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Serie A preview and odds: Fiorentina vs Udinese


Published on: 05/12/2015

Serie A preview and odds: Fiorentina vs Udinese

December 06, 2015 14:00pm - Stadio Artemio Franchi

Serie A

Fiorentina will be looking to extend their five-game unbeaten run when they welcome mid-table Udinese to the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday afternoon.

La Viola slip to third after pair of draws

Fiorentina are unbeaten in five games but back-to-back draws against Empoli and Sassoulo have left them in third place in the table with 14 games played. La Voila had previously enjoyed a spell at the top of the table but are now two points adrift of pace-setters Napoli.

The home side have scored in all of their games at the Stadio Artemio Franchi this term and have kept four clean sheets. However, they have conceded in the last three games on home soil. In total, they have won five, drawn one and lost one in Florence.

Zebrette back in business

Udinese bounced back from a recent three-game winless run with back-to-back wins against Sampdoria and Chievo. As a result, they have risen to 11th place in the table and could break into the top ten if they can upset the home team this weekend.

The visitors have actually fared slightly better on the road this season having won three of their seven away games alongside a draw and three defeats. Their early season prospects were hindered by a four game losing run that left them near the bottom of the table but since then they have a respectable record of W4 D3 L2.

Team news

The home side have no new injury concerns ahead of this clash. Meanwhile, the visitors will continue without the injured trio of Guilherme, Duvan Zapata and Panagiotis Kone.

Recent form (League)

Fiorentina: DDWWW

Udinese: WWLDL

Betting odds and tips

Sousa’s men have been strong at home this season and should have enough to overcome their inconsistent visitors. Nikola Kalinic has already scored nine goals this season and is expected to return to the starting line-up for the home side. He can be backed at 7/5 to score anytime with Paddypower.

Published on: 05/12/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (05/12/2015 15:14:56) but are subject to change.