Udinese vs Juventus
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 2 May 2021
Kick-Off at 17.00 UK
Venue: Dacia Arena, Udine.
Udinese successfully avoided the relegation scrap by beating Benevento 2-4 last weekend. Le Zebrette have thus bounced back from an unpleasant home defeat to Cagliari and are now as many as eight points above the red zone.
The gap should be big enough to keep them safe in the remaining five rounds. Luca Gotti’s men should thus not be under pressure on Sunday afternoon when they host last year’s champions Juventus on Matchday No 34.
Unlike the hosts, Bianoneri are in a desperate need for points here. They slipped up once again seven days ago, playing just a 1-1 draw away at bottom-half Fiorentina.
Andrea Pirlo’s troops have thus put their place in UEFA Champions League next season in jeopardize.
La Vecchia Signora now sit level on points with Napoli and Milan, right on the brink of the fourth position. Can they claim the much-wanted three-pointer in Udine?
Udinese vs Juventus Head-to-head
- Juventus dominated this match-up historically, but they suffered a defeat on the previous visit to Udine (2-1 in July last year).
- If we ignore that defeat, Juventus have won all of the last seven meetings with Le Zebrette.
- Three or more goals were scored in each of the last five head to head matches, including this term’s 4-1 victory for Bianconeri at Allianz Stadium.
Udinese vs Juventus Prediction
Udinese did win two of the last three league games, but they have played the likes of Crotone, Cagliari, and Benevento along the way.
On a more negative note, Gotti’s troops lost three consecutive home fixtures in the league, each with an identical scoreline (0-1). Interestingly, just one of the last 13 matches Le Zebrette played at Dacia Arena saw three or more goals scored.
Since Juventus have been anything but prolific in the final third lately, we would not be surprised to see a low-scoring affair here. Pirlo’s team notched just one goal in the last two league games on the road.
The value is strong with the Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the odds of 2.20. Since the visitors can’t afford another slip-up here, we will back them to win to nil at the sky-high 2.62 odds.
Udinese vs Juventus Bet Tips
Juventus to win to nil @ 2.62
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20