Serie A Match Preview: Juventus vs. Udinese

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Updated: November 29, 2013
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Match Date: 01 December 2013 (local)

Match Venue: Juventus Stadium

 

Juventus

Not only are Juventus players stellar in Italian fixtures, but they also soar in the continental brawls. Still smoldering hot from winning their Champions League match with Copenhagen 3-1, the Italian superpowers are on track to a magnificent UEFA tournament finish. However, despite the strong result (courtesy of Vidal’s hat-trick), coach Antonio Conte seems to be not so pleased of his lads’ performance. He was aiming for a clean sheet, and conceding one goal to their Danish opponents was a slight disappointment for him. Nevertheless, the Juventus trademark would remain among the most esteemed in the competition.

 

Domestically, Vecchia Signora are exponentially becoming stronger. After debuting at number nine in Serie A’s curtain raiser, the team have come a long way to trounce their every opponent. They have been unbeaten in their last five tourneys, of which four were clean sheets. As a result, they are now ranked atop the table, accumulating a total of 34 points from 11 wins and one draw (out of 13 matches).

 

Udinese

Of this season’s participating clubs, Udinese are among the least consistent. They would normally show strong maneuvers in one match, but would then immediately dwindle in the next. Thus far, the side have only won five times this term, the number is being smaller compared to their defeats (seven). Their total earnings of 16 points pin them on the table’s top 11.

 

Playing as visitors is not something that Bianconeri are spectacular at. Of the six away matches they had this season, they only managed to win once; the rest of their tourneys finished in defeats. The poor results are posing a serious danger to the team, especially that they are again on the road to rally for the silverware.  Francesco Guidolin should have already found ways to keep this quandary at bay.

 

Football betting tip: Facing an increasingly strong Juventus, Udinese will have to endure severe pressure for them to earn at least one point from this battle. That said, a draw could only be their best possible result from the fixture. However, the odds for this to happen are largely small. A winning Juventus should be expected. Betting for the hosts between 1.73 and 2.25 could earn punters any merit.

 

Juventus | Image source: bbc.co.uk