Udinese at AC Milan
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 2, 2019, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
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Milan is welcoming Udinese in round 30 of Italian Serie A.
Milan is displaying some really good soccer as of late even looking like the better team in both of their recent losses. Milan is at 4th place in Serie A standings and are only 2 points behind Inter and third and only 3 points in front of Lazio and Atalanta who are also in pursuit of Champions League spot. In their last game against Sampdoria, Milan had 55% ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks and 85% of correct passes but they lost that game 1-0 because of the goalkeeper’s mistake in the first minute of the match. Piatek leads Milan with 6 goals in 9 matches while Suso added 8 assists. Bonaventura is Milan’s only injured player and coach Gattuso will have his strongest roster at his disposal to bounce back after two unfortunate losses. Overall, Milan is playing well and are creating a solid amount of chances on the offensive end and are doing a nice job on the defensive end and it’s only a matter of time before Milan gets back on track.
Udinese is fighting for their lives in Serie A and have signed Igor Tudor as a new head coach last week after firing former coach Davide Nicola after a series of bad results. After Tudor was signed, first thing he worked on was defense and keeping the ball out of their net and it paid off because in their last game against Genoa, Udinese was worse team with only 38% ball possession, 5 shots on goal and really low 72% of ball possession but were able to win 2-0 thanks to the outstanding defense. De Paul is Udinese’s top goal scorer with 7 goals and 4 assists. Barak and Nuytink are both injured while D’alessandro and Teodorczyk are listed as questionable. Udinese are holding 16th place in the standings with 28 points and are only 3 points above relegation zone. Udinese has a lot of potential and could be higher in the standings but for that to happen coach Tudor will need to fix a few things starting at the defensive end which is already showing some improvement in movement and keeping the concentration throughout the game.
Milan have won only 1 of last 3 home matches against Udinese but I think even though Udinese is slowly improving, they are still not at the level to challenge Milan here.