Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Bologna and Udinese go head to head at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in the opening match of Sunday’s program. The Rossoblu are on a three-game winless run in Serie A, and seeing that key attacker Marko Arnautovic missed Austria’s EURO 2024 qualifiers against Estonia (2-1) and Azerbaijan (4-1) with injury, home win should not be considered. Nicola Bagnolini has yet to overcome a shoulder injury, while fellow midfielder Nicolas Dominguez is a major doubt.
The Zebrette, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 3-1 win over Milan, but beating Bologna on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that both teams should be happy with one point from Sunday’s encounter. As for the visiting team, all Rodrigo Becao, Walace, and Nehuen Perez are banned for the match, while Enzo Ebosse misses out with an ACL injury.
Highlighted Player (Marko Arnautovic):
An Austrian footballer born on 19 April 1986, Marko Arnautovic represented a number of Austrian top sides on youth level, but it was at Twente that his professional career began. The winger needed a while to nail down a regular starting berth, but he impressed in his first full season to score 12 Eredivisie goals and earn a lucrative move to Inter Milan.
The unprofessional behaviour seriously cut short his stay at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, but the highly rated footballer was able to kick start his career at Werder Bremen. The successful spell in Bundesliga saw him secure a move to Stoke City, where he has played his best football up to date.
A powerful footballer capable of scoring from distance, Arnautovic is able to operate as a winger, centre forward or attacking midfielder, and he has also impressed playing for the Austria national team. The forward scored 3 goals in the qualifying campaign to help Das Team qualify for the Euro 2016 finals, taking his total goal tally past 10 strikes.
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.