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Prediction: Udinese vs Sassuolo – betting tip, preview

Foot Predictions shows the Serie A clash on Saturday between Udinese and Sassuolo, including hunches, betting tips and possible lineups.

After dramatic draws against Serie A big guns in the middle of the week, both Udinese and across the table Sassuolo will seek the maximum points when they face each other in the Dacia Arena, on Saturday night.

While Zebrette saw the victory over Milan ripped from their hands in the final seconds, their visitors this weekend managed to redeem a point in a six-goal thriller with Napoli.


Match analysis

Udinese continued the recent upward trend on Wednesday, despite a dramatic ending at San Siro – when opponent Milan received a penalty at the last minute – denied him his third win in six games and his biggest scalp of the season .

Leading 1 to 0 in additions, reliable side Jens Stryger Larsen bizarrely handled in the box to give the always accurate Franck Kessie an invitation to match from the beginning, which the dead-eyed Ivorian has duly accepted. As a result, Udinese have now won just one of their last eight away games.

However, only four members of the current elite of seven Calcio clubs have won more points than Luca GottiThe team has improved a lot in the last six rounds of Serie A, as it has progressed gradually towards its expected season of obscurity in the middle of the table, having flirted with the relegation positions.

Although Gotti tried several attack options, the goals remained relatively difficult to score for his attacking force, but an impressive recent defensive record has significantly helped his cause.

Such resistance from the rear will certainly be needed over the weekend, as his Emilian opponents apparently rediscovered their fluidity qualities on the final Tuesday, which made them a threat to the order established during the fall.

Even despite their relatively disparate fortunes in recent seasons, Udinese have in fact won over Sassuolo in recent times, staying unbeaten in the last five Serie A games between clubs since March 2018.

Roberto De Zerbi, coach of Sassuolo, photographed in January 2021

Entering this weekend’s mission shortly after playing his part in certainly one of the games of the season, Sassuolo will have little time to reflect on an extraordinary draw at the Mapei Stadium during the week. With two late penalties – one for each side; The arrival of Sassuolo in the sixth minute of the stoppage time – the hosts hit the post twice and a goal from Naples canceled, a 3-3 result was perhaps the fairest result.

Having his previous scheduled departure postponed in the short term due to an outbreak of COVID-19 on opponent Torino’s team, Sassuolo had the luxury of several extra days to prepare for the Neapolitans’ visit. Despite his relief, then, Roberto De ZerbiThe club’s men will be frustrated to see their winning streak at home extended for a fourth game.

If they want to resume the lap at the end of the season and claim a place in continental competition – which is most unlikely due to a seven-point deficit after the midweek round – Neroverdi must find the winning formula again quickly. Now this Domenico Berardi and Francesco Caputo – both heavily involved against Napoli – are back after fighting for injuries, but the immediate future looks more promising for the ninth place.

Visiting Friuli will also bring few fears to them, as they have won more points away (21) than at home (15) so far and have scored at a rate of almost two goals per game when they are away from home. With six wins and three draws outside Mapei Stadium this season, Sassuolo can therefore face one of his recent bogey teams with an increasing measure of confidence on Saturday.

Udinese Serie A Form: WWLDWD

Form Sassuolo Serie A: LDLWDD


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Rodrigo De Paul in action for Juventus on January 3, 2021

After settling on a more reactive 3-5-1-1 system outside Milan, Udinese coach Luca Gotti must bring in the target man Fernando Llorente back to attack next Ilija Nestoroxi, with Roberto Pereyra falling into a deeper role in the midfield. Inspirational Captain Rodrigo De Paul and Tolgay Arslan should join Pereyra at the three exchanges, as Jean-Victor Makengo loses.

Gotti must have a trio of bruises Gerard Deulofeu (knee), Fernando Forestieri (thigh) and Thomas Ouwejan (foot) available, after the second pair returns to the bank in San Siro.

Despite the games’ rapid turnaround, Sassuolo can remain relatively unchanged – especially considering the momentum gained by saving his last game in dramatic circumstances and essentially had a week off before his previous confrontation was postponed.

Domenico Berardi and Filip Djuricic are set to start behind ‘Ciccio’ Caputo once again, while Hamed Traore can go back to the French striker Gregoire Defrelwith wing Jeremie Boga still out of service. Midfielder Mehdi Bourabia and Vlad Chiriches – whose expected return has been postponed – will also remain away.

Possible initial line-up of Udinese:
Musso; Becao, Bonifazi, Nuytinck; Stryger Larsen, De Paul, Arslan, Pereyra, Zeegelaar; Nestoroxi, Llorente

Possible initial lineup of Sassuolo:
Consigli; Muldur, Marlon, Ferrari, Rogerio; Lopez, Locatelli; Berardi, Djuricic, Traore; Caputo


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Probability: Udinese 1-1 Sassuolo

The form of the table would indicate that the chances of an away win at the Dacia Arena are slim, as Udinese has been admirably tough lately, losing only once in the last eight rounds – to Roma, in their previously impenetrable fortress Stadio Olympic.

Although Sassuolo, on the contrary, prevailed only once during from them in the last eight matches, the signs of life have started to flash during consecutive draws in the past few days and there is every chance of a positive result for Neroverdi.


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