Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Sant’Elia will host Sunday’s football game between Cagliari and Udinese. The Rossoblu aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Torino and Chievo and a win over Udinese would see them escape the danger zone in the Serie A standings. Cagliari are after their fifth home win of the season and it has to be noted that they scored 2+ goals in each of their six home games this season. The Zebrette, on the other hand, are on a three-match winless run in the Italian top flight and that is one of the reasons why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Marco Borriello, who has netted five goals this season, is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up and we predict that he is going to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. Taking everything into account, home win appears on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Daniele Dessena):
Daniele Dessena is an Italian footballer who was born in Parma on 10 May, 1987. He is a product of Parma’s youth school and he continued played for the Gli Emiliani at senior level. After making 81 league appearances for Parma the 183-cm-tall midfielder joined Sampdoria in 2008, but he spent no more than one season at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Dessena signed a deal with fellow Serie A team Cagliari on 31 August, 2009 and he scored his first goal for the club against his former club Parma. In 2010 he returned to Sampdoria and this time out he spent two seasons at the club. It has to be noted that Dessena has a total of 55 league appearances for Sampdoria.
After impressing during his loan spell with Cagliari, the club chiefs signed a permanent deal with the midfielder in July, 2012 and he has been playing for the Rossoblu ever since. Dessena has 20 caps for Italy U21 and he was a part of the team that won a bronze medal at the 2009 European Championship.
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.