Udinese vs Bologna
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 3 March 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
A huge tension is expected in and around Dacia Arena on Sunday afternoon when Udinese take on Bologna in a true relegation six-pointer. The hosts come into the match in a better position as they sit 16th with a four-point advantage on 18th-placed Bologna.
Zebrette escaped on a four-point gap between them and the red zone thanks to a narrow 1-0 victory over the rock-bottomed Chievo seven days go. It was not the best of performances they produced in this season, but substitute Lukasz Teodorczyk managed to bag the only goal of the game five minutes from time converting the penalty.
Can Davide Nicola’s men build on such win and claim salvation points here against direct relegation rivals Bologna?
Udinese vs Bologna: Head-to-head
Udinese lead the head to head tie by four wins ahead of 38th encounter with I Rossoblu.
Zebrette earned the domestic double over I Rossoblu via two narrow wins in the previous term of Serie A.
Bologna, however, came on top when teams met each other this season at Renato Dall’Ara (2-1 in late-September last year).
Udinese vs Bologna: Prediction
Bologna had a very tough schedule in the last couple of weeks which saw them play the likes of Roma and Juventus in successive rounds. Nevertheless, we have to mention they grew in form significantly under the new manager Sinisa Mihajlovic.
They previously claimed four points from matches against Inter (a huge 0-1 win at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Mihajlovic’s debut on the bench) and Genoa (a 1-1 draw at home). I Rossoblu produced solid displays against both Roma (a 2-1 loss at Olimpico) and Juventus (a 0-1 defeat at Renato Dall’Ara) as well.
Udinese found goals hard to come by in recent fixtures and we feel they might struggle for creativity past the highly-improved defense of Bologna. You can back Over 5-5 bookings in the match as we expect a huge battle in such an important relegation six-pointer. Under 2.5 goals FT is a banker based on everything written above, while you can also go with Bologna to keep a clean sheet at 2.75.
Udinese vs Bologna: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15)
Bologna to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75 (7/4).