Juventus vs. Udinese
January 15, 2022 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -118, Under 2.5 -105
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Juventus is welcoming Udinese at Allianz Stadium in round 22 of the Italian Serie A. Juventus is actually in decent form, they have beaten Roma in Serie A, but they lost to Inter in the Super Cup. Udinese is also in good form, they are scoring a lot of goals, but they are not as good on the road.
Juventus has lost only 1 of their last 9 games, and that was in that game against Inter I mentioned. Juventus got ahead in that game, but they conceded, and they were forced to defend after that. Unfortunately for Juventus, they conceded another goal in the overtime, and they lost that match. As far as Serie A goes, Juventus is on a nice run, and they are now in 5th place with 38 points. Defensively, Juventus is decent, well more than decent, and they have conceded only 21 goals so far. In the attacking end, Juventus has the talent to do a lot more, but they have scored 32 goals so far, which is not that bad. There is no way Juventus is winning the title, and with the competition as strong as it is this season in Serie A, Juventus will be lucky to end up in the top 4.
Udinese has lost only 1 of their last 4 games, but in the game they lost, they got smashed by Atalanta, at home. With this solid streak, Udinese has gained some distance from the relegation zone, and they are now in 14th place with 20 points. Udinese is just a tiny bit better at home than on the road, but overall, they are a good team, and I still think they are underperforming. Beto is the leading goalscorer for Udinese with 8 goals. Pereyra is the only injured player for Udinese at the moment. Even though there are no easy games for Udinese, their schedule is on the easier side, and I think if they can keep playing as well as they did, Udinese can expect some points, and with that, they will stay out of the relegation zone. Udinese was somewhat inconsistent this season, and that is who they are because they don’t have a lot of depth, but they can get the ball rolling.
Juventus has been dominant in this matchup, and they haven’t lost any of their last 6 home games against Udinese. With Udinese in solid form, and with Juventus playing earlier this week, I think we could see some goals. Juventus will be a bit tired here, and for that reason, I think they might lose focus here.