It’s back to business for Cristiano Ronaldo as the Portuguese star and Juventus head to Udinese for their first game of the 2021/22 Serie A season.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus kick off their 2021/22 Serie A campaign with a trip to the Stadio Friuli to take on Udinese.
Udinese have suffered a tough summer. Rodrigo De Paul and Juan Musso’s exits have left the home side weakened at both ends. They overcame second-tier side Ascoli 3-1 in the Coppa Italia last weekend, but the real test starts now.
Juventus, meanwhile, had a decent pre-season and sent a sound warning to their rivals by recently beating Atalanta 3-1 in a friendly. With Massimiliano Allegri back, the Bianconeri are favorites to win Serie A again.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis
Udinese have a poor record from their last 10 Serie A fixtures. Luca Gotti’s side have scored 12 goals for an average of 1.2 goals per game. In defense, they have conceded a goal 22 times, an average of 2.2 goals per game, and failed to keep even a single clean sheet.
Juventus, on the other hand, have been in better form across their last 10 Serie A fixtures. The Bianconeri hit the target 2.1 times on average per game, scoring 21 goals along the way. They conceded 13 goals, an average of 1.3 per game, but, like Udinese, failed to keep a clean sheet.
Facts and figures for Udinese vs Juventus
Fun stats Udinese
- Udinese has lost the last 3 matches in a row;
- Udinese did not win the last 5 matches in a row;
- Udinese did not win the last 6 matches in a row at home;
- Udinese has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches.
Fun stats Juventus
- Juventus has won the last 3 matches in a row;
- Juventus has won the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Juventus unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Juventus has won in the last 4 of 5 matches.
Udinese look to begin the 2021/22 season with a positive result at home. In their 3 final outings, last season the Friulians achieved a 1-0 defeat against Sampdoria and went on to a 5-1 defeat against Inter. Their latest game produced a 3-1 win against Ascoli Calcio 1898 FC.
Results were solid for Juventus at the end of last season and they’ll hope for more of the same on Sunday. In their 3 final outings last term, the Old Lady achieved a 3-2 win against Inter and went on to a 2-1 win against Atalanta. Their latest game produced a 4-1 win against Bologna.
Udinese v Juventus Fixture History
On 2 May 2021, these two clubs went toe-to-toe against each other in their most previous meeting, when Juventus ran away winners with a 1-2 scoreline.
Udinese enter the match against Juventus with a 1-1-8 record in their previous 10 encounters in Serie A.
Udinese will be looking to Roberto Pereyra to find the net once again. He is on 3 of the club’s last 6 matches. Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, hopes to begin the defense of his Capocannoniere title by embarking on another strong start. Despite Juventus’ problems last season, the Portuguese ace scored a brilliant 29 goals in 33 appearances.