Juventus will be aiming to continue their charge towards clinching the Serie A title when they welcome Udinese to the Allianz Arena on Friday night. Allegri’s men opened up a 16-point lead over second-placed Napoli when they thumped Napoli to a 2-1 win.
Unless the unthinkable happens, Juventus should claim their 8th Scuddetto come season’s end. The Italian giants have won 23 of their league matches thus far and are unbeaten at the moment.
They have strolled over their opponents in the league, leading the goal scoring charts with 55 goals also and allowing only 16 goals into their own net.
The future of Allegri at the Allianz Arena is far from secure with speculations suggesting that the Italian gaffer might soon walk away from his position as Juve’s manager.
The Italian Champions have all their eyes on the Champions League at the moment after going behind against Atletico Madrid. Notwithstanding, they look unlikely to slip-up against 15th-placed Udinese
Recent form: W D W W W W
Udinese will go into the fixture as underdogs for obvious reasons, they have managed only 25 points this season. Six wins, six draws and 12 defeats is no match for the 23 wins and 0 defeats that Juve have pulled out this season.
That said, back-to-back league wins against Chievo and Bologna from the last two fixtures might just place the 15th –placed side in the right frame of mind to lock horns with the league toppers.
Nevertheless, they will be haunted by the fact that they haven’t won on the road since September, 2018 and conceded as much as five goals in their last two away games scoring none in the process.
Recent form: L L D L W W
Juventus: The black and white striped boys would be without the services of Khedira, Cuadrado (knee), Costa (hamstring) and Pjanic (suspension)
Udinese: Cancelo and Mandragora (suspension) while Behrami, D’Alessandro, Barak and Samir will continue their spell on the sidelines due to injuries.
Possible Starting Line-Up
Szczesny; Spinazzola, Bonnuci, Chiellini, De Sciglio; Matuidi, Can, Bentancur; Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo
Musso; Troost-Ekong, Nuytinck, De Maio; Zeegalaar, Sandro, De Paul, Larsen, Ter Avest; Pusseto, Okaka.