Udinese vs Fiorentina
Italian Serie A
Date: Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
The 2-0 win against Crotone put Fiorentina back as contender for Europa League qualification, still they are six points behind the top six. The home win on the weekend is Viola’s fourth win on the bounce and their longest winning streak in the 2017/18 season. Yet three of those wins came at their own backyard.
Fiorentina’s away from look decent as well with the team picking up points in 7 of the last 8 via 3 wins and 4 draws. Stefano Pioli must be positive going into Tuesday’s game with their hosts coming in worst possible shape.
Udinese are sliding down the league table at the moment and things are looking bad after the team suffered their 6th loss on the bounce this Saturday. The team managed by Massimo Oddo had an excellent run between December and January when they picked up 17 points from possible 21. Mainly because of that run, the Little Zebras remain 8 points clear off the relegation zone. It is unlikely that they will be drawn into a relegation this season, it is all because of the terrible performances of the teams at the foot of the table.
Udinese vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head
Fiorentina lost just one of their last 9 meetings with Udinese in all competitions, won 6 and drew 2. However they haven’t won at Dacia Arena during the period.
None of their last 12 h2h meetings resulted in an away win.
Nine of the last 10 h2h matches recorded over 2.5 goals.
Udinese are unbeaten at home against Fiorentina in the last 6, won 4 and drew 2.
Udinese vs Fiorentina: Prediction
From the direct comparison of respective forms, Fiorentina look like heavy favorites to win this Serie A fixture straight out. However, they have a poor record at the Dacia Arena and Udinese were in similar sort of form back then as well.
This is the main reason why I pick both teams to score as our main bet. Nine of their last 10 across all venues and their last 4 Serie A meetings at the Udine saw the same. So, this is certainly the bet to bank on.
Udinese vs Fiorentina: Bet Tips
FT – Both teams to Score at 1.87 odds has the potential to be a banker.
Brave punters can back the Over 2.5 full-time goals for 2.10 odd.