The fun end of the table meets the lower end of the Serie A, when AC Milan face off against Udinese. It is a match that offers both sides the opportunity to either consolidate or improve on their position in the Serie A. Ranked as number 14 Udinese have scraped together 16 points from 16 matches. With 38 points, AC Milan earned themselves a place as number 1 in the Serie A following 16 encounters.
Udinese trail AC Milan by double digits in the standings, but beating the league leaders in the Serie A still holds a lot of prestige. The hosts could gain a ton of confidence from a win here.
Udinese are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts on Saturday claimed a steady 15 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 1.5 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 19 goals, or an average of 1.9 goals a game. They clawed out a clean sheet 1 times in this run.
AC Milan enter their next Serie A match, averaging a highly satisfactory 2.3 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a presentable total of 23 goals, while also conceding 15 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times. Here are some betting predictions from the BetFootball team!
Stats and facts for Udinese and AC Milan.
- Udinese did not win the last 4 matches in a row;
- Udinese unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Udinese conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Udinese scored in the last 8 of 10 matches.
- AC Milan has won in the last 5 of 6 matches when playing away;
- AC Milan scored in the last 25 of 27 matches;
- AC Milan scored the last 11 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in AC Milan's last 6 when playing away matches in the row.
Current form — Udinese v. AC Milan
Udinese hoping for fresh start.
It is not all bad, but it is not fantastic either for Udinese right now, with just 2 points from their last 3 matches. They first drew 0-0 against Genoa, followed by another draw. This time 4-4 against Lazio, before going down in a 3-1 defeat against Empoli.
AC Milan looking for more.
Although losing their latest outing, results have generally been decent in the last 3 matches for AC Milan. They first took out Genoa by 0-3 before downing Salernitana by 2-0. The winning streak came to an end against Liverpool, who ran out 1-2 winners.
In a match between two sides performing almost identical in recent weeks, we still favour AC Milan to first make a breakthrough. The bookmakers currently settle the price for at home win at 4.20. Should your betting strategy prefer the long shot, the odds for an away win are 1.90. Adding a draw to the accumulator will get you odds 3.40.
Udinese v. AC Milan — fixture history
The last time Udinese played AC Milan at San Siro, the game finished with a 1-1 scoreline. The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. The bookmakers naturally have prices available on the upcoming encounter. Betting on AC Milan will get you odds 1.90, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with an 53% chance of beating Udinese. You can get a price of 4.20, should you wish to add Udinese to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.
Udinese have been able to win 30% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming AC Milan in the Serie A. In other words, they have a 3-3-4 recent record, with the latter winning 40% of the matches.
Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 4 times in the past 10 matches between Udinese and AC Milan. Both teams found the back of the net 7 times in those 10 matches. When looking for value bets with your betting strategy, adding both teams not to score to accumulator look the smart move.
Current table in the Serie A
The Serie A standings show that Udinese and AC Milan are 22 points and 13 spots apart at the moment. AC Milan will be looking to claim all three points on Saturday to show, they deserve the position at the fun end of the league table. Despite being outsiders, Udinese will no doubt try to make life difficult for the favourites. There is every reason to be excited to see how this game pans out.
Beto has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Udinese are relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, AC Milan will be looking to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 4 goals in his latest games.