Udinese vs Genoa
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 30 March 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
Udinese have dropped back into the immediate danger zone as they struggled to cope with a very tough schedule, seeing rather convincing losses at both Juventus and Napoli in two outings ahead of the International break. They now return to Serie A as they host Genoa for their Matchday 29 and surely hope to capitalize on the rivals’ struggles to score goals on the road.
Indeed, Genoa have beaten Juventus 2-0 in their last outing, shocking the Italian dominants with goals from Stefano Sturaro and Goran Pandev, but this only ended a very underwhelming streak against the bottom of the table rivals. They’ve seen out goalless draws against Chievo, Frosinone, and suffered a narrow 1-0 loss at Parma, which will be a lot more worrying for the travelling fans with such goalscoring woes on the road. Rossoblu failed to find the net in three of their five trips since Boxing Day and ending such a streak will be a crucial task for Cesare Prandelli and his men.
Udinese vs Genoa: Head-to-head
Udinese snatched a 2-2 draw in Genoa this term, levelling the score twice through Kevin Lasagna and Rodrigo de Paul.
Bianconeri thus extended a five-game unbeaten streak in head-to-head clashes going back almost three years.
Genoa last beat the rivals in February 2016, securing the home points in a thriller 2-1 win.
Rossoblu failed to find the net in three of the last four head-to-head clashes against Udinese.
Udinese vs Genoa: Prediction
We will now back Udinese to build on such records and emphasize Genoa’s unpredictable spell of form with all three points at Dacia Arena. They’ve been very solid here lately and we hope to see them building on the positives, as we go for a Home win at 2.50 – which could very well prove overpriced.
However, Genoa have still been very solid at the back and we expect a strong challenge at Dacia Arena on the day. We will thus go for a low-scoring contest and Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.53, which does feel like a banker bet after seeing Udinese enjoy their share of such clashes in front of the home crowd here.
Udinese vs Genoa: Bet Tips
Away win @ 2.50 (6/4)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15).