Inter vs. Udinese
October 31, 2021 7:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -163, Under 2.5 +130
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Inter is hosting Udinese at Giuseppe Meazza in round 11 of the Italian Serie A. Inter is playing solid soccer this season, they are scoring a ton of goals, but they need to win their next Champions League game. Udinese is struggling, they haven’t won any of their last 7 games, but they are scoring goals.
Inter is undefeated in their last 3 games, and their Champions League game will be against Sheriff Tiraspol, and if they win, they are going to one of the top two spots. Earlier this week against Empoli, Inter was the dominant team with 69% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a solid 89% of the correct passes. Inter was the better team, and the fact that Empoli conceded a red card helped as well. The final score was 0-2 in favor of Inter. With 21 points, Inter is now in 3rd place. Of the 26 scored goals Inter has this season, Dzeko has scored 7, and Lautaro Martinez who just signed a new contract added 5 goals. Barella has 5 assists, and he is also close to signing a new deal. Yes, Inter might rest a few players, but they need to stay in the competitive rhythm ahead of their Champions League match next week.
Udinese is in 14th place, which is outside the relegation zone, but unless they start winning points, they might find themselves in a lot of danger. Udinese has scored only 12 goals, while conceding 14 goals, ad overall, that is not bad, but they are not winning any games. Udinese was playing against Verona in their last game, and they have had only 33% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and only 66% of the correct passes. Udinese was leading since the 3rd minute, and luckily for them, they were playing against Verona, otherwise, they would get demolished. Udinese has conceded a goal late in the game, and the final score was 1-1. Beto is the leading goalscorer for Udinese with only 3 goals. Udinese is a decent team, and average team in Serie A, and even though they have some good players, they are just not finding their way to the opponent’s net. I think Udinese will stay in Serie A, but we can’t expect anything more from this team.
Inter hasn’t lost to Udinese in their last 3 home games, and they are still undefeated at home this season. Inter is the better team here, they have more quality in every position, and they have more depth. I’m siding with Inter against this sloppy Udinese team.