Udinese take on Torino in the Italian Serie A clash on Saturday afternoon, as both teams look to avoid a defeat for different reasons. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 17:00 GMT, Saturday, 30th April 2016.
Torino are 12th in the table with 42 points and a win here can help them to move up to the 10th. While the 16th placed Udinese at 38 points can distant themselves further away from the relegation zone.
Udinese are coming on the back of a 3-1 defeat at Inter Milan, while Torino have suffered consecutive defeats, the latest came at home against Sassuolo by 3-1.
- Udinese form in their last five Serie A games read 2 wins, 2 losses and a draw.
- Udinese are unbeaten in the last three games at home, with 2 wins a draw.
- Three of the last four home games of Udinese have seen over 2.5 goals.
- Torino are coming after back-to-back defeats but won three in a row prior to that.
- Torino’s last away match was a 3-2 loss at Roma, but they had won in two previous matches on the road.
- The away form of Torino from the last 5 matches read 2 wins and 3 losses.
Udinese: Team News
Udinese will be without the experienced forward Antonio Di Natale who is out with an injury.
Striker Duvan Zapata is suspended for this tie and Ryder Matos or Stipe Perica could start in his place.
Udinese: Predicted Line-up (3-5-2)
Felipe, Danilo, Heurtaux,
Adnan, Badu, Kuzmanovic, Fernandes, Widmer,
Torino: Team News
Ciro Immobile, Danilo Avelar and Joel Obi are the players missing out through injury for Torino in their trip to Udinese.
Head-coach Giampiero Ventura is expected to retain same line-up featured in the previous matches, despite his side failing to win both the matches.
Torino: Predicted Line-up (3-5-2)
Moretti, Glik, Maksimovic,
Zappacosta, Benassi, Vives, Acquah, Peres,
Udinese vs Torino: Head-to-Head
The meetings between Torino and Udinese are hard fought encounters and they share 3 wins each from their last 6 matches.
Udinese are victorious in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Torino in Serie A. They lost once during the period during the league clash in 2013-14 season.
Udinese won 1-0 in the first leg clash between the two sides at Torino on December 2015.
Udinese vs Torino: Prediction
Udinese are six points above the relegation zone and they cannot relax with three games to go. But a win here can put the worry of the drop beyond doubt.
Torino had lost two matches in a row and they will be looking to avoid a defeat here. A win could definitely improve their chances of finishing in the top half, but they are not in any sorts of pressure to do so.
Udinese have a good record at home against Torino and they will go as slight favorites for Saturday’s encounter. But I reckon, Torino is a very dangerous side and they have got what it takes to upset the odds.
This match can go either ways and there is very less chances of a draw and on current form and I predict Udinese to win this 1-0. And it is very likely that the single goal could be scored in the first half itself.
Udinese vs Torino: Bet Tips
Best Bet: Udinese to win First Half
Risky Bet: Udinese to win at Full Time to Nill