Udinese vs. AC Milan / Serie A – This Sunday’s match of the 23rd round of Italian Serie A also attracts a fair deal of attention given that two old rivals are about to face each other. Both teams are positioned in the upper half of table where ninth-placed Udinese has two points fewer than Milan, which has three-game winning streak in the league and will surely try two win all three points now against Udiense. Let’s add that their match played at the San Siro last autumn ended as Milan’s victory 2-1. Begins: 04.02.2018 – 15:00 CET
However, their match played last year in Udine had ended with the same result. The home team won and their fans hope now in positive result of match with great rival from Milan. In previous round Udinese had made a very valuable home victory over Genoa 1-0, which at the same time ended their three-game winless streak of two draws and one defeat. True, generally speaking coach Oddo players are doing well recently and fully deservedly occupy a place in mid-table.
In order to do something more they need another series of victories, like one they had near the end of previous year thanks to which they finally created sound point difference over teams in the drop zone. Let’s add that due to injuries still out of action are defenders Widemer and Adnan, while suspended stopper Samir cannot play on Sunday. Regarding changes in the roster that happened in the winter transfer window they brought only defender Zampana from Pescara, while forwards Bajic, Matos and Ewandro were lent to other teams.
Probable lineups Udinese: Bizzarri – Angella, Danilo, Nuytinck – Larsen, Fofana, Behrami, Jankto, Pezzella – de Paul, Lasagna
We can freely say that the guests from Milan are at the moment in the best shape since the season started, given their six-game unbeaten streak of even for wins and two draws. The positive series started with triumph over the city rival in the quarter-finals of Coppa Italia. After that Milan firstly drew with Fiorentina away and then won Crotone and Lazio at home, and Cagliari away.
In that way the Rossoneri have again joined the race for European positions, and they will certainly seek their chance to do the same through the Cup, where they drew 1st semi-final leg with Lazio 0-0 four days ago. True, coach Gattuso had rested most of standard starters in that match but they should all play now except of course for injured defenders Conti and Rodriguez. Let’s add that goalkeeper Gabriel and stopper Paletta have left the team, while at the same time they brought no new players.
Probable lineups AC Milan: G. Donnarumma – Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Antonelli – Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura – Suso, Cutrone, Calhanoglu
Udinese – AC Milan PICK
Both teams are still in the race for European positions and will both certainly seek two win all three points on Sunday against direct competitor, which means there should be goals on both sides of the pitch.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.83 at 10bet (down to 1.76 can be played)