We also look at the opportunities to frisk the fixtures and find some opportunities in Italy.
Fiorentina host Udinese with a chance to win and move into 2nd spot; 1 point behind leaders Inter Milan. Fiorentina have let their title aspirations slip in the recent weeks as they have now drawn 2 straight games against Sassuolo and Empoli. They will want to take this opportunity to resurrect their form in front of their home fans. Fiorentina 2nd best scoring team in the Serie A with 27 goals from 14 games, They have also scored a minimum of 2 goals for 6 straight games until that run was halted against Sassuolo in mid-week. Fiorentina’s form has been led by Kalinic who has netted 9 goals, Babacar with 4 goals and Ilicic with 4 penalty goals. The offensive style that has been instilled by Paolo Sousa has set the team well to set up a solid defence and break a lot on the counter attack.
Udinese have been doing quite well to position themselves into 14th spot in the table with 18 points. Their games have seen 31 goals in those games, which is slightly more than 2 game. They have managed to score a goal in their last 4 straight games with 8 goals coming in that duration; so they look in decent form in front of goal. Théréau (5 goals), Agyemang-Badu (3 goals) and Zapata (3 goals). Their away games have seen them seen 18 goals in the 7 games; showcasing their inability to keep it tight at the back, but also snatch a goal or two on the road.
4 out of the lats 5 games between the 2 sides have seen over 2.5 goals lands, the last being a 2-2 in March between the 2 sides. With Udinese generally free-spirited and Fiorentina looking for goals; I like there to be goals in this encounter.