Palermo vs Udinese
Italian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 27th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stadio Renzo Barbera (Palermo).
Palermo and Udinese are two teams in the Serie A desperate for win when they face-off on Thursday night.
Palermo have managed just 6 points from their 9 matches this season and are 18th in the league table, the final relegation spot. While Udinese are 16th in the table with 10 points. The form table of both sides also represents the same story.
The four matches that Palermo played at home this season have all resulted in defeats. They also failed to score in three of them and only scored the first goal in their latest match against Torino last weekend. However, they did perform a tad better in away games as they managed a win and 3 draws from the 5 trips while losing only once.
Udinese on the other hand have ended their 5 match winless run with a 3-1 home win against Pescara last weekend. They had lost in 4 of their previous 5 matches. Two of their three wins this season had come from their 5 matches at home. They also managed a win away from home, but lost in the rest 3.
Palermo vs Udinese: Head-to-Head Stats
Palermo defeated Udinese in the two league fixtures of last season – 4-1 at home and 1-0 away. They are currently on a three match winning run over Udinese and are also unbeaten in the last four.
While Udinese’s last win over Palermo was at the Renzo Barbera, which remains to be their only win in 7 league fixtures against the same opposition.
Palermo vs Udinese: Prediction
It is hard to separate both teams on paper based on their current form. But based on head-to-head record, Palermo will go in as slight favourites. Also they have the home advantage on their side and it will be beneficial to back them on a double chance to avoid a risk.
One of the safest option for this match is to pick both teams to score. Both sides have failed to keep oppositions away from scoring so far this season. Also the last four matches between them have seen each of the teams netting at least once.
Palermo vs Udinese: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score at 1.87 (7/8)
Double Chance: Palermo or Draw at 1.55 (6/11).