Our match prediction:
Following back-to-back heavy defeats to the likes of Juventus (0-4) and Palermo (1-4), Udinese played out a goalless draw with Lazio on Sunday afternoon. That certainly helped the team regain a much-needed confidence and the Zebrette will certainly give their best to return to winning ways in the Serie A when they take on Empoli at Stadio Carlo Castellani on Wednesday evening. The Azzurri were demolished by Napoli (1-5) at Stadio San Paolo at the weekend and considering that both teams have been struggling at the back of late, I would not be surprised if we see goals galore in Empoli on Wednesday evening. Udinese aim to escape the danger zone, whilst Marco Giampaolo’s charges want to move a tad closer to the European places. Anyhow, both teams will be happy with one point from the Stadio Carlo Castellani game and there is every chance they will play out a high-scoring draw this time out.
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.