Udinese vs Juventus by Pacifier

Udinese
VS
Juventus
Udinese find themselves in 13th position, just a points above the relegation spots and will find themselves in the relegation places if they do not win here and a winner emerges in the fixture between Spal and Sassuolo. They are likely to struggle this season considering recent performances especially away from home where they have lost all four games played. Their only two victories have come in the comfort of their home stadium and should be buoyed by their last result on this ground which was a resounding 4-0 demolition if Sampdoria. They lost their last league game last weekend though, a 2-1 defeat at Fiorentina and have to navigate this fixture against champions Juventus who themselves need the three points badly.

 

Juventus find themselves in 3rd place with 19 points, already six points adrift Napoli. Yesterday 0-0 draw between 1st placed Napoli and 2nd placed Inter means Juventus would close the gap at the top to just three points and that should be the only aim here after a hard fought victory in mid week against Sporting Lisbon in the champions league. After a superb start that saw them win their opening six fixtures in the league, they have only picked up one point from a possible six in their last two games. That has left them with a daunting task of catch up to a Napoli side that looks like they could challenge for the title. Mattia De Sciglio and Howedes are both unavailable in defense. Higuain should start up top in a 4-2-3-1 formation with the trio of Mandzukic- Dybala- Quadrado providing support. Khedira and Pjanic should start in central midfield after Blaise Matuidi sustained an injury.

 

This game is important for both teams albeit for different reasons. While Udinese wants to distance themselves from the relegation places, Juventus hopes to close the gap to the top places. Juventus have become sloppy in recent games and have dropped points from winning positions in their last two games and at such, I reckon Udinese could give them a scare today. But the home side defense line has been far from solid with 15 goals conceded so far and I believe Juventus should get off the blocks early and try to get the lead. They should be able to seal it late on with such an attacking array of talent they have at their disposal from the bench.pin
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Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Juventus to score in both halves Bet365 2.25 6 2-6 WON (+7.5 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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