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Juve-Udinese: Match preview and probable starting XI

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Juventus will face Udinese on Saturday evening at the Allianz Stadium. The chase for top four continues after a disappointing last second loss against Inter for the Supercoppa. Max Statman gives you a match preview and the probable starting eleven.

Danilo is still not at 100% and Leonardo Bonucci’s injury has ‘flared up’ again, Allegri revealed. Apart from those two, everyone is fit. Giorgio Chiellini played the whole match vs. Inter and will get a rest. That means Matthijs de Ligt and Daniele Rugani will return as a centre back pairing. Szczesny returns in goal against Udinese.

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Luca Pellegrini ‘could start’, according to the coach. Juan Cuadrado returned from his suspension. Max Statman’s predicted XI is as followed:

(4-4-2) Szczesny; Cuadrado, Rugani, De Ligt, Pellegrini; Bernardeschi, Rabiot, Locatelli, McKennie; Dybala, Morata

Juve-Udinese in numbers

Juventus have played Udinese 51 times at home. The Bianconeri were victorious 39 times, drew 5 and lost 7. Juve’s win ratio against Udinese in Turin is 76.5%. The last time Udinese visited the Allianz Stadium, Juventus beat them 4-1. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, Federico Chiesa and Paulo Dybala were the other goalscorers.

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Juventus played the first match of this Serie A season away from home against Udinese. It ended in a 2-2 draw, with Cuadrado and Dybala scoring for the Bianconeri. Cristiano Ronaldo thought he’d scored the winner at the end of the match, but it was cancelled by VAR.

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Jurre van Wanrooij is a writer and lead match analyst for Max Statman. He was born and raised in The Netherlands, where he still lives. He is studying journalism and that’s why he joined Max Statman, so that he could develop his writing. Apart from Juventus, he also support PSV Eindhoven, the club closest to his home. The goal is to give you guys the best information about Juventus in English and be as reliable as possible.