Udinese v AC Milan Preview

March 7, 2014 | By

Juventus v Roma PreviewItalian Serie A action Saturday Evening comes from the Stadio Communale and features hosts Udinese versus AC Milan.

View our Betting Preview, Team News, Head to Head Statistics, Tips, Picks, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 17:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Udinese v AC Milan Preview, Serie A, Saturday 8th March 2014

Udinese have had a great start to the month of February with three wins on the trot, but that run soon ended as they then lost and drew their last three games of the month. The start to March has also reflected on their run of bad form with a 3 – 0 loss to Cagliari who are now on joint points. This will no doubt be a tough game for Udinese as although AC Milan are not playing that great, they have seen a new spark under manager Clarence Seedorf.

AC Milan will want to get back to winning ways now the challenging game to the Serie A leaders Juventus is over. They did loss the game 2 – 0 which was expected seeing as the Italian Champions are in exceptional form this season. Saturdays game against Udinese will be a must win for manager Seedorf who has so far experienced a mix run of results since taking over recently. A win will see them face Atletico Madrid away from home in better confidence after losing 1 – 0 at home the other week.

Udinese v AC Milan Team News

Udinese Team News:

Udinese will be hoping the clubs top scorer Antonio di Natale will be in top form when facing AC Milan this Saturday, with the Italian veteran currently on 8 goals out of 24 games played this season. Youngster Muriel should be set to start along side him and has so far scored 4 times himself in 16 games played.

AC Milan Team News:

AC Milan’s loan signing Adel Taarabt seems to of made an impact since joining from QPR until the end of the season and the Moroccan has so far scored twice in four games played. As stated a few times in the past it only seems like Mario Balotelli is scoring out of AC Milan’s strike force having scored 10 goals in 18 games in all competitions. The closest striker to him is Brazilian legend Kaka who has 5.

Udinese v AC Milan Head to Head Statistics

In the last 5 head to head statistics we can see that AC Milan just take the lead with 3 wins to 2 loses but in the long term we see 43 matches played in total with AC Milan winning 23 of them to Udinese’s 11. Also we have seen 9 draws with 5 of them with AC Milan away from home. Milan have also won 9 times when visiting Udinese so are not strangers to getting the needed result.

22/01/14 COI AC Milan – Udinese 1 : 2
19/10/13 SEA AC Milan – Udinese 1 : 0
03/02/13 SEA AC Milan – Udinese 2 : 1
23/09/12 SEA Udinese – AC Milan
2 : 1
11/02/12 SEA Udinese – AC Milan 1 : 2

Average Goals Per Game?

In these 43 games played in total we have seen a total of 129 goals scored in total which is giving us an average of 3 goals per game which looks about right with the head to head statistics shown above. So should see a few goals scored on Saturday on BT Sports 1 HD.

Udinese v AC Milan Recent Form (Last 5 Games – Left to Right)

Udinese: L D D D L

AC Milan: L W L W L

AC Milan only slightly have the best form here with two wins and three loses in their last five matches, yet should really be performing a lot better with the current team they have. Udinese are struggling themselves and getting closer to the relegation battle happening just seven points below them.

Udinese v AC Milan Match Betting Odds Market.

Udinese are at home on Saturday and are seen as second best for the result. Form has been very bad for their last five games and the bookmakers see this and have made the best odds available to match @ 9/4 with Coral – Receive £50 Free Bets when Registering a New Account.

The Draw is a good option I feel as both AC Milan and Udinese are not playing at their full potential. AC Milan are the more shocking as with suck a side you would expect them to be putting up more of a challenge. The best odds are currently set @ 9/4 with Bet365 – £200 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

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Udinese v AC Milan Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Saturdays Serie A game with AC Milan verses Udinese is not set up to be a huge spectacle with both sides playing very below par. Milan themselves are under new management seeing Clarence Seedorf come in and try his best. AC Milan you would come to expect to be mounting a serious challenge for the Serie A title yet this year they sit mid table and struggling to put any decent runs together.

Udinese lost at the weekend to Cagliari who are now set on joint points close to the bottom of the table and although Udinese do not need to panic just yet, they should think about how quickly those seven points between them and a relegation battle could creep up on them. With a game against Roma soon to follow Milan I feel it will be the game afterwards against Sassuolo that this side will earn any much needed points.

As for predictions for this game, I personally feel we will see the away side Milan come out victors on the day with a possible Adel Taarabt goal anytime during the game. The other I am going for is a score draw which could prove to be a good choice come Saturday.

The Verdict

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