Return Fixture Sees Salernitana Face Udinese

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This time Udinese make the journey to Stadio Arechi to face Salernitana, where they will endeavour to take points from the home team.

This clash sees twelfth play seventeenth, as struggling Udinese visit Stadio Arechi to face Salernitana.

Salernitana go into this fixture with 31 points secured

Salernitana have dropped four points in their last two matches – 1-1 at Empoli and 1-1 at Cagliari.

Also, Salernitana are quickly becoming the Serie A’s draw specialists, having recorded two in their last two fixtures. With 31 points (7W, 20L and 10D), they are established in seventeenth position in the League having won seven games, drawn 10 meetings, and lost 20 meetings.

When Salernitana host Udinese, they will do so on the back of three wins, six darts, and nine losses on their own ground.

Victory for Salernitana would take their points tally to 34 so far this season.

Salernitana may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Udinese’s Serie A season, has so far seen them gain 44 points, going into this game

Udinese have dropped five points in their last two games – a 2-3 defeat at Spezia Calcio and 1-1 draw at Sassuolo.

Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so two losses in three meetings would not make this a successful season for Udinese. With a twelfth position in the league and 10 wins, 13 losses and 14 draws, they currently have 44 points in the League having won 10 meetings, drawn 14 games, and lost 13 fixtures.

Udinese’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Salernitana. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won four meetings, drawn seven matches, and lost seven matches.

A victory for Udinese would put them on 47 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Udinese have a good scoring record this season, with 57 netted so far (55 from open play and two penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Gerard Deulofeu (6), Iyenoma Destiny Udogie (4), and Nahuel Molina (4). Udinese have shown a poor defensive display so far, having conceded 58 goals in their previous fixtures.

Udinese’s squad will likely be depleted of three of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

Salernitana v Udinese – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Udinese with a greater number of wins. In the last meetings, they have enjoyed two victories, to Salernitana’s one win. Additionally, Udinese have seen victory two meetings played at Stadio Arechi against Salernitana. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-1 away win for Udinese.

Players to watch

For Salernitana, Federico Bonazzoli is one of the top performing players after having scoredseven goals in 37 League matches this season, while Gerard Deulofeu, one of their best scorers, has nettedsix goals in 37 League games this campaign for Udinese.

Other standout players for Salernitana are Simone Verdi and Milan Djuric with five goals and three goals respectively and for Udinese are Iyenoma Destiny Udogie and Nahuel Molina with four goals and four goals respectively.