Udinese vs Frosinone
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
Udinese host fellow strugglers in what can be called a relegation six-pointer at this stage. Both teams have been struggling badly coming into this tie at Dacia Arena. The hosts fell down to 17th place and are just a single point above the red zone after losing back-to-back league fixtures to Atalanta and Inter. Frosinone also lost two in a row in the competition to stay second from bottom with just 8 points (five less than Udinese) from 16 league rounds so far.
Davide Nicola, who took charge of Udinese in November, did improve team’s defensive efforts as Zebrette shipped just one goal in three of last four games. The exception was the 1-3 home loss to Atalanta earlier this month. Zebrette were completely outplayed by Inter last time around at Giuseppe Meazza, but Nerazzurri needed a late penalty-kick goals form Mauro Icardi to seal a three-pointer at the end.
Udinese vs Frosinone: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head meeting between the two sides.
Udinese won two and lost one of past three encounters with Canarini.
Udinese vs Frosinone: Prediction
The visitors offered two dreadful showings in past two rounds. They fell 4-0 to Napoli at San Paolo before losing the home tie to Sassuolo 0-2 six days ago. It’s clear that Frosinone are struggling badly for goals of late which is why we would not be surprised to see Udine keeping things tight at the back here.
Canarini only scored 5 goals in 8 away matches this term. They lost 6, drew 1 and won 1 of 8 outings in the road in Serie A. Udinese were by no means thriving in the final third at home this season either. They notched only 5 goals in 8 home games.
The Under 2.5 goals FT looks quite attractive t 1.90 odds, while you can also try with Zebrette to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.25.
Udinese vs Frosinone: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Udinese to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).