AC Fiorentina vs Udinese / Serie A – Two old rivals, Fiorentina and Udinse, will meet in one of more interesting matches of the third round of Italian Serie A. Both teams won valuable victories at home last weekend. Before that Udinese drew with Parma away, while Fiorenina will play its match with Sampdoria sometimes in the future as it is postponed due to tragedy in Genoa. Let’s add that last three matches between the two teams as Fiorentina’s victories.
AC Fiorentina vs Udinese begins 02.09.2018 at 18:00 CET
In accordance with that it is quite clear that everyone in the home team expect to win all three points from match with Udinese, especially as they steamrolled Chievo by even 6-1 at the same stadium in Florence last weekend. Manager Pioli had used then even five new players; goalkeeper Lafone, defenders Pezzella and Biraghi, and midfielders Fernandes and Gerson, while in the second half he gave chance to midfielder Norgaard and winger Pjaca.
Besides them Fiorentina has brought this summer even five other players and Pioli has much better replacements for all positions this season, which was their biggest problem last year and in the end they failed to qualify for European competitions. True, before start of new season several standard starters left the team; goalkeeper Sportiella, and midfielders Badelj and Saponara. We should add that out of action for Sunday’s match are suspended midfielder Veretout and injured forward Thereau.
Probable lineups AC Fiorentina: Lafont – Milenkovic, Pezzella, Vitor Hugo, Biraghi – Benassi, Fernandes, Gerson – Chiesa, Simeone, Eysseric
We have said in the introduction that the guests from Udine won four points in first two rounds of the Serie A. They firstly drew away with newcomer Parma 2-2, and then won Sampdoria 1-0 at home. On the other hand, they were eliminated from the Coppa Italia by Benevento after extra time at the very beginning of new season. That was reason why new manager Velazguez has brought several new players, which turned to be the right move as after that Udinese played much better in the league.
In first two rounds chances to prove themselves had gotten stopper Troost-Ekong, midfielder Mandragora and winger Machis, while Polish forward Teodorczyk came off the bench against Sampdoria and showed that he is good reinforcement for the team from Udine. This match will skip Mandragora, who is suspended and injured midfielders Badu and Balic, and forward Inglesson.
Probable lineups Udinese: Scuffet – Larsen, Troost-Ekong, Nuytinck, Samir – Behrami, Fofana –Machis, Lasagna, de Paul –Teodorczyk
AC Fiorentina vs Udinese PICK
After winning at home in previous round we expect from the two teams to play in Florence a fully open and efficient match.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.87 at 10bet (down to 1.80 can be played)
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