Serie A Match Preview: Udinese vs. Sampdoria

Updated: May 12, 2014

Match Date: 17 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Friuli


Udinese and Sampdoria are off to their last opportunity to make a stronger finish this season. The mid-table clubs both eye for 3 extra points in an attempt to make a strong impression among their loyal supporters.


Udinese is currently perceived as the match’s online betting  favorite. Despite trailing Sampdoria by a single point, the former brags a better form and goal difference, which could easily outrank their upcoming rivals.


Just recently, Udinese forced a draw against Hellas Verona—much to the satisfaction of its head honcho, Franceshco Guidolin.  The draw ensured that the club is undefeated in 3 of its last 6 matches. However, they need to work on their defence as they have already conceded 2 goals in their last 5 matches.


Meanwhile, Sampdoria suffered a dismal loss against Napoli. La Samp was slapped with 5 massive goals that brought them their 5th defeat in their last 6 matches.


Sampdoria’s current form lacks the strength that is usually expected from clubs targeting a great finish. Other than the said losses, Sampdoria has also conceded an average of 2 goals in matches that they have lost.


But despite the defeat, top brass, Sinisa Mihajlovic was nonetheless, satisfied with his club’s performance. He also mentioned that the club aims to grow even more the next season—something that the squad barely accomplished as much of its focused was shifted to surviving the season.


Prediction:  Udinese


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