Genoa vs Udinese Preview: Udinese Tries To Halt Genoa’s Upward Move

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Updated: February 13, 2014
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After seeking redemption in the Livorno match, Genoa attempts to move even higher in the Serie A table. However, they have to be cautious as the online betting favorite, Udinese is determined to rule out their survival campaign. 

 

Match Date: 16 February 2014 (local time)
Venue: Comunale Luigi Ferraris

 

Team Form

Genoa

Gian Piero Gasperini was pleased with his club’s performance during the crucial and close match against Livorno.

 

Just ten (10) minutes after the match took off, Genoa’s Luca Antonelli nailed an important goal, that gave them the early lead and eventually, the coveted victory. This also enabled them to propel their rank into the 10th spot of the Serie A table.

 

Gasperini added that with the said win, Genoa was able to redeem themselves from a disappointing derby loss to Sampdoria.  Far beyond the extra three (3) points, what really satisfies the club’s head honcho is the fact that they are just a few points away from the so-called “nobilities” of Italian football.

 

Genoa’s current team form stands at three (3) wins. two (2) losses and a draw.

 

Udinese

After keeping a clean sheet and scoring three (3) goals against Chievo, Udinese’s Copa del Rey journey has finally ended. Whether the result of such match will have an effect on their performance, this is yet to be determined when they meet Genoa.

 

Udinese suffered from four (4) consecutive losses before they scored a victory against Bologna and just recently, Chievo. Due to the said wins, they were able to veer away from the relegation zone since their ranked went up to the 14th spot,

 

The Copa del Rey exit was indeed, a disappointing one for Udinese. But this also gives them the opportunity to focus on the domestic league, score more points and ensure their safety this season.

 

Prediction: Genoa

Genoa’s sudden surge to the top will be their main source of inspiration when they face the visitor, Udinese. With a better rank to boot and an outstanding performance,  they show a high possibility of getting the upper hand against the rival, Udinese. 
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