Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Juventus quickly recovered from a 2-1 loss to Inter, with the team recording three consecutive wins in the Serie A (Cagliari, Palermo, Empoli). The Bianconeri cemented the top position in the standings, but they can’t afford any complacency in Saturday’s football match against Udinese. Max Allegri’s troops are eyeing their 20th consecutive win at home in the Italian elite division and seeing that the Zebrette often struggle on the travels, we predict that the title holders are going to extend their winning run at Juventus Stadium. Udinese head into the game following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Sassuolo and Lazio and they are unlikely to spoil Juve’s party in Turin. In their last meeting in the Serie A Juventus rolled over Udinese 4-0 and there is every chance the reigning champions will register a routine victory over Luigi Delneri’s charges on day eight of the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign.
Highlighted Player (Gonzalo Higuain):
Widely regarded as one of the most talented strikers of his generation, Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain started his career with River Plate. A transfer to Real Madrid for €12 million in 2007 catapulted him to the top league. His six years at Madrid was capped with three La Liga titles and 107 goals in 190 appearances. Higuain became a crowd favorite at the Santiago Bernabeu and there was wide spread resentment among supporters over his transfer to Italian club Napoli in 2013 for a reported €40 million. Although he wasn’t able to win the Serie A, he carried the hopes of Napoli in 2015-16 and equaled 87-year-old record of 36 goals in a top-flight season. Higuain or El Pipita as he is fondly called has also been a regular with his country having represented Argentina at two FIFA World Cups and as many Copa America tournaments. Higuain has a great eye for the goal and his goal scoring record bears a testament to this.
Highlighted Team (Udinese):
Udinese Calcio was founded in 1986 as a part of the Societa Udinesedi Ginnastica. Until the season 1929 the club from Udine was playing in the regional divisions of Italy. In the year 1929 the club was allowed to participate in the Serie B (second highest Italian football division). In 1950 Udinese managed to reach the Serie A. After 5 years the club got downgraded back to the Serie A. After a hectic period Udinese managed to stay in the Serie A since 1995. The best performance of Udinese was in the season 1954/1955 where the club from Udine managed to end second on the table.
The only prizes that Udinese won are the Serie B title, Serie C title and the UEFA Intertoto Cup. Currently Udinese is playing their games in the Stadio Friuli. The most known nicknames for the club are Bianconeri and Zebrette.
Some very known players have ever played for Udinese such as: Bierhoff, Amoroso, Di Natale, Alexis SAnhez and Dino Zoff.