Udinese vs Atalanta
Italy Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: Dacia Arena, Udine.
The only Serie A match during the mid-week is happening at Dacia Arena where discouraged and completely out of form Udinese welcomes Atalanta. Hosts haven’t secured one single victory in the last seven domestic appearances, which made them slip to 15th place and get heavily involved into the relegation battle.
The Zebras have improved in terms of efficiency, managing to score at least one goal in five out of last six outings, but back line has to follow in terms of performances. Their opponents Atalanta surprisingly ended one hell of a streak (4 wins in a row) last weekend with a goalless draw at home against Genoa. Still, squad from Bergamo is the favourite here, priced at 1.75 odds.
Udinese vs Atalanta Head-to-head
There was total of 47 head to head encounters between these two opponents in the past. Udinese have a narrow 18-15 lead in terms of victories.
Recent stats are going in favour of Atalanta though, as they won the last five meetings.
Last season’s clash at this venue was won by La Dea 3-2 thanks to goals of Muriel and Zapata.
Udinese vs Atalanta Prediction
Unlike majority of lower table teams this season, Udinese are collecting very low number of points at Dacia Arena. At the moment their stats here are two wins, one draw, and five losses.
The Zebras have managed to score only six goals in those eight performances. Team has played well in Genoa last week against Sampdoria, having the 1-0 lead all until 67th minute thanks to the goal of De Paul. Later on, defense made some capital mistakes and eventually lost the match 1-2.
As for their opposition, Atalanta are currently sitting in 6th place with 32 points, and some would say this team has not given up on title hopes just yet. Potential victory on Wednesday would propel them to 3rd place, so stakes are high.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s squad defeated Sassuolo, Parma, Benevento and Cagliari in 2021 already. We will back them to take all three points in Udine. High-scoring affair is also expected.
Udinese vs Atalanta Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.75
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.66.