2 historical teams will face off today at the Dacia Arena.
But the two teams are living very different situations recently and even on this start of the season.
Udinese is doing poorly and they haven’t been the same team they were for a few years now, even more since they have lost their big star Di Natale. Last season, they finished in 13th place with 45 points, which was 10 points above the relegation zone.
I’m not even considering the possibility of them getting relegated this season, but their level has been dropping and with only 3 points so far, this start of the new season isn’t looking very bright.
They have won only once, against Genoa, and then have lost against SPAL, Milan and Chievo, with this last opponent beating them on the 1st round at home.
To make matters worse, they will now face Torino, who is theoretically a stronger team and then they will face teams like Roma, Fiorentina and Juventus up next, having the always tricky Sampdoria match in between, as their most accessible opponent. We will see how the team will do.
Up until this point, they have scored 5 goals and conceded 7, which isn’t a bad record when compared to the other teams. Their matches have always gone Over, except for once, which was when they won.
In terms of players, the highlight goes to Scuffet in goal and veterans like Bahrami and Maxi Lopez but they will miss Cyril Thereay who was still with them during the first 2 league matches, and had scored 2 goals. Although he was a veteran as well, he offered some attributes that I don’t believe Lopez is able to match.
Torino started their Serie A’s campaign better, with a lot of goals and some of their players showing a lot of quality.
The team already has 8 points, thanks to 2 wins and 2 draws, having beaten Sassuolo and Benevento and tied with Bologna and Sampdoria, with the match against Sampdoria being played this past weekend.
The team has scored 7 goals and has conceded 3 so far, with the fun fact of having scored in every match up until this point.
2 of their matches went Over, but the Over is expected in most of this team’s matches.
Torino will have to take this match very seriously, even because they will play away from home again next weekend, against their eternal rivals Juventus.
After that, let’s say they have 6 points to win, on matches against Verona and Crotone. In terms of players, they no longer have Hart in goal but they have Sirigu who is also a quality goalkeeper.
On the defence, the highlights are N’Koulou and youngster Barreco but also the experienced players like Burdisso, Ansaldi and Moretti, amongst others.
On the midfield, they have Rincon to control and Obi to offer some speed, and up front they have 4 good options in Niang, Ljajic, Falqué and the superstar Belotti, who scored 26 goals last season.
Udinese vs Torino – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Last season we witnessed a 2-2 draw here, and on the years before that, we had a 1-5 and a 3-2 for example. There are usually a lot of goals on this encounter and that will help my prediction here.
But I’m going with Over 2.5 more because of the fact that Torino is a team that plays good football and scores a lot of goals.
Besides that, with Belotti we are also closer to have some goals and I’m going to trust that for my bet. Therefore, my bet is Over 2.5 goals, and I wouldn’t risk picking a winner here at this stage of the season.
|Over 2.5 Goals||