Although Juventus’ Italian Supercoppa match against Inter ended in a late defeat for Max Allegri’s team, the Old Lady are still vying for a spot in the UEFA Champions League and have won eight of their last ten Serie A games as they pursue the top four.
In spite of Juve’s thrilling 4-3 victory over Roma last weekend, there had been fewer than 2.5 goals scored in nine straight league games before that.
Juve’s record of just eight goals allowed at home in Serie A this season is only surpassed by Inter and Napoli, but their record of just 12 goals scored at the Allianz Stadium is worse than everyone else in the division, with the exception of relegation candidates Spezia, Venezia, Genoa, and Salernitana.
Prior to their 6-2 thrashing by Atalanta last week, Udinese had impressed under Gabriele Cioffi’s interim leadership.
However, a number of COVID-19 cases decimated the Zebrette. Although Cioffi has overseen two victories and two clean sheets in his four games as head coach, Udinese’s only road victories this season came at struggling Spezia and Cagliari.
Udinese has attacked with more vigour under Cioffi, but Juventus has won five of their last six competitive home games, and their COVID-19 crisis makes it nearly impossible to predict what line-up they will send out in Turin.
The best play for this matchup appears to be a low-scoring home victory. Eight of the Old Lady’s 11 league victories this year have had fewer than 2.5 goals!
1×2 Betting Odds
Juventus has continued to produce results on the field, despite the off-field chaos that is engulfing and worrying the club, albeit ineffectively.
The Old Lady, managed by Massimiliano Allegri, comes into this match off a 1-0 victory over Cremonese in stoppage time of the second half.
Udinese, who enter this match after a midweek 1-1 draw with Empoli in their most recent match, continuing the Friulians’ poor form.
It is anticipated that there won’t be many goals scored in this game because Juventus will be heavy favourites!
Therefore, a narrow home victory appears to be a reasonable prediction for this game!
On paper, Juventus are the stronger side and that fact has translated to their market odds!
The side from Turin are the favourites to win here, with odds @ 1.84.
The away side, Udinese, find themselves 8th on the table and coming here, they are the underdogs with market odds @ 4.90.
The possibility of a stalemate, and Udinese taking something out of this encounter, stands @ 4.00.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.03
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.96.
Juventus has made it a pattern of winning at home with tight, low scoring scorelines!
Perhaps that has led the market to believe that the game will have fewer goals, but also that Juventus will emerge victorious at the end of it!