Atalanta vs Udinese – Betting Preview
Atalanta BC will play Udinese on Saturday night in an effort to rebound from back-to-back losses that have them outside the top four in Serie A.
The Bergamaschi have lost three of their previous four league games, which has caused them to fall behind in the standings for Champions League qualifying. The visitors have lost three of their past five games as well.
Still one of Serie A’s form sides as recently as last month, Atalanta’s losses to Lecce and Sassuolo – in addition to exiting the Coppa Italia against Inter – left them lacking confidence before their encounter with regional rivals Milan last Sunday.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s team lost to their Lombardy neighbours 2-0 at San Siro due to a timid performance, and their chances of competing in the Champions League again the following season have been dimmed by a run of four straight losses across all competitions.
La Dea have only scored once in their last two games after scoring 2.7 goals per game on average at the beginning of 2023. Gasperini will be anxious for his once-promising strike duo of Ademola Lookman and Rasmus Hojlund to start scoring again this weekend.
They have defeated Udinese seven times in their last ten matches in Serie A, so history is undoubtedly on their side before this time’s matchup at Gewiss Stadium. Also, they’ve scored at least one goal in each of their last 15 league games against the Friulani, averaging 2.3 goals.
Udinese’s last victory over Atalanta in the top tier dates back to October 2017, and their most recent clean sheet against them was over eight years ago. This is how long they have gone without a victory in this matchup; after a 2-2 draw in the reverse match in October.
This record is just as depressing to read as the Bianconeri’s recent Serie A form; after being forced to settle for a 2-2 draw at home against Spezia last week, they have won just one and drawn nine of their previous 16 league games.
Angers, who are currently in last place in Ligue 1, are the only team in Europe’s top five leagues to have fewer wins during the same time period, but things could have gone better if they had held onto a 2-1 lead after goals from Beto and Roberto Pereyra rather than giving it back in the 72nd minute.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
Udinese, who has recently developed a reputation as Calcio’s draw specialists, will take on a struggling Atalanta team on Saturday and have the opportunity to earn another point.
But according to the betting market, the home side are the firm favourites @ 1.73.
Udinese are the away underdogs in this one @ 5.50.
The market odds of a stalemate, which has been a feature of Udinese, stands @ 4.20.
Total goals over/under
Let’s analyse the over/under market.
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.87.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.09.
You should bear in mind that Atalanta has scored 12 goals in total in the previous four meetings with Udinese in the Italian top flight.
Even if their home is not at the best right now, the market expects them to win comfortably!