Udinese vs Sampdoria Match Analysis & Prediction
08/05/2023 7:30 pm
Sampdoria will be looking to give their narrow Serie A survival hopes a boost on Monday when they make the trip to Dacia Arena to face Udinese.
The visitors are currently sitted rock bottom, 10 points from safety of 17th place, while Udinese are 12th, boasting 43 points from their 33 matches this season.
Udinese held Napoli to a 1-1 draw on Thursday, but the result allowed Luciano Spallett’s side to be confirmed as champions with five matches remaining.
Andrea Sottil’s side will now be looking to build on the positive result when they host Sampdoria, but there is not too much for the hosts to play for in the latter stages of the campaign.
A total of 43 points from 33 matches had left Udinese in 12th place in the standings, 16 points ahead of the bottom three – so they can no longer be relegated – while they are 15 points off the top six.
Udinese, who finished 12th in Serie A last season, have actually lost just twice at home in the league this season, but they have been the draw specialists, sharing the points on nine occasions on familiar territory.
Sottil’s side have also won their last two matches against Sampdoria, including a 1-0 victory when the two sides met for the reverse fixture towards the end of January.
Sampdoria have not played outside of Serie A since the 2011-12 campaign and have actually finished ninth in two of their last four season at this level of football.
However, they have found it incredibly difficult this season, winning just three of their 33 league matches, drawing another eight to collect 17 points, which has left them bottom of the table.
Sampdoria have found it difficult on their travels in the league this season, picking up just nine points from 16 matches, while they are winless in their last six Serie A matches, including defeats to Fiorentina and Torino in their last two.
Udinese vs. Sampdoria Head to head
In the 53 previous meetings between these two teams, Udinese have claimed 14 victories while Sampdoria have won 24, and they have drawn in 15. Sampdoria have scored 94 goals and conceded 74 in the process.
Udinese Team News
Udinese will again be missing three players on Monday through injury, with Isaac Success, Enzo Ebosse and Gerard Deulofeu in the treatment room.
Ilija Nestorovski led the line against Napoli with support from Roberto Pereyra and that is again expected to be the case here.
Udinese's Last 5 Matches
Sampdoria Team News
Sampdoria’s Emil Audero, Andrea Conti and Ignacio Pussetto are expected to miss the game due to fitness issues.
The visitors will also be without the services of Bruno Amione, who was sent off in the final exchanges of the 2-0 home defeat to Torino last week.
Sampdoria's Last 5 Matches
Udinese vs. Sampdoria: Odds and Predictions
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