Udinese vs Hellas Verona: Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16 February 2020
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Friuli (Udine)
Luca Gotti’s troops will be hoping to put an end to the Hellas Verona’s unbeaten run which stretches back to December.
Udinese vs Verona: Match Preview
The Zebrette have ended their four-game losing run across competitions with a 1-1 draw against second-to-last Brescia at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti. Luca Gotti’s men were unlucky not to score against Parma and Inter, but they finally got that much needed goal at the death to snatch a road point.
The Friuliani’s recent form (2W, 1D, 3L) mirrors their season as they’re sitting at fifteenth place, six points off of relegation-threatened sides. They will be eager to get back on winning ways when they entertain Verona on Sunday.
Udinese have recorded five wins, two draws and four defeats at this venue, averaging 0.91 goals whilst conceding 1.09 per match. They have earned eight points from their last five home fixtures.
Hellas Verona, on the other hand, are enjoying an excellent season under Toni Juric as they leapfrogged Cagliari to move into sixth spot in the Serie A standings. The Scaligers have extender their unbeaten streaks in the league to eight games following a heroic comeback win over table-toppers, Juventus.
With 34 points to their name, the newcomers are just two point clear of tenth-placed AC Milan and five points off of Roma.
On the road, Verona have posted three wins, four draws and four losses, netting a goal per match on average while shipping Udinese’s numbers – 1.09 goals per bout. Three of their last five road games have failed to produce a winner.
Udinese vs Hellas Verona: Team News & Probable Lineups
Sebastian Prodl (0 games – 0 goals) has joined Samir (10/0) on the treatment table.
Udinese (3-5-2): Musso – Becao, Troost-Ekong, Nuytinck – Stryger Larsen, Fofana, Mandragora, De Paul, Sema – Okaka, Lasagna
Ivan Juric won’t be able to count on Eddy Salcedo (9/1); Danzi (1/0) is questionable.
Hellas Verona (3-4-2-1): Silvestri – Rrahmani, Kumbulla, Gunter – Faraoni, Amrabat, Miguel Veloso, Lazovic – Zaccagni, Verre – Di Carmine
Udinese vs Verona Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (17 games): Udinese 7 Wins, Hellas Verona 4 Wins, 6 Draws.
- Udinese have won five of their eight home matches against the Scaligers.
- At least three goals have been scored in seven of the eight outings at Friuli.
- Both teams have scored in five of the eight H2H clashes at this venue.
- The two sides played out a 0-0 draw in Verona on Matchday 5.
Udinese vs Verona Prediction
The hosts have been performing relatively decent despite poor results of late, but they’re struggling big-time in the final third. That trend should continue against the league’s fourth-best defence. Therefore, I will take Under 2.5 here.
Both sides are underish. Less than three goals have been scored in 64 percent of Udinese’s matches at Stadio Friuli whilst the same bet landed in 8 of Verona’s 11 road matches.
I will also follow my 1-1 scoreline hunch and pick a Draw at FT.
Udinese vs Verona Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.71
Draw @ 3.33.