Udinese vs Genoa
2017/18 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
Udinese have started off badly but they have a good chance to bounce back as they’re hosting Genoa. The Grifone have an awful away record, as was shown last season, which saw then lose nearly 75% of their road fixtures. Meanwhile, the Zebrette have zero points from their first two games, including a surprise home defeat to Chievo followed by an away defeat to SPAL and they will be desperate to make amends in front of their home crowd on Sunday.
The Grifone have been in crisis since the start of the year. Although they took an early lead against Juventus, they collapsed and ended up losing 4-2. That means they’ve picked up one point from their first two games and so Udinese could jump ahead of them by earning all three in this fixture. It’s still early enough they can get back on track, and despite the fact that Genoa are slightly ahead, Udinese have done pretty well at home, especially against teams in the bottom half of the table.
In fact, last season, Genoa lost all but one of their 13 away games against teams who finished 13th or higher in the table, including Udinese. By contrast, Udinese earned all 18 points out of 18 against the teams who finished in the last six, including Genoa, who not only failed to score in five out of their last six away games, but also failed to win those last six as well.
Udinese vs Genoa: Head-to-head statistics
- Genoa have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 away matches
- Genoa have failed to win their last 6 away matches
- At home Udinese have a record of 12 wins, six draws, and five losses to Genoa
Udinese vs Genoa: Prediction
Although Udinese have had their issues, they should have enough to earn a narrow win over the Grifone to get back on track after a rough start to the season.
Udinese vs Genoa: Betting tips
- Udinese – WIN at 11/8 (2.38)
- Under 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73).