Brescia vs Udinese
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Mario Rigamonti.
With ‘Super Mario’ back in the team, Brescia will be hoping to snap their seven-game winless run against equally desperate Udinese.
Brescia vs Udinese: Match Preview
Brescia slumped to their fifteenth defeat of the campaign after Bologna claimed the points with a late goal. The Rondinele have been struggling, having lost five of their last seven league fixtures.
As a result, controversial owner Massimo Cellino sacked Eugenio Corini for the second time this season and hired former Cagliari and Penarol boss, Diego Lopez. With 15 points on the board, they’re second-to-last and four points behind currently-safe Lecce.
The Sunday’s hosts have the worst home record in the division with one win, two draws and eight defeats, averaging one goal scored per bout, but conceding two per match in return. They have picked up four points from their last five home games (1W, 1D, 3L).
Udinese have issues of their own as they succumbed to their third successive league defeat, having lost 0-2 at home to second-placed Nerazzurri. Prior to that, Luca Gotti’s men enjoyed a three-game winning run, beating the likes of Cagliari, Lecce and Sassuolo.
With the win-draw-loss record of 7-3-12, Zebrette are fifteenth in the Serie A standings, eight points above the pit.
The Friuliani have posted two wins, one draw and eight defeats on their travels this season, netting 0.82 goals per match, whilst shipping 2.09. Udinese have lost five of their last six road games.
Brescia vs Udinese: Team News & Probable Lineups
There are no injuries to report from Brescia camp, but Ernesto Torregrossa (12 games – 4 goals) is banned on yellow card accumulation.
Brescia (4-3-1-2): Joronen; Sabelli, Cistana, Chancellor, Mateju; Bisoli, Tonali, Dessena; Romulo; Ayé, Balotelli
Samir (10/0) will be evaluated before the game.
Udinese (3-5-2): Musso; Becao, Troost-Ekong, Nuytinck; Stryger Larsen, Fofana, Mandragora, De Paul, Sema; Okaka, Lasagna
Brescia vs Udinese: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (15 games): Brescia 4 Wins, Udinese 8 Wins, 3 Draws.
The Rondinelle have 2-1-4 home record against Udinese.
- On average 2.43 goals have been scored in their matches at Mario Rigamonti over the course of history.
- Less than three goals have been scored in four of their last five H2H encounters.
- Brescia have beaten Udinese 1-0 earlier in the season (Matchday 4).
Brescia vs Udinese: Prediction
A tough one to call. Brescia must improve their home form if they are to stay in the Serie A. Their top goalscorer Mario Balotelli is back in the team after serving a two-match ban and he will be looking to impress the new coach.
I have to give Rondinelle a slight edge in this one and pick them in DNB market.
This should be a tense game in which both teams will struggle to find rhythm and continuity, but I reckon we should still see two or three goals at the Mario Rigamonti, and it suits my 2-1 or 1-1 scoreline hunch.
Brescia vs Udinese: Betting Tips
Brescia Draw-No-Bet @ 1.97
2 or 3 Goals @ 1.95.