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Bitesize Prediction: Udinese vs Sampdoria – 08/05/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Serie A 7 May 2023

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Competition: Serie A

Market: Udinese win

Odds: 8/15 @ 888sport

Looking to make a return to winning ways on Monday evening, Udinese will welcome an all-but-relegated Sampdoria to the Stadio Friuli.

Starting with the hosts, while Udinese might have managed to muster just a single win from any of their last six Serie A appearances, the Friulians should be boosted by a rugged display earlier in the week. Eventually picking up a deserved point at home against newly-crowned Serie A champions Napoli, Andrea Sottil’s men still have their sights set on clinching a top-half finish. Sat just two points adrift of breaking into the top-10, the former Ascoli boss should be excited by his side’s extended success on home soil. Signing off April by storming their way to a 3-0 romp against Cremonese, Udinese are unbeaten in each of their last seven straight showdowns at the Stadio Friuli – a run that stems all the way back to January 15th. Picking up a 1-0 win when they traveled to Monday’s guests for their reverse Serie A meeting earlier in the year, Udinese will be seeking a similar display here.

As for the visitors, putting in another nightmare display earlier in the week as they slumped to a 2-0 loss at home against Torino, Dejan Stankovic’s side are free-falling out of Serie A this season. Only continuing on what has been a woeful run of form and sat 10 points adrift of top-flight safety, La Samp are in need of what would be a famous miracle. Signing off April with a 5-0 drumming at the hands of Fiorentina, Monday’s guests have remarkably claimed just a single victory from any of their last 18 straight domestic appearances. With that woeful spell stemming all the way back to January 4th, Sampdoria have shown a string of rather glaring issues at both ends of the pitch. Suffering that 1-0 defeat when they welcomed Udinese to Genoa on April 22nd, it should be noted that Stankovic’s men have lost back-to-back Serie A meetings against the top-half contenders.

Bet: Udinese 8/15 to beat Sampdoria in Monday’s Serie A showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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