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Predicted XI – Juventus vs Udinese

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Check out the team news and our predicted XI for the Coppa Italia Round of 16 encounter between Juventus and Udinese.

Juventus

New Serie A leaders Juventus kick off their Coppa Italia pursuit with a home game against Udinese.

The Bianconeri will miss Turkish defender Merih Demiral, who successfully underwent surgery following his knee injury during the game against Roma last weekend, along with club captain Giorgio Chiellini and Sami Khedira.

Maurizio Sarri is expected to make some changes to his starting line-up, although Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to feature from the beginning of the encounter.

Predicted XI (4-3-1-2): Buffon – Danilo, De Ligt, Rugani, Alex Sandro – Rabiot, Pjanic, Matuidi – Bernardeschi – Higuain, Ronaldo

Udinese

Udinese boss Luca Gotti will have an almost fully fit squad to chose from for the visit to the Italian champions on Wednesday evening.

His only absentee is Brazilian defender Samir Santos, who is struggling with a meniscal injury.

The 52-year-old manager might pick the same XI that defeated Sassuolo 3-0 over the past weekend, as he aims a progress to the quarter-finals of the 2019-20 Coppa Italia.

Predicted XI (3-5-2): Musso – Becao, Troost-Ekong, Nuytinck – Larsen, De Paul, Mandragora, Fofana, Sema – Lasagna, Okaka