Cagliari vs Udinese Preview: Udinese Extends Winning Streak To Survive Relegation

Updated: February 25, 2014
Udinese and Cagliari

Sports betting site’s favorite, Udinese visit Cagliari to score points and ensure their survival this season. Inspired by their down the wire draw against Atalanta, the club will take advantage of Cagliari’s leadership issues and poor form.


Match Date: 02 March 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio San Elia


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Cagliari’s future remain uncertain as speculations about having a new manager cropped out.


After a disappointing loss to Livorno, the club’s management made a shocking revelation when they sack its Assistant Coach, Ivo Pulga. Stories have it that Diego Lopez is also about to make his farewell speech and that Gianfranco Zola is said to replace him. However, these speculations have yet to be confirmed as Lopez continues to manage the club and Zola seems to be mum about this matter.


But if there is one party that is readily affected by the said news, it is no other than the club per se. Cagliari remains at risk of dropping to the relegation zone. Defeated in nine (9) of their last ten (10) matches, the club needs a major improvement to ensure their safety in Italy’s top-flight league.



Thanks to Antonio di Natale’s converted penalty, Udinese survived Atalanta’s relentless attacks and even forced a draw at the end of the match.


Earning an extra point, Udinese moved to the 12th spot of the table and have somehow, ensured their relegation safety. Yet, as what their head honcho, Francesco Guidolin stressed before, they cannot be too complacent as the battle is still, not over.


Udinese have an equal number of wins, losses and draws during its last six (6) matches. They are technically hand-picked as the match’s favorite over Cagliari due to their better performances.


Prediction: Udinese

It does not take rocket science to understand why Udinese is the ultimate favorite in this particular encounter. For the club, this is one of the golden opportunities to further avoid the relegation zone and most importantly, enter the top ten (10).



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