18th round of Italian Serie A is bringing us a relegation-battle clash which is going to be played between SPAL and Udinese.
Home side enjoyed a surprisingly good start of the season, but they entered a very poor streak of eight matches in a row without tasting a win. The hosts managed to snatch just four points during that period and they slipped down to the bottom half of the table. Leonardo Semplici’s side is now just three points ahead of the relegation zone and SPAL need to find the winning formula as soon as possible. They haven’t been productive enough, while their defence is not playing at the satisfactory level.
This is another disappointing season for the visitors and a very tough year is behind them. Udinese used to be one of the challengers for the continental competitions, but now they are just a point ahead of Bologna, who are the first team below the red line. Kevin Lasagna and the lads are having severe troubles in converting their chances into goals and their defence cannot keep their lines too tight. The visitors haven’t been too bad at away grounds this season, but they failed to celebrate in the last five outings.
SPAL vs Udinese: Head-to-head
These two sides faced each other three times in their history and Udinese still haven’t managed to beat their rivals. SPAL celebrated in their first encounter which was a friendly one, and from the last season’s clashes, the hosts managed to pick up four points. In their both official matches, the crowd was able to enjoy goals in both nets.
SPAL vs Udinese: Prediction
This is going to be very close match and the stake is pretty high and the potential winner of this match might remain safe in the near future. However, as both teams are putting poor displays, it wouldn’t be surprising if this one ends with a draw.
These two sides are not producing too many goals and their lack of productivity brought them into the trouble. Although their last two matches have been pretty efficient, in this one we shouldn’t be able to see more than two goals.
SPAL vs Udinese: Bet Tips
- Draw @ 3.10
- Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60.
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