Juventus will win the Serie A title if they beat Udinese tonight. It would be their ninth successive Scudetto, which would be a new record for most consecutive title wins ever in one of Europe’s top five leagues and would be the longest current run of any side in Europe.
Following Inter Milan’s goalless draw with Fiorentina last night, the table-toppers need just one more win to be crowned champions, thanks in-part to their superior head-to-head record against both second-placed Atalanta and Antonio Conte’s side in third.
They will once again look to Cristiano Ronaldo for inspiration after his two quickfire goals were enough to see off once title-challengers Lazio last time out.
The Portuguese superstar has incredibly scored or assisted a goal in 18 of his last 19 Serie A matches and needs just one goal to equal Felice Borel’s 31-goal record for the most goals scored by a Juventus player in a single Serie A campaign: a record which has stood since 1933-34.
Juventus have stuttered on their travels in recent weeks with three defeats in their last seven. Udinese, however, are in similarly poor form on their own turf having not won any of their last seven matches at the Friuli.
Their key performer this season has been goalkeeper Juan Musso who leads the way for clean sheets in the division, level on 12 with AC Milan starlet Gianluigi Donnarumma.
History sides with the Old Lady ahead of this evening. In the 45 meetings between the sides in Udine, the visitors have won 27, drawing 13 and losing just five.
They are also unbeaten in their last eight Serie A games against Udinese, scoring an impressive 24 goals in the process.
Udinese have lost more games (62) and conceded more goals (192) against Juventus in Serie A than they have against any other opponent.
Paulo Dybala has been involved in 13 goals (seven goals and six assists) against tonight’s opponents during his Serie A career, which is more than he has contributed against any other side.
Despite conceding just 36 goals in the 34 league games so far this season, this is Juventus’ worst defensive campaign since 2010/11.
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