Juventus vs Udinese: prediction for the Serie A match
Juventus had a terrible start to the season, but they managed to recover in time and still have a chance for a ticket to the Champions League. Massimiliano Allegri's charges are in 5th place in the Serie A table with 38 points in the asset.
The Old Lady are 3 points behind Atalanta, who are currently 4th, and 11 points behind Inter Milan. Both Atalanta and Inter, however, have games in hand. Earlier this week, Juventus missed the opportunity to win the Italian Super Cup - in the battle for the trophy, the Old Lady yielded to Inter in extra-time (1:2 ET).
Udinese started their Serie A campaign quite well, but they couldn't keep up with the league leaders. Luca Gotti was dismissed from the position of the team manager, and Gabriele Cioffi became the new head coach for the Zebras. This didn't bring immediate results, and before the start of this matchday, the visitors are in 14th place in the log with 20 points to their name.
Le Zebrette have a four-point handicap against the relegation zone, which doesn't allow them to feel save, but they do have a couple of games in hand. In the last match, Udinese lost 2:6 to Atalanta at home.
This score was recorded in 2 of the last 3 games that Juve won.
In the last 2 matches between the clubs in Turin, this bet played.
Penalties were given in the last 2 games of Juventus.
Juventus spent a lot of energy in a tough game against Inter this week, but we still expect a top-notch performance from the hosts. They have no room for error and will be playing aggressively in attack. Udinese in their current form can't really do anything to stop the Old Lady.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1.5) to Juventus
Udinese have problems on the defensive, and in the last Serie A game, they concede six goals to Atalanta. Juve have a class advantage, and we expect them to use their quality to get a confident victory over the Zebras.
Second bet - Juventus to win by 2 goals