Chievo vs Udinese
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 23 September 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
Chievo will host Udinese with the hope of picking up their first win of the season. The Flying Donkeys are last in the table due to a point’s deduction, so they are still at negative -1. That’s due to their dodgy financial accounting in order to bolster their books and stay in Serie A, where otherwise they would have been relegated had the real truth came out.
Prosecutors had hoped for a 15 point deduction, but in the end Chievo ended up with just three. In any case, the team will be looking to move past that and earn their first win of the season to finally have a positive points total – having escaped what would have meant certain relegation to Serie B.
Having drawn Roma 2-2 in their recent game, Chievo will be hoping to take advantage of Udinese’s struggles on the road. So far the Zebrette have drawn with Parma, who are back in the top flight for the first time in several seasons and narrowly lost 1-0 to Fiorentina.
However, they have a good record against Chievo, where they have lost just one of their last 11 meetings with the Flying Donkeys away across all competitions and have picked up five points from their opening games so far.
That being said, Chievo have lost just two of their last eight home games and will be desperate for a result to try to climb out of the bottom of the table.
Chievo vs Udinese: Head-to-head statistics
- Udinese have failed to win 9 of their last 10 away matches
- However, Udinese are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 away matches against Chievo in all competitions
- Still, Chievo are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Chievo across all comps
Chievo vs Udinese: Prediction
Udinese have failed to win nine of their last ten away games, but have a good record against Chievo.
Still, the Flying Donkeys put on a good show against Roma to earn a 2-2 draw and playing at home, will have even more impetus to get a good result.
The two sides could end up cancelling each other out, as Fiorentina did have to work hard to earn their 1-0 win over Udinese, showing that slowly that surely the Zebrette are starting to find their way.
Chievo vs Udinese: Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals at 7/10 (1.70)
Udinese or Draw – Double chance at 2/5 (1.40).