Udinese vs Fiorentina: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Italy – Serie A
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Friuli (Udine).
15th-placed Zebrette, winless in seven games across competitions, welcome Fiorentina to the Stadio Friuli on Saturday.
Udinese vs Fiorentina: Match Preview
The Friuliani will host Viola behind closed doors due to Coronavirus outbreak in the northern Italy. Udinese extended their winless run across competitions to seven games following yet another draw, their third on the trot.
This time around, Luca Gotti’s troops shared the spoils with injury-hit Bologna (1-1) at the Renato Dall’Ara. The Zebrette, currently occupying fourteenth place in the standings, have picked up six points from their last six league matches.
Udinese have posted five wins, three draws and four losses in their own backyard, averaging dreadful 0.83 goals scored per match, whilst shipping a goal per bout. They played out a goalless draw with Hellas Verona in their latest home game.
La Viola arrive at Stadio Friuli on the back of a well-deserved 1-1 draw against Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan.
With two wins, two draws and two losses in their previous six Serie A outings, Fiorentina are sitting twelfth in the recent form table, and thirteenth overall, two points ahead of their next opponents and ten points adrift of Europa League-chasing sides, led by sixth-placed Napoli.
Beppe Iachini’s side have registered theee wins, five draws and five defeats away from Artemio Franchi this season, netting and allowing 1.58 goals per match on average. Viola have taken seven points from their last five away games (2W, 1D, 2L).
Udinese vs Fiorentina: Team News & Probable Lineups
Sebastian Prodl (0/0) is doubtful for this one.
Udinese (5-3-2): Musso – Sema, Nuytinck, Ekong, Becao, Larsen – Fofana, Mandragora, De Paul – Lasagna, Okaka
Mister Iachini won’t be able to count on injured duo Kouame (11/5) and Franck Ribery (11/2); Dalbert Henrique (21/0) is banned on yellow card accumulation.
Fiorentina (3-5-2): Dragowski – Milenkovic, Pezzella, Caceres- Lirola, Duncan, Badelj, Castrovilli, Igor – Chiesa, Cutrone
Udinese vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (48 games): Udinese 14 Wins, Fiorentina 25 Wins, 9 Draws.
- Udinese have 12-6-6 record at Friuli vs Viola.
- Fiorentina have won five of the last six head-to-head meetings.
- Udinese are on a seven-game winless run against Fiorentina.
- The Florence-based outfit beat Zebrette 1-0 in the reverse fixture.
Udinese vs Fiorentina: Prediction
The visitors are in better shape at the moment and definitely the better side on paper, but they’re too inconsistent for my taste. So, instead of plain away win I will back them in safer, draw-no-bet market.
Lastly, I will go for more goals to be scored in the second half as 64 percent of goals in Udinese’s home games have been scored after the break and the same bet landed in eight of the last twelve Fiorentina’s road matches.
Udinese vs Fiorentina: Betting Tips
Fiorentina Draw-No-Bet @ 1.74
Half With Most Goals – 2nd Half @ 2.05.