Udinese vs Benevento
Italy Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Dacia Arena, Udine.
Udinese will have a decent chance to end this year in upper part of Serie A table. In order to achieve that, they will need three points at home against newcomers to the elite Benevento. Visitors have been performing really well in the opening 13 rounds, sitting in 12th place with 15 points even though expectations were slightly lower. Can they return home with one or maybe three massive points from Dacia Arena?
The most recent form is very promising, holding Lazio to a 1-1 draw and beating Genoa at home 2-0. Despite that, Zebras are labelled as favorites here at 1.85 odds. Udinese’s record at home of two wins, one draw and three losses is not looking convincing at all.
Udinese vs Benevento Head-to-head
- These two opponents have met only three times in the past, mainly because Benevento rarely play in the top flight.
- Both sides have won one duel so far, with one ending without winner.
- The most recent encounter took place in August 2018 at this stadium when Benevento eliminated Udinese from Coppa Italia. Final result was 2-1.
Udinese vs Benevento Prediction
Even though results are not idea, it is worth commending Udinese’s defense. They have conceded only 15 goals so far, which is making them sixth best in the league. Front line has underperformed though, especially Kevin Lasagna who scored only one goal. That happened last weekend in a 1-1 draw against Cagliari on the road. This is extremely low for his standards – for comparison, he bagged ten goals in the previous season.
As for their opponents, Benevento keep surprising the big dogs in Serie A. After the 1-1 draw against reigning champions Juventus, they also stopped Lazio at home on 15th December.
Last weekend The Witches were successful against Griffins, beating them 2-0 thanks to the goals of Insigne and Sau.
We are not expecting a lot of action in duel vs Udinese though. Zebras ended seven out of 12 Serie A games Under 2.5 goals and we thing this is the most appropriate option for this clash.
Udinese vs Benevento Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.72
Correct score Udinese to win 1:0 @ 6.50.