Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Udinese were on the verge of beating Fiorentina on Wednesday evening, but they eventually shared the spoils with Viola at their Dacia Arena. The Zebrette, though, proved their worth in the 2-2 draw with Viola and they are certainly high on confidence ahead of the trip to Reggio Emilia. Sassuolo defeated Genoa in their last home game in the Serie A, but Chievo proved to be a big catch for the Neroverdi in Wednesday’s football match. The hosts are eager to return to winning ways in the national championship and seeing that Udinese are not regarded as good travelers, we predict that Eusebio Di Francesco’s men are going to pick up all three points from the match. It has to be noted that Sassuolo are undefeated in previous four meetings with Udinese. When the two teams met in the Serie A earlier in 2016 they shared the spoils (1-1).
Highlighted Player (Francesco Magnanelli):
Francesco Magnanelli is a Sassuolo midfielder, who was born on 12 November, 1984. His main position is defensive midfield, but he plays as a central midfielder as well. Magnanelli began his senior career at Gubbio and he played for the club in lower leagues from 2000 to 2002.
He was part of Chievo during the 2002/2003 season, but he did not see any game action during his spelt with the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi outfit. The Italian footballer joined Fiorentina in 2003 and he moved to Sangiovannesse one year later. After making seven league appearances for the club, Francesco Magnanelli made probably the best decision of his career when he signed a contract with Sassuolo in June 2015.
He has been playing for the Neroverdi on regular basis and he scored one goal in 34 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. His contract with Sassuolo expires on 30 June, 2017.
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.