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Bitesize Prediction: Udinese vs Bologna – 30/12/23

Competition: Serie A

Market: Bologna win

Odds: 5/4 @ BetUS

Looking to extend on their remarkable Serie A romp this weekend, Bologna will make the trip to the Stadio Friuli when they meet Udinese on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, suffering a late collapse away at Torino last week as they eventually had to settle for a 1-1 stalemate, Udinese find themselves at the heart of a real Serie A struggle. Looking over their shoulder at a looming bottom-three scrap, the Little Zebras currently hold just a one-point buffer from slipping into the relegation play-off spot. Remarkably recording just a single win from any of their first 17 top-flight appearances this season, Gabriele Cioffi has a real job on his hands in the New Year. With their woeful Serie A struggle underlined by a 4-0 drumming at the hands of Italian heavyweights Inter Milan on December 9th, Udinese have certainly shown some extended issues at the back. Signing off November with a 3-1 loss against Roma, Saturday’s hosts have shipped 13 strikes in their previous five outings. Likewise, yet to record a single victory at the Stadio Friuli since opening up the 2023/24 campaign, the one-time Crawley boss should be bracing himself for another stern examination here.

As for the visitors, only continuing on what has been a real Serie A romp this season, Bologna are riding a major wave of momentum. Last seen putting in another eye-catching display as they secured a 1-0 victory against Atalanta, Thiago Motta’s men now have their sights firmly set on clinching a famous European ticket in the New Year. Extending on their Coppa Italia adventure earlier in the month as they secured a stunning 2-1 win away at Inter Milan, the Greyhounds have won all of their previous four domestic appearances across all formats. With their recent purple patch highlighted by a 2-0 victory against Italian icons Roma on December 17th, Bologna will be smelling the chance to make another Serie A statement on Saturday afternoon. Battling it out in the top-four chase, Motta’s men will also be excited by a rampant record against Udinese. Landing a routine 3-0 romp when they welcomed the relegation scrappers to town back on April 2nd, it should also be noted that Motta’s men are unbeaten in all of their previous seven straight showdowns.

Bet: Bologna 5/4 to beat Udinese in Saturday’s Serie A showdown @ BetUS

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