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Serie A

  • December 21, 2011
  • • 12:00 PM
  • • Stadio Communale Friuli, Udine
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
  • • Attendance: 28588

Serie A Preview: Udinese - Juventus

Serie A Preview: Udinese - Juventus

The Old Lady can make it a resounding 16 games unbeaten in the league if they avoid defeat to Francesco Guidolin's Zebrette outfit, who have a 100 percent record at home



Ferronetti, Danilo, Domizzi
Basta, Isla, Pinzi, Asamoah, Armero
Di Natale


Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini
Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio
Pepe, Matri, Giaccherini

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin will be glad to have a virtually full strength squad at his disposal, bar Mehdi Benatia, who is suspended for the encounter at the Friuli on Wednesday, and the peripheral trio of Paulo Barreto, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Andrea Coda, all of whom are doubtful.

However, the former Palermo boss is expected to make four changes to the XI that picked up a 2-2 draw at Lazio on Sunday, as Benatia, Giovanni Pasquale, Gabriel Torje and goalscorer Antonio Floro Flores are to be replaced by Maurizio Domizzi, Pablo Armero, Almen Abdi and Antonio Di Natale.

Meanwhile for Juventus, Antonio Conte is expected to revert back to his tried-and-trusted 4-3-3 that has been regularly deployed of late, and be forced to make do without forward Mirko Vucinic once more.

As a result, the personnel alterations should see Leonardo Bonucci, Arturo Vidal and Alessandro Matri come in for Paolo De Ceglie, Alessandro Del Piero and Fabio Quagliarella, who despite his goal against Novara, must settle for a place on the substitutes bench.

  • Udinese is unbeaten in four games, winning three times and drawing once.
  • It is also the only Serie A team with a 100 percent record on home soil this season.
  • In the seven games played at the Friuli thus far, Francesco Guidolin's side have conceded just twice.
  • Juventus is the only Serie A side still unbeaten this campaign, with nine wins and six draws.
  • The Old Lady have drawn their last two away fixtures, while drawing four of the last six games away from Turin.
  • Both Udinese and Juventus have kept the most clean sheets in Serie A this season, with tallies of seven and nine respectively.


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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Jan 19, 2013 Juventus 4 - Udinese 0
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Last Five Matches
May 17, 2014Udinese 3 - Sampdoria 3SR-A
May 10, 2014Verona 2 - Udinese 2SR-A
May 4, 2014Udinese 5 - Livorno 3SR-A
Apr 27, 2014Torino 2 - Udinese 0SR-A
Apr 19, 2014Udinese 1 - Napoli 1SR-A
Team News
Available Squads
1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
11Maurizio DomizziDefender
-Damiano FerronettiDefender
27Pablo ArmeroDefender
22Kwadwo AsamoahMidfielder
66Giampiero PinziMidfielder
33Mauricio IslaDefender
-Dušan BastaDefender
10Antonio Di NataleStriker
-Almen AbdiMidfielder
30Daniele PadelliGoalkeeper
26Giovanni PasqualeDefender
-Thierry DoubaiMidfielder
37Roberto PereyraMidfielder
-Diego FabbriniStriker
83Antonio Floro FloresStriker
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
21Marcelo EstigarribiaMidfielder
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
7Simone PepeMidfielder
32Alessandro MatriStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
11Paolo De CeglieDefender
23Emanuele GiaccheriniMidfielder
24Michele PazienzaMidfielder
11Eljero EliaMidfielder
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
-Alessandro Del PieroStriker

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