Udinese – Atalanta
Udinese welcomes Atalanta in a match from the 11th round of the Italian Serie A.
Udinese are 13th in the league standings after the first ten rounds. They have a record of three wins and seven defeats. Goal difference is 16:21. In their last five matches they lost three times, but managed to win twice – against Sampdoria and Sassuolo.
Atalanta are 9th in the league standings at the moment. The club from Bergamo, who qualified for the Europa League last season, have 15 points and a record of four wins, three draws and three defeats. But now they are in a run of two consecutive wins, recorded against Bologna and Verona.
Let’s have a look at the team news before this match.
Udinese will be without the suspended Samir Santos, while Bram Nuytinck and Assane Gnoukouri are doubtful for the match.
In same time Atalanta could be without Joao Schmidt, who is struggling with a meniscus injury.
There are three players in Udinese’s squad who have scored twice since the start of the new season. They are Rodrigo de Paul, Maxi Lopez and Kevin Lasagna. You can be sure that Udinese’s manager Luigi Delneri is going to rely on them about breaking Atalanta’s defense.
In same time Atalanta will rely on Alejandro Gomez (3 goals), Bryan Cristante (3 goals), Josip Ilicic (2 goals), Remo Freuler (2 goals), Andreas Cornelius (2 goals) and Andrea Petagna (2 goals). These are the players who are scoring most often for Atalanta since the start of the new campaign and most surely the manager Gian Piero Gasperini will expect from them more of the same against Udinese.
Atalanta are the better team, but do not be too quick to write Udinese off. They will have the home ground advantage, so this could be important in this game.