Udinese vs Brescia
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Friuli (Udine).
Udinese were bursting with confidence after their season-opening win against Milan, but that was short-lived, as they lost two games on the trot.
Igor Tudor’s team was unable to contain Inter with ten men as Rodrigo De Paul got sent off for slapping Antonio Candreva on the back of the head. They have a chance to bounce back on Saturday when they welcome Brescia at Friuli. Ter Avest, Troost-Ekong and Okaka are injured and De Paul is suspended.
After being involved in two tight games against Cagliari (1-0) and AC Milan (0-1), Brescia played out a 7-goal thriller vs Bologna at Stadio Mario Rigamonti. ‘La Leonessa’ lost 3-4 despite the 3-1 lead at half-time.
Daniele Dessena got the second yellow card for diving just three minutes after the break, and that had a massive impact on the result. Alfredo Donnarumma proved, once again, that he can score goals in Serie A. Ndoj, Magnani, Martella, Torregrossa are injured, and Dessena and Balotelli are suspended.
Udinese vs Brescia: Head to Head
- Overall Stats: Udinese 8 wins, Brescia 3 wins, 3 draws.
- Udinese have played five games vs Brescia at Friuli and they have a positive record of 4 wins, 2 draws and a loss.
- We have seen two goals or less of five of the last eight meetings between these two.
- Their latest outing at this venue happened back in 2001, and it was a goal-less affair.
Udinese vs Brescia: Predicted Starting Lineups
Udinese (3-5-2): Musso – D.Maio, Samir, Becao – Sema, Larsen, Jajalo, Mandragora, Fofana, Lasagna, Pussetto.
Brescia (4-3-1-2): Joronen – Mateju, Sabelli, Cistana, Chancellor – Tonali, Bisoli, Romulo – Spalek – Aye, Donnarumma.
Udinese vs Brescia: Prediction
Udinese will be without Rodrigo De Paul against Brescia, Hellas Verona and Bologna. The Argentine International is hands-down their best player. With a win-draw-lose record of 8-5-6 at Friuli last season, Udinese should still win this one against confidence-crushed Brescia side.
I’ll back Kevin Lasagna to score for the hosts. The 27-year old forward has netted 18 goals for Udinese in past two seasons, and already bagged one vs Parma. He will be their main man on Saturday.
Udinese vs Brescia: Bet Tips
Udinese To Win @ 2.00
Kevin Lasagna to score Anytime @ 2.50.