Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Juventus will look to recover from a 1-0 loss to Milan when they face Udinese at Dacia Arena in the last game of the season. Juve are eager to book their place in the Europa League and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s clash. Even though UEFA could ban the Bianconeri from participating in European competitions next season, we are positive that Max Allegri’s troops will take this match seriously. All Nicolo Fagioli, Paul Pogba, and Mattia De Sciglio are sidelined with injuries, while Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic is a major doubt.
The Zebrette, on the other hand, are on a three-game losing run in the Italian top flight. Since Udinese suffered a dip in form, we are tempted to put our money on “The Old Lady”. To make things even worse for the home side, defender Marvin Zeegelaar is banned for the match, while all Kingsley Ehizibue, Enzo Ebosse, and Gerard Deulofeu miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Angel di Maria):
Angel Di Maria is a professional footballer who played for Argentine side Rosario Central at the start of his senior career. The left-footed winger is very quick on the ball and he often makes life difficult for opposition defenders. After playing for Benfica between 2007 and 2010, the Argentine superstar signed for Real Madrid on 28 June, 2010 for a fee of €25 million + €11 million in bonuses.
Despite impressing with los Blancos in the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, the club chiefs decided to sell him to Manchester United on 26 August, 2014. Di Maria was playing below expectations at Old Trafford and he scored three goals in 27 league games for the Red Devils.
In 2015 he moved to Paris Saint-Germain and he scored 10 goals in 29 league appearances for les Parisiens in the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign. In 2014 he won the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid and that is considered the biggest success of his career. Angel Di Maria was born in Rosario on 14 February, 1988.
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.