Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris will host Sunday’s football game between Genoa and Udinese. The Rossoblu have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team failing to build on a 3-0 win over Milan at the weekend. Genoa suffered a 3-0 loss to Atalanta in Bergamo on Matchday 11 and it is more than obvious that Ivan Juric’s men produce much better performances in front of home fans. Udinese, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team scoring 2+ goals in each of their previous three league fixtures. The Zebrette aim to climb to the top half of the standings, but seeing that they often struggle on the travels, we are not tempted to put our money on the visitors this time out. Genoa are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that Ivan Juric’s troops will extend their unbeaten run at their Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris to six games.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Cassano):
Antonio Cassano is a legendary Italian footballer who played for a number of Serie A teams in the past. The “Fanantonio” used to play for the likes of Bari, Roma, Milan, Inter and Parma in the past and he currently plays for Sampdoria.
The experience attacker, who was born on 12 July, 1982 has 39 caps for Italy and he represented the Azzurri at Euro 2004. Italy won the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, but Cassano was left out of the squad following a poor season with Real Madrid. The Italian ace made 19 league appearances for los Blancos, scoring two goals for the club between 2006 and 2008.
Antonio Cassano is a striker, but he is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. During his spell with Milan he was suffering from ischemic-based cerebral damage in 2011, but he eventually recovered from the illness. He returned to action on 25 April, 2012 against Genoa and he found the net on his return.
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.