High-flying Udinese aim to end Juventus’ unbeaten record and replace the Bianconeri at the top of the standings, but Antonio Conte’s men have other things on their minds.
The Zebrette are still going strong in both Serie A and Europa League, and it looks as though this could become one of the most successful seasons in their recent history.
While doing pretty well against the bottom-table sides, Francesco Guidolin’s side are especially impressive in games against the top 6 sides, having lost just one of five such games this season.
Having just brought one point from the derby game with Lazio, Udinese are hoping to extend their winning run at Friuli to eight Serie A games, with home win paying 3.00 (2/1) with Victor Chandler.
By avoiding defeat at Olimpico, the Zebrette kept the two-point advantage over Lazio in the race for the third place in the standings, so odds of 2.10 (11/10) offered by bet365 on Udinese to achieve a top 3 finish do look tempting.
Mehdi Benatia misses out through suspension, whereas Paulo Barreto and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu are sidelined with injury.
Probable starting line-up (3-5-1-1): Handanovic – Feronetti, Danilo, Domizzi – Basta, Isla, Pinzi, Asamoah, Armero – Floro Flores – Di Natale.
Juventus continue to lead the very interesting title race in Italian Serie A, with the Bianconeri looking to finish the first part of the league campaign unbeaten.
Antonio Conte’s side have been in scintillating form from the very start to the season, and their record in clashes with top 6 side is even better than that of Udinese.
Juventus may have failed to win any of their last two away games, but they are 2.50 (3/2) with Sportingbet to claim maximum points in Udine.
Mirko Vucinic remains sidelined with a thigh problem, but Arturo Vidal, Leonardo Bonucci and Alessandro Matri all return to the side.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Buffon – Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini – Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio – Pepe, Matri, Giaccherini.