Udinese vs Cagliari
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 21 December 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Friuli (Udine).
With the W-D-L record of 4-3-9, Udinese are 17th, two points above the pit and they will be hoping to take down high-flying Sardinians before the mid-season break.
Udinese vs Cagliari: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (38 games): Udinese 21 wins, Cagliari 10 wins, 7 Draws.
- Udinese have 13-4-2 home record vs Il Sardi.
- Both teams have scored in 4 of the last 6 head-to-head duels.
- Four of their last six meetings had over 2.5 goals.
- Udinese have won both last season’s games (2-0h, 2-1a)
Udinese vs Cagliari: Predicted Starting Lineups
Udinese (3-5-2): Musso – De Maio, Troost-Ekong, Nuytinck – Ter Avest, Fofana, Mandragora, de Paul, Stryger Larsen – Okaka, Lasagna
Cagliari (4-3-1-2): Rafael – Cacciatore, Klavan, Pisacane, Pellegrini – Oliva, Cigarini, Ionita – Nainggolan – Simeone, Joao Pedro
Udinese vs Cagliari: Prediction
The Zebrette find themselves flirting with relegation zone following a defeat to Juventus (1-3), their third in last five league matches. Luca Gotti’s men are leaking goals again, especially in the first half, as both Lazio and Bianconeri bagged three before the break.
With the W-D-L record of 4-3-9, Udinese are 17th, two points above the pit and they will be hoping to cause an upset against high-flying Sardinians before the mid-season break.
Udinese have recorded three wins, two draws and three defeats at Friuli this season, scoring 0.63 goals per game and shipping 1.13. 73% of their points have been earned at home and they held Napoli to a 1-1 draw in their latest home fixture.
Samir is out with an injury, Jajalo and Sema are doubtful to make it.
Cagliari’s historic thirteen-game unbeaten run came to an end as they fell to a heartbreaking 1-2 loss to Lazio after conceding two goals in the stoppages.
Following Roma’s win over SPAL, Rolando Maran’s side are now out of the top four, three points behind Giallorossi and, perhaps more importantly, five points clear of Europa League chasing pack. They have one more team to face before the transfer window opens.
The Sardinians logged three wins and four draws on the road this season, netting 1.71 goals per match, whilst conceding a goal per bout.
Birsa, Castro, Pavoletti, Cragno and Ceppitelli are on the sidelines, first-choice goalie Olsen and influental midfielder Nandez are suspended.
I’m loving the BTTS – Yes bet here, even with Udinese’s dreadful numbers.
The hosts have bagged at least one goal in four of the six games under Luca Gotti and they tend to do well against Cagliari at Friuli. The visiting side have conceded two goals or more in last five league matches and scored two goals in each of their last three away games.
As for my second bet, I will take Over 1 (Asian Total) in the first half since Zebrette are prone to conceding early goals against attacking sides I expect to see an aggressive, hungry Cagliari from the get-go.
Udinese vs Cagliari: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 1.75
First Half Goal Line – Over 1 (Asian Total) @ 1.98.