Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Milan are high on confidence following back-to-back wins over Inter and Palermo. The Rossoneri started scoring on a more consistent basis and they are considered favourites on paper to emerge triumphant in Sunday’s game against Udinese. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men, though, will have to prove their worth on the field and they can’t afford any complacency against the Zebrette. Udinese do not seem to be at the top of their game and seeing that they are on a five-match winless run ahead of the trip to Milano, we are tempted to back the Rossoneri to record their third consecutive win in Serie A. A win over Stefano Colantuono’s men would see Milan climb to the Europa League positions and taking into account that Sinisa Mihajlovic can count on his key players for the San Siro clash, anything but a routine home win will be a major surprise. Carlos Bacca has been scoring goals for fun of late and the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the Colombian superstar.
Highlighted Player (Diego Lopez):
Diego Lopez is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Milan in the Serie A. Lopez was born in Paradela on 3 November, 1981 and he played for Lugo during his youth career. He made two appearances for Lugo at senior level as well, but in 2000 he joined Real Madrid.
The 196-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for both Real Madrid C and Real Madrid B and he made just two appearances for the first team during his first spell at Real Madrid. After spending five seasons at Villarreal (2007-2012) the Spanish goalkeeper played for Sevilla in the 2012/2013 La Liga campaign, but he made no more than eight league appearances for los Sevillanos.
He returned to Real Madrid on January, 2013 and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular, replacing Iker Casillas in the starting XI. However, Real Madrid fans wanted to see Iker between the posts and, as a result, Diego Lopez was forced to join Milan in 2014. Lopez has only one cap for Spain national team.
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.