Spezia vs Udinese
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021
Kick-Off at 11.30 UK
Venue: Stadio Alberto Pizzo.
Spezia and Udinese have the identical record of 4 wins, 6 draws, and 9 defeats going into their 20th round tie on Sunday morning at Stadio Alberto Pizzi.
Since the danger area is only four points away, we can say this clash has all the ingredients of a relegation six-pointer even with half a season left to play.
The hosts have been in a somewhat better shape lately. They took seven points from three matches against Napoli, Sampdoria, and Torino, before falling 4-3 away at Roma last weekend.
Vincenzo Italiano thus has plenty of reasons to be satisfied with his men’s recent displays.
Even the mentioned defeat to Roma was unlucky one as Aquilotti conceded a late stoppage-time goal to lose the point at Stadio Olimpico in the occasion.
The visitors found goals and points much tougher to come by of late. They are winless in nine consecutive Serie A outings.
If they do not turn things around soon, the relegation battle seems to be their destiny in the final part of the season.
Spezia vs Udinese Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head encounter between the two outfits.
Interestingly, Spezia have been much more successful so far, winning both of the previous clashes against Le Zebrette.
This includes a 0-2 win for Aquilotti in this season’s reverse fixture, played in late-September last year at Dacia Arena.
Spezia vs Udinese Prediction
Luca Gotti’s men are on a poor run of results but we must say their schedule has by no means the easiest out there.
Le Zebrette had to play the likes of Napoli, Sampdoria, Atalanta, and Inter in the last four league matches. They have shown massive improvements in defence, allowing no more than a single goal in the last two outings against Atalanta and Inter.
Spezia won just one of nine home matches in the league this season, scoring 10 goals along the way. We feel they might struggle to break Udinese down on Sunday.
If we add the importance of the game, and the fact that the visitors currently lack a genuine predator in the final third, we see the value in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the 1.80 odds.
As for the outcome, we find the draw as the closest of three.
Spezia vs Udinese Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80.