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Udinese vs Parma odds, preview and predictions

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Monday 29/09/2014, 20:00, Italy Serie A, Round 5 Udinese vs Parma

Udinese vs Parma Betting Preview

Udinese sits in the fourth place behind Sampdoria, but they could overtake their opponents if they win tonight against Parma. So far they enjoyed a smooth ride the Italian first flight and won three games while only losing to leaders Juventus. Parma was far less effective, with a single victory in four rounds, but they scored a total of eight goals and tend to play aggressive football even when competing on the road.

Udinese vs Parma Betting Odds

At Bet365

Udinese 2.20, Draw 3.20, Parma 3.45

Udinese vs Parma Betting Tips

Parma failed to take advantage of home pitch and lost both games so far, but on the road they overwhelmed Chievo. The key to success in that match was a starting formation that featured three strikers, with Cassano scoring twice. The veteran and is expected to play from the first minute, but this time he will only team up with Coda, who scored once in three games.

Offensive football is what they seem to be good at which comes as no surprise given the fact that manager Donadoni has no fewer than seven strikers to choose from. Cassano is by far the most experienced one, but at 32 years old, he is no longer in his prime and unlikely to hold his ground for the full 90 minutes.

On the other hand, the hosts are once again relying on DiNatale who has long crossed the 30 years old threshold, but somehow he seems to be every bit as effective as he was over the last seasons. He scored twice already and will spearhead the offensive, with his most likely partner being Thereau.

The hosts are in dire need of points and since they are facing the team that won a single match the season, they won't settle for draw. If things don't go their way, Udinese will throw in a third striker and hope that young Colombian Muriel will break the ice and score his first goal in Serie A.

Key Facts

  • The two teams are at the opposite end of form, with the hosts winning three out of four, while the visitors prevailed just once.
  • The head to head record favors the hosts who lost just four times in 19 matches in front of their fans

Udinese vs Parma Betting Prediction

Surprising enough, Udinese is given odds of 2.20 by Bet365 to prevail tonight and as long as the odds hold at this value, punters would be wrong not to take advantage. They have a potent offensive and if they find a way of singling out Cassano, they will have very little to worry about Parma's chances to score.

Bet: Udinese @ 2.20 with Bet365

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