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Bitesize Prediction: Udinese vs Verona – 03/12/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Serie A 1 Dec 2023


Competition: Serie A

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 2/5 @ Pribet

Two sides who are firmly battling it out at the foot of the Serie A standings, Udinese will welcome Verona to the Stadio Friuli on Sunday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Udinese might have sprung a major Serie A upset back on November 4th as they secured a stunning 1-0 victory away at AC Milan, it appears that was nothing more than a minor boost for Gabriele Cioffi’s side. Marking their return from November’s international break with a routine 3-1 loss at the hands of Italian giants Roma, the Friulani’s are firmly looking over their shoulder at a looming relegation scrap. Holding just a one-point buffer from slipping into the drop zone, the one-time Crawley boss has seen his squad muster just a single win from any of their first 13 Serie A appearances this season. Likewise, crashing out of the Coppa Italia on November 1st as they suffered a 2-1 loss at the hands of Cagliari, Udinese have gained a reputation for their extended defensive issues. Along with signing off September with a 4-1 drumming against Napoli, Cioffi’s men have also failed to muster a single clean sheet in front of their own supporters over the past three months.

As for the visitors, while Verona might have managed to drag themselves to Serie A safety last season, the Mastiffs are enduring another public top-flight struggle. Despite marking their return from November’s international break with a lively 2-2 stalemate at home against Leece, it is no secret that Sunday’s guests are tipped as a landslide relegation contender this time around. Mustering just nine points from their first 13 Serie A appearances, Marco Baroni’s men have come crashing back down to earth following their eye-catching start to proceedings. With their recent issues underlined by a 3-1 drumming at home against Monza last month, Verona are without a win from any of their previous 12 straight appearances across all competitions. With that run stemming all the way back to a stellar 2-1 victory against Roma on August 26th, we could be set for a nervy affair here. However, with each of the last five showdowns between Sunday’s opponents finishing with over 1.5 goals, we are expecting a similar outcome at the Stadio Friuli.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Udinese vs Verona 2/5 for Sunday’s Serie A showdown @ Pribet


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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