Serie A Match Preview: Udinese vs. Hellas Verona

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Updated: January 3, 2014
AS Livorno Calcio v Udinese Calcio - Serie A

Match Date: 06 January 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Stadio Friuli

 

Udinese

Plagued by inconsistency, Udinese will have to deal patiently with the direction they chose to go through. Currently ranked in the league table’s bottom half, the side should be more cautious in their next battles. Their Serie A form is not exposing good flavor especially that they incurred more defeats than what they could afford. Their record stands at W6-D2-L9, with 17 goals scored and 22 conceded.

 

Coach Francesco Guidolin may exploit his men’s ability to attack set pieces to its fullest, but that would still not suffice their intention to get more points. They are quite weak in finishing scoring chances, although their skills in protecting the lead could compensate for this. In the defense, Bianconeri lack enough faculties to protect themselves against counter attacks and long shots from their opponents.

 

Hellas Verona

Their past six matches in the Italian top-tier football yielded a confusing form. Their battles against Genoa, Fiorentina, and Chievo all went below expectations. Their clashes with Atalanta and Lazio, however, generated strong displays that helped them add more points in their scoreboard. A draw with Catania 0-0 completes the streak.

 

Present rankings position Gialloblu at number six, thanks largely to the successes they enjoyed in nine of the tournament’s 17 match weeks, thus far. They also have a positive goal difference, which means that they had more goals scored than conceded.

 

Online betting tip: In this battle, Hellas Verona and Udinese could produce a stunning stalemate. Both sides will place sizable emphasis on their attacks and could finish their face-off in a high-scoring draw.

 

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