Udinese vs SPAL predictions and betting tips for the Serie A fixture on Saturday 18th May 2019. This is a huge match for Udinese, who are still only two points above the relegation zone – SPAL are comfortably in mid-table.
Kick-off time: 2pm
Date: Saturday 18th May
Competition: Serie A
There is no two ways about it, this is a huge match for Udinese. They are in serious danger of being relegated form Serie A but as we all know with Serie A, there is always the chance of a little skulduggery and the prices for this match suggest exactly that. There is no way that Udinese should be 8/15 for this match – SPAL have won three of their last four away matches and this is a terrible time for Udinese to be playing them.
The Zebrette are only two points above the relegation zone but can get themselves to safety with a win here. We’re not predicting this though and depending on the results of Genoa and Empoli below them, the relegation race in Serie A could go down to the last day of the season. SPAL don’t have much to play for but they have not taken their foot off the gas yet. They’ve won six of their last nine matches and their away form is very good. For the first of our Udinese vs SPAL predictions this weekend, we’re looking for the draw at odds of 16/5.
The next tip comes from the anytime goalscorer odds and we’re going to pick a SPAL player for this one. Andrea Petagna scored in the recent 2-1 loss at home to Napoli and recently scored twice at Empoli in a 4-2 victory. He’s 12/5 with Paddy Power to score against Udinese, who have conceded in 75% of their home games. Udinese have been poor in front of goal and they’ve failed to score in four of their last six matches now. This is a real concern for the Udinese manager Igor Tudor as he looks to avoid an embarrassing relegation. It would take a few good performances from the teams below them to actually put Udinese down, but they are not out of the woods.
Both teams to score would be our banker betting tip for this match – the hosts have scored at home against every team outside the top six.
The last of our three Udinese vs SPAL predictions is for the correct score to be 1-1. Even though the odds are heavily backing an Udinese victory, there is no way you can fancy them to win this match with any confidence. SPAL are enjoying the end to their season and they’d be happy with a 1-1 draw. The best odds for this are 15/2 with Bet Victor.
The last two meetings between these sides have ended in a draw.
No team has scored more headed goals than SPAL in Serie A this season (15); in contrast, Udinese have scored the fewest headed goals in the competition (four).
SPAL have won their last two away matches – they’ve never won three in a row away from home.
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