Udinese vs. Venezia
August 27, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -110, Under 2.5 -110
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Udinese is welcoming Venezia to Dacia Arena in round 2 of the Italian Serie A. Udinese is undefeated in their last 3 games, and they were the surprise of the weekend against Juventus. Venezia has played their first game of the season in Serie A, and they lost to Napoli.
Udinese has had a solid game against Juventus, and even though they were losing 0-2, they were able to come back. Udinese has had 44% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 84% of the correct passes. After conceding a goal in the 3rd minute, and once again in the 23rd minute, it seemed like Udinese is done, but they were able to score 2 goals in the second half, and this game has ended in a 2-2 draw. Pereyra and Deulofeu have each scored 1 goal for Udinese in this game. Okaka has added an assist. Nestorovski is the only injured player for Udinese. Despite selling their best player in the offseason, Udinese has looked well in their first game, I just hope they can keep it up.
Venezia has had a great preseason, they were solid on both ends, but they were playing against a tough opponent in their season opener. Venezia was playing against Napoli on the road, and they were decent with 44% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 89% of the correct passes. Even though Venezia has had an extra player on the field in since the 22nd minute, they conceded 2 goals in the second half, and they ended up losing this match 2-0, but it could have been even worse. There are no injuries in Venezia, but Aramu is suspended because of the red card. Venezia is not a bad team, they have some decent players, but we will see if their defense will be able to handle the Serie A pressure and if their offense will be able to keep up with the rest of the teams.
Udinese was solid against Venezia at home, and I’m sure the positive result from their first game will lift their spirits. Venezia is a solid team, and their defense should be working fine against a team like Udinese, and for that reason, I will take the draw.