Udinese vs Juventus Preview and Lineups: Italian champions are not doing well

Udinese vs Juventus Preview

Udinese vs Juventus
Udinese vs Juventus
Serie A - Round 34
Sunday, May 2 2021
9:30 p.m. Indian time
Dacia Arena
Match Finished

Juventus Won 2 -1

Udinese XI:  
Udinese XI: 3-5-1-1 Scuffet; Becao, Bonifazi, Nuytinck; Molina, De Paul, Walace, Arslan, Stryger Larsen; Pereyra; Okaka.
Juventus XI: 
 4-4-2 Szczesny; Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Cuadrado, McKennie, Bentancur, Bernardeschi; Dybala, Ronaldo.
Match Preview

After another disappointing result last weekend, defending champions Juventus will meet Udinese on Sunday (2/5) night IST, with their top four places still in serious danger.

Even Juventus are the most vulnerable team to lose to compete for the top four because the rest of their final season schedule is very tough including against AC Milan and Inter Milan, so this match against Udinese should be a mandatory mission to win.

In last weekend's match, Udinese may have been far behind in terms of opportunities (21-9) as well as a possession (58-42) against red zone team Benevento, but Luca Gotti's men still managed a convincing 2-4 win at Ciro Vigorito.

It is interesting that their two wins in the last three games were all picked on the road, while their home record is even sad, losing in their last three home games in Serie A. Now Udinese is 11th in the standings, taking 39 points from 33 matches.

Coach Andrea Pirlo, who is currently in the big spotlight, admits that an inconsistent Juventus team put on their other sub-standard form in last weekend's draw against Fiorentina at the Artemio Franchi.

Although Alvaro Morata scored the equalizer in the second half less than a minute after coming off the bench to replace Paulo Dybala, it was Juventus's only shot on target in their total of nine attempts, despite controlling up to 68 percent of the ball.

Now the defending champions are even under threat of playing in the Europa League next season which raises questions about Cristiano Ronaldo's future. The problem is that in the remaining five games this season, their schedule is very tough, including against the duo Milan and Sassuolo.

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