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Udinese vs. Atalanta 6/28/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Udinese vs. Atalanta 6/28/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-28 13:30:00 EDT

Udinese is welcoming Atalanta to Dacia Arena in round 28 Italian Serie A.

Udinese is playing disastrous soccer and they have won only 1 game since early January, and that was in a friendly match against Brescia 10 days ago. In their first competitive game since the restart, Udinese was playing against Torino on the road. In that game, Udinese was the better team in this match with 65% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, massive 16 corner kicks, and 84% of the correct passes. Udinese conceded an early goal, in 16 minutes, and despite all of their efforts, Udinese wasn’t able to recover and they lost this match 1-0. Udinese is now in 15th place in the standings with 28 points, just three points outside the relegation zone, and if Udinese doesn’t start winning some points, they are making their lives really complicated. Udinese is a very bad offensive team this season and they scored only 21 goals in 27 games, while they conceded 38 goals. Okaka and De Paul have both scored 5 goals for Udinese, while Lasagna added 4 goals. Fofana added 4 assists. Mandragora and Prodl are injured, while De Paul is suspended because of yellow cards. Udinese is far from being safe in Serie A, and there are 3 teams behind them that are in the battle to stay outside the relegation zone.

Atalanta is playing the best soccer in Italy at the moment. With 7 straight wins in a row, Atalanta is now in 4th place in the standings with 54 points, the last place that leads into the Champions League next season. With massive 77 scored goals in 27 games, Atalanta is the best offensive team in Serie A, while their defense has been decent with 37 conceded goals. Since the restart, Atalanta has played two games, and won both of them, while scoring 7 goals, and conceding only 3 goals in said two games. In their most recent Serie A game against Lazio at home, Atalanta was brilliant with 60% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, and 84% of accurate passes. Until the 11th minute of the game, Atalanta was losing 0-2, but they were able to score one goal before the half time. In 66th minute, Atalanta has tied the game, while in the 80th minute, Atalanta has put one final nail to Lazio’s coffin and has won this game 3-2. This game was exactly what I expected, fast, attractive, fun, and more importantly, filled with chances and goals. Ilicic has scored 15 goals for Atalanta this season, while Zapata and Muriel added 13 goals each. Papu Gomez has 10 assists. Atalanta is closing into Inter in third place, and they are still playing in the Champions League. An outstanding season for Atalanta.

There is absolutely nothing that could make to side with Udinese in this game. Atalanta is in a much better form and they are filled with confidence after their latest victory against Lazio. I’m siding with Atalanta on the road.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Atalanta and over 2.5 +110

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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