On Saturday, January 7, Juventus will take on Udinese at the Juventus Stadium in Serie A, hoping to extend their eight-game winning streak in the top division.
The Bianconeri have only won three of their first nine games, but they have won seven of their next seven to move up five spots, moving from eighth to third in the standings. Massimiliano Allgeri’s team is now just seven points behind leaders Napoli and two behind champions AC Milan with 34 points.
In contrast to Juventus, Udinese has experienced contrasting fortunes. The Aquile had won six straight games and were in third place as of matchday eight. Since then, Andrea Sottil’s team has lost seven games, falling to eighth place with 25 points.
Manager Andrea Sottil, who only became manager of Udinese in June of last year, is definitely under more and more pressure. If things don’t get better soon, he might be fired.
This season, Udinese and Juventus have had very different experiences in Serie A. While the Bianconeri has won seven of their last eight games, the Aquile have lost seven of their last eight games.
In light of the foregoing, Bianconeri should prevail easily.
Prediction: Juventus 2-0 Udinese
Juventus has won 32 of their 45 previous meetings and lost seven. The last time the Bianconeri were beaten by Udinese in Serie A was in July 2020, when they won 2-1. Juventus has won ten of their last 13 league games against Udinese. The Bianconeri could win back-to-back games against the Eagles for the first time since 2018 following their 2-0 victory over Udinese in January of that year.
• The last five matches have seen Juventus Turin perform better than Udinese Calcio.
• In the 28 home meetings between Juventus Turin and Udinese Calcio, Juventus Turin has won 23 times, drawn 0 times, and won 5 times. Juventus Turin has a goal difference of 58-20 in their favor.
• With 24 points, Juventus Turin ranked seventh in the table a year ago. With 31 points, they are now in third place.
• In 80% of their home games, Juventus Turin prevails with a 1-0 lead.
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