Udinese vs Sassuolo
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 12 January 2020
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Friuli (Udinese)
The Zebrette have the opportunity to land third consecutive league win when they entertain shorthanded Sassuolo on Sunday.
Udinese vs Sassuolo: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (12 games): Udinese 3 wins, Sassuolo 4 Wins, 5 Draws.
- Udinese are on a five-game winless streak against Sassuolo at Friuli.
- On average 1.67 goals have been scored per game in their meetings at this venue.
- Zebrette and Neroverdi played out two draws last season.
- Both teams have scored in last three H2H duels at this ground.
Udinese vs Sassuolo: Match Preview
The Zebrette claimed back-to-back wins for the first time this season with a narrow victory over Lecce in the previous round. Despite an atrocious goal difference of minus fourteen, Udinese are having a rather decent campaign with 21 points on the board.
With the win-draw-loss record of 6-3-9, Udine-based outfit are 13th on the Serie A ladder, seven points clear of relegation-threatened Brescia.
Luca Gotti’s men have registered four wins, two draws and three losses at Friuli, netting 0.78 goals per game and conceding 1.11 in return. They’ve beaten Cagliari 2-1 in their latest home fixture.
Everyone bar Samir (10 games, 0 goals) are fit.
Sassuolo suffered their second consecutive league loss as they fell to a 1-2 defeat to last-placed Genoa. Even though they were rather unlucky in this one as VAR disallowed Filip Djuricic’s goal at 1-1 scoreline, it has to be said that Roberto De Zerbi’s side struggles big-time in last 10 minutes of the games as they suffered five late defeats this season.
Reggio Emilia side are 14th in the standings, two point behind their next opponent.
The visiting side have two wins, three draws and four defeats away from MAPEI Stadium, averaging 1.22 goals scored per bout, whilst allowing 1.44. They were riding a five-game unbeaten streak on the road prior to defeat at Luigi Ferraris.
The Neroverdi will be without several important players as Chiricheș (4 games, 0 goals), Marlon (14/0) and Defrel (8/1) are on the sidelines; Duncan (13/1) is considered doubtful, whilst Locateli (14/0) and main creative force Domenico Berardi (14/8) are suspended.
Udinese vs Sassuolo: Predicted Starting Lineups
Udinese (3-5-2): Musso – De Maio, Troost-Ekong, Nuytinck – Stryger Larsen, Fofana, Mandragora, De Paul, Sema – Okaka, Lasagna.
Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Consigli – Kyriakopoulos, Ferrari, Romagna, Toljan – Obiang, Magnanelli – Djuricic, Boga, Traore – Caputo.
Udinese vs Sassuolo: Prediction
Udinese are high on confidence and they surely fancy their chances against shorthanded guests on Sunday. I’m willing to back them to land their third win on the trot, but to be safer, I’ll pick them in DNB market with acceptable odds.
As for my second bet, I’m going with Under 2.5 goals here. Less than three goals have been scored in 67 percent of Udinese home games and head-to-head trends at Friuli fully support that pick. Good luck!
Udinese vs Sassuolo: Betting Tips
Udinese Draw-No-Bet @ 1.67
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00.