Udinese hosts SPAL
Udinese is currently 8th in the Serie A standings with 28 points won so far. They have a record of 9 wins, 1 draw and 9 defeats. There are four teams with 28 points in the Serie A at the moment and all of them are trailing on just two points behind the 6th Sampdoria and the Europa League qualification. These teams have a realistic chance to chase a participation in Europe next season.
In their last five matches Udinese four consecutive times, but this great run was stopped with a 1-1 draw against Chievo. This was Udinese’s first draw since the beginning of the season.
Meanwhile, SPAL is 17th in the standings with 15 points – the same active as Crotone, who are in the relegation zone. SPAL has a record of 3 wins, 6 draws and 11 defeats. Their only goal this season is survival and they are going to chase it until the end of the season.
In their last five matches, SPAL won just once – against Benevento. Now they are in a run of two consecutive defeats, suffered against Sampdoria and Lazio. The game against Lazio was especially exciting with SPAL losing with 2-5 at home ground.
Based on overall quality and position in the standings, Udinese is the favourite here. They are fighting for European qualification, which is a much more than SPAL’s potential at the moment. Especially at home ground, it’d be surprised if we don’t see Udinese winning this one at home.
The home team could be without the injured Valon Behrami, Ali Adnan and Gabriele Angella, who are having some problems.