The ninth Serie A title for Juventus is becoming a reality as the side heads to the Stadio Friuli to take on struggling side Udinese. Udinese will be looking for a surprising win to secure their stay next season. The match schedules for Thursday with kickoff starting at 8:30 pm.
Juventus is coming from back to back wins in Serie A. However, the side was put to the test on Monday evening as they faced side, Lazio. A brace by Cristiano Ronaldo was enough to seal the deal for the Old Lady.
The brace marked Ronaldo’s 30th goal of the season. He became the first player to score over 50 goals in the Premier League and La Liga and Serie A. At 35 years old, Portugal International is showing the G.R.I.T.
Udinese, on the other hand, does not have any record in their locker this season. Making matters worse, the side could be facing relegation woes in case they lose at home to the Old Lady in the league.
The side is currently 16th in the Serie A, with only seven points separating them from the dotted red line. Even though a win against in-form Juventus is highly unlikely, sharing spoils with the side is achievable for the side. This is given the side that has drawn in their previous two encounters against Sassuolo and Atalanta.
Udinese vs. Juventus Head to Head
Both sides have 27 games against each other with the Old Lady taking home 19 wins while Udinese with only five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Napoli 2-1 Udinese
Udinese 0-0 Lazio
Udinese 1-3 Samprodia
SPAL 0-3 Udinese
Udinese 2-2 Genoa
Juventus 2-1 Lazio
Sassuolo 3-3 Juventus
Juventus 2-2 Atalanta
Milan 4-2 Juventus
Juventus 4-1 Torino
Udinese Team News
After losing out to Napoli due to a 94-minute strike, Gotti will be looking to keep changes in the squad to a minimum. Gotti will be without the services of Wallace, who picked up a shoulder injury. A replacement for the skipper will be Ken Sema. Some absentees for the clash include Lukasz Teodorczyk and Rolando Mandragora.
Juventus Team News
After almost losing on a 2-0 lead in their last outing, Sarri will be looking to keep a few alterations in the side. Despite featuring for the first half of their clash against Lazio, midfielder Aaron Ramsey sets to start on the bench in place of Blaise Matuidi.
Prediction and Odds
Juventus have a better edge to secure a win given the high scoring form that Ronaldo is currently under in the Serie A.
Goals Under 2.5
Ronaldo to Score