Udinese 3-1-5, Atalanta 4-2-3
12/6/20 9 am
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Udinese is hosting Atalanta at Dacia Arena in round 10 in the Italian Serie A.
Udinese has been hot and cold so far this season, but they have had a few good results as of late. Udinese was playing against Lazio on the road last weekend, and they have had 45% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a decent 82% of the correct passes. Udinese was defending well in this match, and they were fantastic in the attacking end as well. Udinese has scored 3 goals, and they have won this match 1-3. With 10 points, 10 scored goals, and 12 conceded goals, Udinese is in 13th place in Serie A standings, and they are getting further away from the relegation zone. Pussetto, Okaka, and De Paul have each scored 2 goals for Udinese so far this season. Pereyra and De Paul have each added 2 assists. Lasagna, De Maio, Ouwejan, Nestorovski, and Okaka are all injured, while Arslan is suspended because of the yellow cards. Udinese has barely escaped the relegation zone last season, but they have shown some signs of improvement, and I believe this season will be better for them.
Atalanta has been struggling massively, and they have won only 1 of their last 6 games. Earlier this week Atalanta was playing against Midtjylland in the Champions League, and that game ended in a 1-1 draw. Atalanta needed a win here to solidify their second place in that group, but their offense wasn’t working. In Serie A, Atalanta is in 9th place with 14 points, 18 scored goals, and 16 conceded goals. Atalanta was hosting Verona in their last Serie A game, and they were solid with 57% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 81% of the correct passes. Once again, Atalanta’s offense wasn’t working while their defense couldn’t pick up the slack. Atalanta has lost this match 0-2. Muriel and Gomez have each scored 4 goals for Atalanta, and each of them has added 2 assists as well. Caldara, Malinovskyi, Lammers, and Miranchuk are all injured, while Pasalic and Gollini are still questionable. Don’t get me wrong, Atalanta is a fantastic team, and I hope they can find the strength to advance to the next stage of the Champions League, but they are facing Ajax on the road next week in what will be the direct competition for the second place, and Atalanta is not allowed to lose if they want to advance.
Udinese hasn’t won any of their last 5 games against Atalanta, while Atalanta hasn’t lost any of their last 4 games on the road. Both Udinese and Atalanta are in shaky forms, but Atalanta is the better team here, and despite playing in the Champions League next week, Atalanta can’t afford to lose any more games in Serie A. I will take Atalanta on the road.