Fiorentina arrive at Dacia Arena on Sunday for the Serie A meeting with hosts Udinese.
Our Udinese v Fiorentina predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Udinese prepare for this fixture following on from a 2-2 Serie A drawn match vs Parma.
In that match, Udinese managed 54% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For Udinese, the goals were scored by Stefano Okaka (64') and Bram Nuytinck (80'). For their opponents, Parma had 16 shots at goal with 5 on target. Andreas Cornelius (3') and Juraj Kucka (32') scored for Parma.
Over their prior six games, Luca Gotti's Udinese have hit the back of the net a combined total of 6 times resulting in an average number of goals per match equal to 1.
Analysis of their past results shows that Udinese:
- haven't won against Fiorentina in their previous 9 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Fiorentina will go into this match following a 3-0 Serie A win to defeat Spezia in their most recent game.
In that match, Fiorentina managed 37% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Fiorentina, the goals were scored by Dušan Vlahović (48'), Gaetano Castrovilli (64') and Valentin Eysseric (82'). At the other end, Spezia had 10 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Looking at their form, and Fiorentina have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 12 goals in all. Defensively, La Viola seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Their prior results show that Fiorentina:
- have not registered a win against Udinese when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- haven't been defeated by Udinese in games played away from home for the previous 4 league matches. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results going back to 02/09/2018 reveals that these encounters have been pretty painful for Udinese. They’ve not managed to register any victories at all whereas Fiorentina have been superior, running out winners in 67 per cent of those games played.
In all, 10 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 3 for Bianconeri Friuliani and 7 belonging to La Viola. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
Team News: Udinese
Fernando Forestieri (Muscular problems), Mato Jajalo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Martin Palumbo (Unknown Injury), Gerard Deulofeu (Knee Problems) and Ignacio Pussetto (Cruciate Ligament Injury) will not be taking part for Udinese gaffer Luca Gotti. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Sebastian Prödl and Ewandro Costa.
Team News: Fiorentina
Fiorentina boss Cesare Prandelli has a number of players out of action. Franck Ribéry (Muscular problems) and Giacomo Bonaventura (Unknown Injury) will miss out on this game.
We’re inclined to think that Fiorentina will likely be able to score against this Udinese outfit, however that isn’t expected to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We can see a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for Udinese by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Dacia Arena (25,144)
Chairman: Franco Soldati
Manager: Luca Gotti
Competitions: Serie A position 13
🔑 Key Player: Ignacio Pussetto
Normally deployed in the Right Wing position, Ignacio Pussetto was born in Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for Atlético de Rafaela in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 3 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 11 appearances.