Udinese vs. Atalanta 1/20/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Udinese vs. Atalanta 1/20/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Udinese 4-4-9, Atalanta 9-5-3

1/20/21 9 am

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Udinese is hosting Atalanta at Dacia Arena in a postponed game of round 10 of the Italian Serie A.

Udinese is one of the weakest teams in Serie A at the moment, and they haven’t won any of their last 7 games while losing 4 of those 7. In their last Serie A game, Udinese was playing against Sampdoria on the road, and they have had 46% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a decent 80% of the correct passes. The first half of this game was slow, and we haven’t seen any goals, but the second half was exciting. Udinese got ahead in the 55th minute, but Sampdoria turned the score around with goals in the 67th and the 81st minute. Udinese has lost this match 2-1. Surprisingly enough, even with this terrible streak, Udinese is still outside the relegation zone, in 15th place with 16 points, only 19 scored goals, and 27 conceded goals. De Paul is the leading goalscorer for Udinese with 4 goals and 2 assists, while Pussetto has 3 goals. Jajalo, Nuytinck, Okaka, Pussetto, Forestieri, and Deulofeu are all still injured for Udinese. Despite being outside the relegation zone at the moment, if Udinese doesn’t get back on winning track soon, they won’t be safe for much longer.

Atalanta has been undefeated in their last 11 games, but they have gambled away a chance for another win against weak Genoa last weekend. Atalanta was the dominant team in that game with 64% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 81% of the correct passes. Despite all the dominance and all the chances, Atalanta couldn’t score a goal, and this game ended in a 0-0 draw. Atalanta is one of the best offensive teams in the league with 40 scored goals, and their defense has been solid with 22 conceded goals, but Atalanta has 5 draws already this season, and that is a lot of points lost. With 32 points, Atalanta is now in 6th place in the Serie A standings. Muriel has scored 10 goals for Atalanta, Zapata has 7 goals, while Ilicic added 7 assists. Pessina and Ruggeri are the only two injured players for Atalanta at this time. The point differential between the teams in the top 6 positions in the table is small, and Atalanta still has a chance to reach the Champions League or the Europa League spots, but they need to stay in good form as they are in right now.

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Udinese hasn’t won any of their last 7 games, while Atalanta hasn’t lost any of their last 8 games on the road. The trends are actually on Udinese’s side in this matchup, but because of their bad form, lack of offense, and very inconsistent defense, there is no way I can side with Udinese here.

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Goran’s Pick Atalanta -134

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