to-head, played exactly a year ago.
Juve are playing very safe in Serie A this season.
And a defense that has conceded just 7 goals in all games so far inspires awe among their opponents.
The odds for The Old Lady are really good.
And I predict that she will record her 8th straight win without conceding a goal in Calcioto.
Juventus - statistics and info
Juventus have been reborn in the last few months and now hold a lofty 3rd position in the Calcio standings.
Even the Champions League seemed far away some time ago. But after 7 consecutive victories in Torino, it is now much easier to breathe.
What is amazing about this is that the Bianconeri have not conceded a single goal in their own net in these 7 matches.
Interestingly, Juventus started with a better performance despite injuries to some very important players.
The Old Lady got back into playing rhythm after the World Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 win away to struggling Cremonese.
The only goal in the match was the work of Arkadiusz Milik in the 90+1 minute.
But this goal will surely give Max Allegri's players even more confidence.
As I already said, Juventus have big problems with injuries .
Bonucci has a groin injury. Ecuadorian Cuadrado and Brazilian Caio Gorge are also out.
Peters has a muscle injury. Pogba has been out for a long time with a knee injury. Serbian striker Vlahovic is also injured.
Ake, Di Maria and De Sciglio are not sure for this match.
That's a whole team.
And Allegri and his staff are like magicians in leading the team to victory after victory in this crowded infirmary.
Udinese - statistics and info
Udinese were a hit at the start of the season.
The Friulians were at the top of the standings after the first 8 rounds, recording 6-1-1 in that period.
Including wins over Inter, Roma and Fiorentina. But still as a host.
However, what many expected happened - a big drop in form.
And Udinese is now on a streak of 8 games without a win in Serie A (0-6-2).
Andrea Sotil's footballers also failed in their first match after the break.
Despite the fact that they hosted one of the underdogs - Empoli.
In that meeting, they only reached a 1-1 draw. For a long time they were catching up in the result.
At this stadium, tradition is certainly not in their favor, as Udine have lost 11 of Juve's last 12 visits .
In Udinese, they don't have many problems with the completion of the composition.
They are all ready now. As only Moroccan Adam Masina is uncertain for this match due to injury.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Garlic; Danilo, Bremer, Sandro; McKenney, Paredes, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Keen, Milik
Injured: Vlahovic, Bonucci, Cuadrado, Pogba, Di Maria (questionable)
Lineup: Silvestri; Perez, Becao, Bijol; Pereira, Samardzic, Wallace, Arslan, Udogie; Beto, Success
Injured: Masina, Deulofeu (questionable)
Ranking and Form in the league