Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(71) 37 Goals 44 (59)
(10) 3 Assists 12 (17)
(7) 7.1 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.8)
28.1 Average Age 29.5
183.4 Average Height (cm) 181.3
(1.2) 1.2 Shots pg 1.2 (0.8)
(52%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 43% (44%)
(0.9) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(1.8) 1.8 Tackles pg 1.7 (2.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Nicklas Bendtner Out 6.5
Simone Pepe Out 6.17
Giorgio Chiellini Out 7.73083333333333
Claudio Marchisio Out 7.35448275862069
Andrea Pirlo Doubtful 7.796875
Kwadwo Asamoah Out 7.44296296296296
Player Reason Status Rating
Diego Fabbrini Out 6.54285714285714
Zeljko Brkic Out 7.05096774193548
Emmanuel Badu Out 6.5872
Medhi Benatia Out 7.53421052631579

Team News

  • Pirlo is said to be struggling with an injury, so Marrone is getting ready for a possible start as playmaker.
  • Caceres is still favoured over Peluso to play in the three-man defence, together with Bonucci and Barzagli.
  • Should Conte pick a 4-man backline, the former Atalanta player could have a better chance of playing.
  • Brkic is expected to be unavailable until mid February, therefore Padelli will be Udinese's goalkeeper in the meantime.
  • Heurteaux proved to be reliable in defence and is still Guidolin's first pick to replace Benatia, who is away at the African Cup of Nations.
  • Muriel will support Di Natale up front after Barreto moved to Torino following an unfortunate couple of years in Udine.

Prediction

  • Juve dropped 5 points in the first two matches of 2013, letting Napoli and Lazio close the gap at the top. However, the feeling is that the Bianconeri have planned to work hard during training at this point in the season, confident with the advantage they held prior to the break, to be on form in February for the Champions League.
  • Similarly to their last two seasons, Udinese are climbing the table at full speed after a bad start. Now Guidolin's troops must feel that the Europa League spots are a possibility once again.
  • Expect Juventus to be patient and retain ball possession and avoid conceding easy goal scoring chances to Udinese. The visitors will probably sit and wait, so the match could be a little slow in the first half, and then accelerate in the second half, especially should one of the two teams take the lead just after the break.
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Comments (3)

 
  • vucinic ruled all actions, pass master

  • vucinic 9,8?? really? with 66 percent passing accuracy? 8 x disposessed? 3 turnovers? what is this scale of evaluation worth if a goal from inside the six yard box cancels all the above?

  • Fino Alla Fine, Forza Juventus!!!!

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