Udinese vs Inter Milan
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 8th January 2017
Kick-Off: 11:30 UK/12:30 CET
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
Udinese had made dramatic improvements since Luigi Delneri took over as head-coach at the beginning of October. The Zebrette won 5, drew 3 and lost 3 from the 11 matches since then. And this run has helped them climb up to 10th place in the Serie A the table from 16th position. The went on to the Christmas break by finishing the first half of the season strongly with a four match unbeaten run which includes 3 wins and a draw.
Inter Milan are also a team that had gone similar transformation like Udinese, after Frank de Boer was sacked as head-coach on November. The new manager Stefano Pioli has picked up 4 wins and a draw from 6 matches since he took over and took them to 7th in the table.
A Champions league qualification spot by May is their target from now on. But they will have to dismantle one from Roma or Napoli, who are currently occupying the 2nd and 3rd spot in the league table respectively. Inter went into the break with a three match winning streak.
Udinese vs Inter Milan: Head-to-head stats
Inter were victorious in their last three matches against Udinese, with two of them coming at the Dacia Arena. Udinese has conceded a total of 9 goals during the period, with the heaviest defeat coming by a 4-0 margin in their last home match against Inter.
Moreover, Udinese had managed only 3 wins from their 15 home matches as Inter picked 7 wins and 5 draws during the period.
Udinese vs Inter Milan: Prediction
Judging by the way that both teams went into the Christmas break, this match has the possibility of being an evenly contested battle. However, Inter hold slight physiological advantage over their opponents due to a brilliant way record at Udine. So a high scoring match with at least 3 goals is expected here and Inter Milan could edge the win by a 1 goal margin.
Udinese vs Inter Milan: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score at (3/4) 1.75
Inter Milan to win at Evens (2.00).