Udinese vs Chievo
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
Both Udinese and Chievo are struggling badly coming into Sunday’s tie at Dacia Arena. The hosts took only one point from past four league matches to drop down to 16t place. They are now only one point above danger area and need a result here against the rock-bottomed Chievo.
I Gialloblu sit lone at the very foot of the league ladder. They are as many as nine points away from the safe zone. There are 15 games left to play before the end of the season, but it’s really hard to predict Chievo’s salvation given their dreadful run of form.
The visitors have the weakest defensive record in the entire league as they shipped 47 goals in 23 matches so far. They were particularly easy to break down in the most recent period. The team led by Domenico Di Carlo allowed 12 goals in last four league outings (three per game).
Udinese vs Chievo: Head-to-head
Draw was the most frequent of outcomes in the history of this match-up.
It happened 14 times in 35 games.
Udinese won 12 and lost 9 of remaining 21 ties.
Three of past four H2H encounters saw fewer than three goals scored.
Udinese claimed a 0-2 victory when they visited Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi in late-September last year.
Udinese vs Chievo: Prediction
Both teams were generally struggling to keep things quiet at the back of late, but we still don’t expect a goal fest given the importance of the match as well as the fact neither of two outfits showed a particularly strong attacking form this season.
Zebrette notched only 10 goals in 12 home outings, while Chievo bagged only 8 goals in 11 away fixtures in this term of Serie A. Furthermore, three of last four head to head encounters saw the Under 2.5 goals FT option “coming in”.
A low-scoring draw is thus what we are expecting from this affair.
Udinese vs Chievo: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5).