Udinese vs Atalanta
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
Atalanta will hope to end a two-loss thread on Sunday afternoon when they are to play Udinese away at Dacia Arena in the 15th round of Serie A. La Dea have generally been playing hot and cold ever since the start of the season. They enjoyed a splendid three-win thread before losing last two league outings to Empoli and Napoli.
The team led by Gianpiero Gasperini play ultra-attacking football this term. Each of last six games they played saw at least three goals scored. Can we expect the continuation of such high-scoring trend when they come face to face with Zebrette?
The story is completely opposite with the hosts whose last two Serie A fixtures saw the total of a single goal scored. Udinese appointed Davide Nicola as the new head coach in November. The Italian manager clearly did a special effort on improving team’s defensive line as Zebrette kept their net untouched in back-to-back outings with Roma and Sassuolo in past two rounds.
Udinese vs Atalanta: Head-to-head
- Udinese lead the head to head tie by seven wins ahead of their 44th encounter with La Dea.
- Both teams scored in five of last six head to head matches.
- Zebrette were quite dominant in H2H games in front of the home crowd where they won 13, drew 4 and lost 4 of 21 against Atalanta.
Udinese vs Atalanta: Prediction
The bookies see Gasperini’s troops as 1.95 favourites to leave Udine victorious, but we don’t find the value there. La Dea were quite easy to break down of late and they will come into this off the back of subsequent defeats to Empoli and Napoli.
Furthermore, Atalanta won just 4 of 21 away matches against Udinese over the course of history. If we add that the host are unbeaten in last two league games under the new manager Davide Nicola, the value is clearly with Udinese not to lose at the 1.85 odds.
Udinese vs Atalanta: Bet Tips
Udinese or Draw @ 1.85 (17/20)
Udinese to win @ 4.00 (3/1).