2014-15 Serie A Match Previews: Week 6 (Part 4)

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Updated: October 2, 2014
ITALY SOCCER SERIE A

Udinese vs. Cesena

Match Date: 05 October 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Stadio Friuli

(Featured image: Udinese | Source: sbs.com.au)

 

Udinese and Cesena last met more than two years ago, when they fought in the same league and Udinese were winners in both legs. Last season, the sides participated in separate tournaments and did not have a chance to engage in a brawl in any other competition or friendly. In the current season, they are nine spots apart: the hosts in third place and the visitors in the 12th. Form-wise, Udinese have already won in four league matches while Cesena have yet to score their second victory. The former have already scored eight goals since the season kicked off while Cesena have only netted four in the same period.

 

Football betting tip: Udinese will trounce Cesena in a clean sheet.

 

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Juventus vs. Roma

Match Date: 06 October 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Juventus Stadium

 

The defending champions started with the new season in the middle part of the league table’s top half but have eventually picked up as the season progressed until they gained back the leadership. The undisputed champions have been perfectly (zero goals conceded) unbeaten in Serie A, although a recent thrashing by Atletico Madrid in the Champions League might have broken their hearts to some degree. Roma, by comparison, are also showing very strong performances in the new season. In fact, they share the same form as Juventus except that they scored fewer goals. Three of their five wins resulted in clean sheets, thumping the likes of Fiorentina, Cagliari, and most recently, Verona. At the Champions league, they held Manchester City in a draw 1-1.

 

Sports betting tip: Juventus and Roma will earn their first draw of the season from this meeting.