Juventus will travel to Udinese aiming to move another step closer themselves a ninth consecutive Serie A title.
The Italian giants got back to winning ways against Lazio in their previous outing, after two draws and a defeat leading into their last clash.
Udinese, on the other hand, will look to safeguard their place in the Serie A for next season. The match will be live in India.
Where they stand in the Serie A table
Juventus lead the Serie A table with 80 points, six ahead of second-placed Atalanta. With four matches remaining, Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. are just four points away from putting the title beyond reach.
Having lost 16 games this season so far, Udinese sits 16th in the table with 36 points - not in immediate relegation trouble, but keen to put all doubt away.
Likely starting line-ups
Udinese predicted starting XI: Juan Musso, Rodrigo Becao, Sebastien De Maio, Bram Nuytinck, Jens Stryger Larsen, Rodrigo De Paul, Seko Fofana, Marvin Zeegelaar, Ken Sema, Ilija Nestorovski, Kevin Lasagna
Juventus predicted starting XI: Wojciech Szczęsny, Juan Cuadrado, Matthijs De Ligt, Daniele Rugani, Alex Sandro, Rodrigo Bentancur, Blaise Matuidi, Adrien Rabiot, Douglas Costa, Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo
Injury updates and team news
Hosts Udinese will be without the services of midfielder Walace Souza Silva, who picked up a shoulder injury in their loss to Napoli and Ken Sema is expected to replace him in the middle of the park.
Apart from that, Udinese’s injury list includes Lukasz Teodorczyk, Mato Jajalo, Rolando Mandragora and Sebastian Prodl.
Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has a selection headache at the back prior to their trip to Udinese. With Leonardo Bonucci suspended for the fixture for his 10th yellow card of the season, and Giorgio Chiellini and Merih Demiral out injured, the Old Lady might have to seek a makeshift option.
Apart from them, Federico Bernardeschi remains suspended as well while Mattia De Sciglio and Sami Khedira continue to remain injured.
Udinese vs Juventus head-to-head
Juventus have faced Udinese 91 times in the Serie A with the Italian giants winning on 62 occasions and losing 12 times.
The last time these two sides clashed was in Coppa Italia’s round of 16, which Juventus had comprehensively won 4-0. The reverse fixture in Turin also saw the Old Lady winning 3-1.
Juventus will be favourites in the upcoming fixture with their last defeat to Udinese coming in the 2015-16 season.
Players to watch out for
Kevin Lasagna remains Udinese’s biggest hope going into the fixture with the centre forward scoring 10 goals so far. Attacking midfielder Rodrigo de Paul has also been influential for the club with seven goals alongside midfield general Seko Fofana, who has seven assists this season.
While Juventus have several goal scorers in Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Douglas Costa, Cristiano Ronaldo remains the most prolific one.
Having equalled Ciro Immobile in the goal tally (30) for the season, the Portuguese international needs just one more to become Juventus’ highest ever scorer (31) in a single Serie A campaign – joining Felice Borel.
Where to watch Udinese vs Juventus live
The match between Udinese and Juventus will take place on July 23, with kick-off scheduled for 11 pm in India and will be broadcast live on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD. The match will be streamed live on Sony Liv.