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The Serie A clash at Dacia Arena on Sunday will see home side Udinese playing against opponents Atalanta.
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Udinese, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-4 Serie A triumph over Cagliari.
In that game, Udinese managed 44% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Udinese, the scorers were Jean-Victor Makengo (4'), Gerard Deulofeu (45', 69') and Nahuel Molina (50'). Cagliari got 5 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Matches involving Udinese have usually been lively affairs recently with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen clashes, a total of 22 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 14 of those belonging to Udinese.
Last time out, Atalanta drew 0-0 in the Serie A match with Genoa.
In that match, Atalanta had 67% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Genoa got 1 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
Proving their involvement in action-packed encounters, goals have been seen as many as 22 times in the previous 6 games in which Atalanta have sent out their troops, giving an average of 3.67 goals each clash. Opposing teams have hit 10 from this total. We will have to find out if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 29/04/2019 shows that these fixtures have not been kind to Udinese. They’ve not been able to register any wins whatsoever while Atalanta have remained in the ascendancy, running out winners in 67% of those matches played.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per meeting.
The last league contest between these clubs was Serie A match day 9 on 24/10/2021 and the score finished Atalanta 1-1 Udinese.
In that match, Atalanta had 68% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Ruslan Malinovskyi (56').
At the other end, Udinese got 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. Beto (94') scored.
The referee was Livio Marinelli.
Team News: Udinese
Destiny Udogie (Unknown Injury), Jean-Victor Makengo (Unknown Injury), Marvin Zeegelaar (Unknown Injury), Brandon Soppy (Unknown Injury), Ilija Nestorovski (Unknown Injury) and Roberto Pereyra (Surgery) are unavailable for Udinese boss Gabriele Cioffi.
In all likelihood, Bianconeri Friuliani will possibly kick off with a 3-4-2-1 formation this time and select Daniele Padelli, Rodrigo Becao, Bram Nuytinck, Nehuen Perez, Nahuel Molina, Tolgay Arslan, Walace, Iyenoma Udogie, Ignacio Pussetto, Gerard Deulofeu and Isaac Success.
Team News: Atalanta
Atalanta manager Gian Gasperini has multiple availability issues to deal with. Robin Gosens (Hamstring Injury) and Duván Zapata (Muscular problems) can’t be considered.
We’re of the thinking that La Dea might utilise a 3-4-1-2 lineup, choosing Juan Musso, Berat Djimsiti, Merih Demiral, Rafael Toloi, Hans Hateboer, Marten de Roon, Teun Koopmeiners, Joakim Maehle, Mario Pasalic, Luis Muriel and Ruslan Malinovsky.
We feel that over the course of the game, Udinese will need things to go their way to score goals against this Atalanta lineup who we think might manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore see a good battle with a 0-1 winning margin for Atalanta when all is said and done.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Dacia Arena (25,144)
Captain: Bram Nuytinck
Chairman: Franco Soldati
Manager: Gabriele Cioffi
Competitions: Serie A position 14, Coppa Italia (3rd Round)
🔑 Star Player: Beto
Mostly played in the Striker position, Beto was born in Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Portimonense in the 2019 - 2020 season, the talented Forward has struck 7 league goals in the Serie A 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 16 appearances.