Udinese - Verona prediction and analysis
In the last match of the round in the Italian Serie A, the team of Udinese hosts that of Verona.
Both teams should go into the match with high spirits.
As Udinese snapped an 11-game winless streak last round with a 1-0 success away to Sampdoria.
Verona, on the other hand, has made great progress since Marco Zafferoni was appointed as the team's coach.
And fans began to believe that their favorites would be able to save themselves.
Offensive leader Darko Lazovic finally broke the deadlock after a long goal drought.
As he has scored 3 times in his last 3 appearances.
Udinese are too unpredictable a team to bet on at this stage.
On the contrary, I think the visitors are much more motivated to finish as winners in this match.
In addition, the new coach effect is still present at Verona and is felt alive.
I wouldn't be surprised even if they win. But to reduce the risk of the prediction a bit, I chose the "2 Draw No Bet" option.
Udinese - statistics and info
Manager Andrea Sottil urged Udinese players to "keep working hard".
Striving to achieve their dream of securing European football.
The Black and Whites finished Round 19 in seventh place in Serie A.
After Kingsley Ehizibwe's late strike earned them a 1-0 away win over Sampdoria.
It was their first World Cup win in 4 games since going 1-2-1.
And Sotil admitted they need to be more consistent if they are to close the gap to the top six.
Qualifying for the Euro-tournaments would be a great achievement for Udinese.
Whose last finish in the top half of Serie A came a decade ago.
However, the Zebras' ambitions were dealt a huge blow this week.
As it has been confirmed that key player Gerard Deulofeu is due to see a specialist with a knee injury.
This is hardly the news Sotil wanted.
As he attempts to end a run of 6 matches in all competitions without a win at the Stadio Friuli (0-3-3) .
Verona - statistics and info
Verona travel south hoping to continue their remarkable run under new manager Marco Zafferoni.
In the new year, Zafferoni scored more points in just 4 games than Verona had previously managed in the entire season.
The Blues' only defeat of 2023 came against an in-form Inter side.
Which wasn't really much of a surprise.
In doing so, Verona catapulted from just five points before the World Cup break to 12 at the moment.
And it is now five points out of 17th place, which is the first above the danger zone.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Silvestri; Becao, Bijol, Perez; Ehizibue, Samardzic, Wallace, Arslan, Udogie; Beto, Success
Injuries: Deulofeu, Pereira (questionable)
Lineup: Montipo; Ceccherini, Hien, Magnani; Depaoli, Sulemana, Tamese, Doig; Lazovich, Lasagna; Jurich