Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After rolling over Vicenza 6-1 in their last warm-up game, Milan will look to start their title defence in style when they take on Udinese at Stadio San Siro. The Rossoneri were scoring goals for fun in pre-season, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash as well. Samu Castillejo, Franck Kessie, and Alessio Romagnoli have left the club in the summer, but new signings Divock Origi and Charles De Ketelaere should help the title-holders improve their game.
There are no injury worries in the home team ahead of the season opener. The Zebrette, on the other hand, failed to beat Milan in the previous five meetings between the two sides at Stadio San Siro, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Udinese boss can’t count on duo Buta – Arslan for the opener.
Highlighted Player (Sandro Tonali):
After starting his youth career at Piacenza back in 2009, Sandro Tonali moved to Brescia three years later. The 181-cm-tall defender has been playing for le Rondinelle ever since and it has to be noted that he made his debut with the Stadio Mario Rigamonti outfit on August 26, 2017 in a 2-1 defeat to Avellino.
Sandro Tonali scored his first ever league goal for Brescia in a 4-2 loss to Salernitana on April 28, 2018. The talented midfielder, who was born in Lodi on May 8, 2000, represents Italy U21 team in international matches.
He made his debut with the Italy U21 national team on June 19, 2019 in a 1-0 defeat to Poland. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. Sandro’s preferred foot is right and his contract with Brescia should expire on June 30, 2021.
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.