Our match prediction:
Milan kicked off the new Serie A campaign with a 3-2 win over Torino, but Napoli proved to be a big catch for the Rossoneri on Matchday 2. Vincenzo Montella’s men were beaten by the Neapolitans at Stadio San Paolo, but they are certainly capable of beating Udinese in front of home fans on Sunday afternoon. Milan are a real force to be reckoned with at home and there is every chance they will extend their goal-scoring run against the Zebrette. Udinese were hammered by Roma at Stadio Olimpico in their first away game of the season and we predict that the visitors are going to experience all sorts of problems in Sunday’s football match against the Rossoneri. Udinese suit Milan and we would not be surprised if Vincenzo Montella’s troops hammer the Zebrette at Stadio San Siro. A man to watch in the home team will be Carlos Bacca.
Highligted Player (Zapata):
The versatile Cristian Zapata is a defender who usually plays as a centre back but can be deployed at full-back on either sides. Although he is naturally right-footed, Zapata is equally skillful with both feet which aids his versatility. Currently plying his trade in Serie A with AC Milan, he started his senior professional career with Deportivo Cali. He later moved to the Serie A club Udinese in 2005 ending up playing 168 games across six seasons with the club. In 2011, he moved to Spain with Villarreal but his stint was short-lived as he came back to Italy next season on loan with Milan. He signed permanently for Milan in 2013. Zapata has been a Colombian senior international since 2008 and was a member of their 2011 Copa America and 2014 World Cup squads. The 29-year-old is generally solid at the back and quick on the counter making him a menace on the wings.
Highlighted Team (Udinese):
Udinese Calcio was founded in 1986 as a part of the Societa Udinesedi Ginnastica. Until the season 1929 the club from Udine was playing in the regional divisions of Italy. In the year 1929 the club was allowed to participate in the Serie B (second highest Italian football division). In 1950 Udinese managed to reach the Serie A. After 5 years the club got downgraded back to the Serie A. After a hectic period Udinese managed to stay in the Serie A since 1995. The best performance of Udinese was in the season 1954/1955 where the club from Udine managed to end second on the table. The only prizes that Udinese won are the Serie B title, Serie C title and the UEFA Intertoto cup. Currently Udinese is playing their games in the Stadio Friuli. The most known nicknames for the club are Bianconeri and Zebrette.Some very known players have ever played for Udinese such as: Bierhoff, Amoroso, Di Natale, Alexis SAnhez and Dino Zoff.