Udinese had all the chances of walking away with something on the road to Torino last Tuesday evening, but only suffered a narrow 1:0 defeat. The only goal was scored early, back in the 16th minute via Belotti, with the guests trying to respond and having some decent chances, but without any success.
Neither they had any luck, having some really good moments after the goal conceded. With this result, Udinese continues to be without a victory since the middle of January – more precisely, they didn’ record a victory in the last eight rounds. Having that in mind, a response is much needed since they are only three points above the relegation worried Lecce.
Midfielder De Paul (24/5) is suspended after picking up the yellow card limit. Another midfielder, Mandragora (26/0) is injured and out too.
Atalanta found themselves in lots of problems after two goals conceded at home against Lazio after only eleven minutes of play. However, slowly they managed to react and found a way to reduce the opponent’s lead before the halftime whistle via a goal from Gosens.
The second halftime completely belonged to them, as Lazio opted for a defensive approach and didn’t have any further solution. It was the hosts who were far more active, getting the deserved victory, in the end, thanks to goals from Malinovsky and Palomino. They are now six points above fifth-placed Roma, still without the possibility to approach the matches in a relaxed way.
The guests should be able to choose from a full squad in this one.
Might easily turn out to a one-sided game
Udinese needs to respond with better performance and more positive results, however, they don’t seem like a side capable of stopping the team from Bergamo at this very moment. Atalanta comes from a morale-boosting home victory over Lazio and should present themselves quite unstoppable in attack comparing to modest Udinese.