Udinese vs Juventus: All you need to know about this Serie A fixture
It’s an “all Bianconeri” derby as Udinese take on Juventus, and both teams will be keen on rebounding after suffering losses on matchday eight as they lock horns at the Dacia Arena on Sunday afternoon.
2017/18 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 22 October 2017
Kick-Off: 17:00 UK, 21:30 IST
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
Juve’s defeat to Lazio was of course more notable as La Vecchia Signora hadn’t lost at Juventus Stadium since August 2015. Udinese were the last team to beat Massimiliano Allegri’s men in Turin, but now the Biancocelesti have matched that achievement, and that marks it the second straight win for Lazio over Juventus after their Supercoppa Italiana win earlier this season.
Juventus could slip eight points behind Napoli should they fail to earn three against Udinese, as they are now in third spot. However, they managed to calm some nerves with a win over Sporting CP midweek.
Meanwhile, Udinese were haunted by ex-player Cyril Thereau as they lost 2-1 to Fiorentina, and have now lost four out their last five games after seemingly turned a corner. Things seemed to have improved after an impressive 4-0 rout of Sampdoria, but now Luigi Delneri’s men are again on the ropes and are taking on a Juve side desperate for some points and to close the gap on the top two sides.
Udinese: Scuffet, Widmer, Angella, Danilo, Samir, Barak, Jankto, Fofana, Ewandro, de Paul, Lasagna.
Juventus : Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Chiellini, Sandro, Bentancur, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Dybala, Costa, Higuain
Head to Head
Juventus are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 matches against Udinese in all competitions
Juventus are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 away matches
Udinese have been losing at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 7 matches