Benevento vs Udinese
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Ciro Vigorito (Benevento).
Benevento finally ended their long wait for an away win by beating AC Milan last weekend. The 1-0 result certainly would have elevated Le Streghe fans, but unfortunately any joy was short-lived as they were still relegated nonetheless. Still, it was an inspiring result for the strugglers against a team who have spent big this summer, and they will be looking to build upon that as they take on Udinese this weekend.
The Zebrette losing to Crotone that same weekend actually helped send Benevento back down to Serie B. Udinese come into this game on the back of the worst losing streak in Serie A, which has seen them lose 11 in a row and Massimo Oddo sacked. It seems like a very long time ago they were on a mid-season kick, beating Inter along the way and had some wondering if they could make a push for a Europa League spot. No longer in mid-table and struggling to avoid the drop, they’ve replaced Oddo with Igor Tudor in a desperate bid to stop the rapid free-fall and right things before the end of the season.
On paper, this could represent a great chance for Udinese to get back on track but they ended up losing 2-1 to Crotone last round, so Benevento will certainly want to take advantage of that. Udinese have gone their last 12 sans a win and have picked up a measly six points since the second half of the season began.
Benevento vs Udinese: Head-to-head
- Udinese have lost their last 11 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 13 of Benevento’s last 15 home games
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Udinese’s last 4 games
- Udinese have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 11 matches
Benevento vs Udinese: Prediction
Udinese have lost 21 games in the league this season and their last 11 in a row. They have picked up just five wins on the road, so it’s really hard to see how they will come in and win this game outright. Benevento may have been relegated but are arguably the slight favorites here having beaten AC Milan, and more important, they’re playing at home where they have picked up the bulk of their points this term.
Benevento vs Udinese: Betting tips
- Over 2.5 goals at 1.80
- Benevento – WIN at 3.50.