Udinese vs Bologna Prediction & Match Preview

Udinese vs Bologna
Coppa Italia
Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Friuli (Udine).

Bologna eased past Pisa (3-0) in the previous round of the Coppa Italia and they come to this game on the back of a massive 2-1 victory away to Napoli that ended their dreadful run.

Udinese vs Bologna: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Overall Stats (39 games): Udinese 18 wins, Bologna 12 wins, 9 Draws.
  • The Zebrette have 10-6-4 all-time home record vs Veltri.
  • Udinese have won last four head-to-head encounters at this venue.
  • Both teams have scored in two of their last three meetings.
  • At least three goals have been scored in four of their last six outings.

Udinese vs Bologna: Prediction

The Udine-based outfit progressed to 4th round of the Coppa Italia by defeating Serie C side Sudtirol (3-1) prior to opening game of the season vs AC Milan.

A lot of things happened since then; mostly bad. Udinese are in poor form at the moment with only one victory in last six games and they fell to a heavy defeat to Lazio in their most recent league fixture.

Luca Gotti’s men have 4-1-3 record at Friuli across competitions and massive issues in the final third, averaging just 0.88 goals scored per game in their own backyard, whilst shipping a goal per bout.

Bologna eased past Pisa (3-0) in the previous round of the Coppa and they come to this game on the back of a massive 2-1 victory away at Napoli that ended their dreadful run.

The Veltri will be looking to build on that win and make amends for the narrow loss at Friuli on Matchday 6, when Stefano Okaka scored the sole goal and the winner for the Zebrette.

Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side have recorded three wins, two draws and four defeats on their travels in all competitions since August, scoring and conceding goals at the same rate – 1.56 per match.

The Wednesday’s hosts haven’t had a good Cup run since season 13/14 when they reached semi-finals and lost to Fiorentina. Udinese already made progress comparing to last year, when Benevento stopped them from reaching 4th round of the competition.

Bologna are no strangers to early exits either as they lost plenty of games vs lower league sides over the years. They looked solid last year, though, when they reached the Round of 16.

Coppa Italia usually brings goals and I will go with that, and pick the team more depth and that is, in my humble opinion, a visiting side.

Fringe players on both teams will get their minutes and the likes of Skov Olsen and Mattia Destro can easily decide this tie.

Udinese vs Bologna: Betting Tips

  • Over 2.25 goals (Asian Total) @1.83
  • Bologna Draw-No-Bet @1.93