Udinese-Juventus Betting Preview: Relentless champions to grind out another victory

Despite the Zebrette's strong home record and watertight defence, Al Hain-Cole sees value in backing Antonio Conte's men to edge things in a tight encounter at Stadio Friuli
Juventus will be looking to re-extend their lead to eight points at the top of Serie A when they travel to Stadio Friuli to take on Udinese on Monday night.

Antonio Conte's men slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Napoli in their previous away game in the league but are 8/13 (1.62) favourites with William Hill to pull off a fifth consecutive victory against these opponents.

Unbeaten in six on home turf, the Zebrette are available at 5/1 (6.00) to keep the title race interesting by recording a shock win over the runaway leaders.

The pair have only drawn six of a combined 64 league fixtures between them so far this campaign, but you can get odds of 15/4 (4.75) on them cancelling each other out this evening.

After falling to their first defeat in 24 league game at the San Paolo two weeks ago, la Vecchia Signora's reaction served to remind any doubters exactly why they look destined to collect a third consecutive Scudetto.

Without really dominating, Conte's side have collected three wins from three, including two hard-fought victories over a stubborn Olympique Lyonnais side that saw them progress serenely to the semi-finals of the Europa League.

This knack of grinding out results will certainly come in handy tonight, when they take on a home team that have conceded just twice in their last six games in front of their own fans, picking up four clean sheets in the last five.

Considering under 2.5 goals have been scored in 12 of the visitors' last 14 fixtures in all competitions, odds of 8/11 (1.73) seem extremely generous on no more than two going in against Francesco Guidolin's stubborn side.

Nevertheless, having won six of their last seven games on the road, Juventus must surely be backed at  23/10 (3.30) to come out on top against Udinese once again in a tight encounter.

Under 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 8/11 (1.73) with William Hill
Juventus to win and under 2.5 goals for a 1pt stake at 23/10 (3.30) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.