Udinese vs AC Milan
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 4 November 2018
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK,
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
After a long wait, Milan finally got to play their much delayed make-up game against Genoa that was supposed to be played on matchday one.
Unfortunately, it had been abruptly cancelled due to the Ponte Morandi collapse, but the Rossoneri secured a 2-1 win over the Grifone thanks to a fortunate late goal and now have jumped from the bottom half of the table into fourth spot.
That marked a second straight win over a team from Genoa, after beating Sampdoria 3-2 just a few days prior, and now they have a good chance to pick up another three points as they take on struggling Udinese.
The Zebrette will be desperate for a much needed win. They have picked up just one victory in their last nine fixtures against bottom-placed side Chievo and come into this game having ended that bad run by drawing 2-2 with Genoa.
Meanwhile, Milan ended their own bad run by beating Genoa. Prior to that, they had lost to Inter in the Milan derby and then saw their unbeaten run in the Europa League end as they were beaten 2-1 by Real Betis.
But by beating Sampdoria and Genoa, Gennaro Gattuso has been given a bit more breathing room – at least for now.
That being said, there’s still room for improvement, especially when it comes to fixing some issues at the back.
Milan have still not sorted themselves out defensively, and matched a rather dubious record by conceding against Genoa midweek.
Since 1933, the Rossoneri have not conceded in every single Serie A game – at least until now – and that’s something Udinese, despite their struggles, will look to exploit at the Dacia Arena.
Udinese vs AC Milan: Head-to-head statistics
- Milan have won just one of their last six trips to Udine (L4 D1)
- Udinese have lost their last three home games
Udinese vs AC Milan: Prediction
Milan are just one of a few teams in Europe’s “big 5” leagues to keep a clean sheet this season, and so Udinese really have a great chance to grab at least a goal here.
Although they’re in bad form at the moment, Milan have struggled at this ground. The Zebrette could actually nick a point, especially with injuries piling up for Milan and the Europa League coming up.
Udinese vs AC Milan: Betting tips
Udinese double chance at 1.90
Over 2.5 goals at 2.00