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Bitesize Prediction: Verona vs Udinese – 20/04/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Serie A 18 Apr 2024

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Competition: Serie A

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 10/11 @ BetUS

In what is a real relegation six-pointer at the foot of the Serie A table, Verona will welcome Udinese to the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi.

Starting with the hosts, while Verona might have opened March with a much-needed minor boost, the Mastiffs have come crashing back down to earth. Although Marco Baroni’s men might have been last seen snatching a thrilling 2-2 stalemate away at Atalanta, the Veneto-based outfit are without a win from any of their previous four Serie A appearances. Heading into March’s international break with a routine 3-1 drumming at the hands of Italian giants AC Milan, the Gialloblu are firmly at the heart of a relegation scrap. Despite just about clinging to their top-flight status last season, Verona have claimed just two wins from any of their previous 12 showdowns on the bounce – a rut that stems back to a 2-1 win against Empoli on January 13th. Shipping eight goals on their four-match winless run, Saturday’s hosts have also shown some extended issues at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi. Including a 2-1 loss against Genoa earlier in the month, Baroni’s side have lost back-to-back appearances in front of their own supporters by an aggregate score of 5-2.

As for the visitors, although some in Udinese’s camp might have opened up the 2023/24 campaign with their sights set on mounting a genuine top-half charge, the Little Zebras find themselves in an almost identical position to Saturday’s opponents. Getting this weekend’s fixtures underway holding just a one-point buffer from slipping into the drop zone, Gabriele Cioffi’s men face what is rightfully billed as a must-win showdown when they travel to the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi. Recording just a sole victory from any of their previous eight Serie A appearances, the one-time Crawley boss also has a real headache over his side’s extended issues at the back. Failing to muster a single top-flight clean sheet over the past couple of months, neutrals could be set for a nail-biting affair this weekend. It should be highlighted, with Saturday’s opponents playing out a thrilling 3-3 stalemate when they last met in Serie A action on December 3rd, we are expecting both teams to get on the scoresheet.

Bet: Both teams to score at Verona vs Udinese 10/11 for Saturday’s Serie A showdown @ BetUS

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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