Udinese vs Bologna Match Analysis & Prediction
15/01/2023 5:00 pm
Udinese will attempt to end a nine-game winless streak in Serie A when they host Bologna on Sunday. Meanwhile, their opponents have lost both matches since returning to action after the World Cup.
Andrea Sottil’s Udinese side has significantly slowed since their blistering start to the Serie A season.
Danilo’s 86th-minute winner for Juventus last weekend means I Bianconeri could go ten league games without a win should they fail to claim all three points against Bologna on Sunday.
However, only the division’s top three sides have lost fewer matches than Udinese this season, suggesting Sottil has still made great progress since taking over during the summer, especially in making them a tougher team to beat.
After a sluggish start to their Serie A return following the end of the Qatar World Cup, Bologna lost to Roma and Atalanta after Teun Koopmeiners and Rasmus Hojlund scored for the hosts at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
Riccardo Orsolini gave I Rossoblu a perfect start with his goal in only the sixth minute. Still, second-half strikes from Koopmeiners and Hojlund saw Gian Piero Gasperini’s side complete a terrific comeback.
The defeat saw Bologna stay in 12th position in the table, with 10 points separating them from Hellas Verona and Sampdoria in the relegation places heading into the weekend’s action.
However, manager Thiago Motta will expect a reaction from his players when they play away against Udinese on Sunday.
Udinese vs. Bologna Head to head
Both sides have 26 games against each with the hosts taking eleven wins, while the visitors with five wins, and ten draws.
Udinese Team News
Udinese will be without former Watford defender Adam Masina, who faces a race against time to feature again this season after rupturing his cruciate ligament in August last year.
Sottil has a fully fit squad, and Gerard Deulofeu could return to provide an attacking spark after missing recent matches with a minor injury.
Udinese's Last 5 Matches
Bologna Team News
Marko Arnautovic, their attacking talisman, is out until mid-February with a foot injury. Lorenzo De Silvestri, Joshua Zirkzee, and Kevin Bonifazi are all doubtful for Sunday’s match. Michel Aebischer and Jerdy Schouten are likely to provide the most natural replacements for Medel and Dominguez in the engine room.
Bologna's Last 5 Matches
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Udinese vs. Bologna: Odds and Predictions
3 Way: Draw
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