Udinese - Bologna Prediction, Picks and Tips
While the top eight pre-season Serie A teams are automatically qualified for the final phase of Coppa Italia, which starts in January, Udinese finished twelfth and Bologna finished tenth in the preseason in round three of the first phase. Both have done their first job against bottom-class teams there safely and with flying colors. Now, however, only one place is reserved for both teams in the subsequent knockout round, where the winner must play away at Juventus. In Udinese against Bologna also the odds of the bookmakers speak to the spectators in the Dacia Arena an exciting football match is imminent, because a favorite is missing in this encounter almost completely. So the Bianconeri go with home advantage in the game, but the momentum clearly belongs to the Rossoblu, who landed a big coup on Sunday evening in the Serie A and won at SSC Naples away 2-1, which at Udinese against Bologna for the forecast quite is relevant. Finally, the Friulani lost in Rome clearly with 0: 3 and also remained in their recent two home games without own scoring. Nevertheless, we believe that in a game in which a lot can happen, at least one goal of both teams is extremely likely. Instead of bet on the risky 3-way system, which has attractive odds, but in a cup fight without return play is difficult to assess, we decide on Udinese Vs. Bologna for the hint that both teams will score at least one goal in regular time.
Three games in a row remained Udinese Calcio last in the Serie A again winless, making the Friulani have fallen in the current table now to number 16. Not an easy season for "Le Zebrette", which is why the first change of coach has already taken place. At the beginning of November, following the 0-0 home defeat by AS Roma, Igor Tudor, who was only appointed in March 2019, had to pack his bags for the second time after his two months between April and June 2018 on the Bianconeri coaching bench. Luca Gotti, who only managed to beat Genoa 3-1 away one day after signing the contract, took over for him on an interim basis. Since then, the 52-year-old has had three consecutive games without success - most recently a 3-0 defeat at Lazio, where the Friulani did not miss a single shot on goal. An almost desolate appearance so that Udinese against Bologna in the odds of bookmakers so badly comes off. Although the Bianconeri are not necessarily outsiders in their own stadium, they are definitely not going into the race as favorites. This is not only because of the still open coaching question, which is still waiting for its final clarification, but above all on two frightening values. First, it is the goal, as with only nine goals from the previous 14 league games in Serie A, "Le Zebrette" represents the worst offensive in the league. And secondly, it is the goal in the home Dacia Arena, where only four goals have been scored. No other home team otherwise met so rarely. Even more piquant: these four goals were enough for three wins and a draw from the previous four games, which Udinese in the home table a respectable ninth place. This in turn makes it so difficult to tap this match in the semi-final of Coppa Italia, in which the Bianconeri at least have the chance to repay the switch sustainable. And after all: With the exception of Watford loan Ken Sema, who is currently injured because of muscle fatigue, interim coach Luca Gotti is the entire 25-member squad available so that before the important home game on Saturday against SSC Naples also much rotation would be possible.
Just as Udinese in the form of Igor Tudor in the spring of 2019 reactivated a former coach, who should lead the team to success in the second half, also Bologna FC brought on January 28, 2019 with Siniša Mihajlović an old friend back to the coaching chair, which already between 2008 and 2009 as a trainer in Emilia-Romagna. In contrast to the Bianconeri, who recently pulled the ripcord here, this change in the Veltri but completely. Also, because the 50-year-old Serb was involved in his return to the sideline properly in the squad planning. So he quickly put names like Erick Pulgar, Alex Ferrari, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Sebastien De Maio and Adám Nagy at the door. All defensive players who were responsible for the far too holey defense of Rossolu. Conversely, he invested nearly 70 million euros in new personnel, including, inter alia, the 22-year-old offensive gem Riccardo Orsolini of Juventus or even seasoned players like Nicola Sansone and Roberto Soriano. The defense was also stabilized with the 35-year-old perennial Danilo, who was summoned just by Udinese Calcio. Measures that could not be taken without teething troubles, but which were recently crowned with lasting success. Already in the middle of October, Bologna FC scored for the defending champion Juventus in the narrow 1: 2 defeat at a sensational point win. Last weekend, SSC Napoli were due to do so, and Veltri beat them 2-1 at half-time, 2-1 away. The only second away win in the eighth game in the 2019/20 season and yet another milestone, through which the Rossoblu can orient themselves clearly upwards. Now they want nothing more than the chance for revenge at the Juventus Stadium. And that's exactly what they would get if they throw out the Friulani in the cup, since the subsequent knockout round of the main round is already drawn. Particularly striking: Bologna scored eleven in the distance and has never been scoreless in the last nine competitive matches in a row - neither front nor back. This also speaks in favor of Udinese Vs. Bologna the tip on "Both teams meet: Yes" leave, who had recently merged nine times in a row in games with participation of Veltri. Brisant: The last time the Rossoblu scored their own goal was at the Dacia Arena, where the league game at the Bianconeri on 29 September 2019 lost 1-0. A match for which the men of Siniša Mihajlović would love to return the favor ...
Our recommendation tip for Udinese - Bologna : BTS / YES @ 1.82