With a League position of sixth, Udinese will be nine places higher than struggling Spezia, when they visit Dino Manuzzi.
Spezia Calcio go into this game with one point secured
Time will tell, whether Spezia’s recent run of poor form is about to change. However Thiago Motta will be keen to turn his season around with this game, following the recent defeat to Lazio, which followed a disappointing 2-2 draw against Cagliari.
Spezia will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose one game this Serie A season. They currently stand fifteenth in the League, with one point drawn one game and lost one game.
A win in this fixture would take Spezia Calcio’s points to 4 in the League.
Good Attacking Performance
Spezia have a good scoring record this season, with three netted so far. Their stand out attacking players have been Daniele Verde (1), Emmanuel Gyasi (1), and Simone Bastoni (1). Thiago Motta will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with eight goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.
It is likely that two key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Thiago Motta and his Spezia team.
Udinese have four points to their name, going into this tie
Udinese will be buoyant, following a 3-0 home win against Venezia in their last fixture.
Success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if Udinese can continue to extend their winning streak from one games then Luca Gotti’s squad will have an incredible season. They currently sit in sixth place, with a total of four points having won one game and drawn one game.
Victory for Udinese would take their points tally to 7 so far this season.
Udinese may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Spezia Calcio v Udinese – Head-to-Heads.
Spezia and Udinese have faced each other three times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Spezia’s favour (2 – 1). In addition, Spezia are unbeaten in their last two meetings played at Dino Manuzzi against Udinese. In their most recent meeting of this fixture Spezia Calcio delivered a 0-1 away win. As we can see both teams have scored in their last match and it’s rated at 60.24% that both sides get on the scoresheet again on Sunday.
The match odds suggest a 43.29 percent probability of an Udinese win.