Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Mapei Stadium – Citta del Tricolore will host Friday’s football game between Sassuolo and Udinese. Sassuolo have been playing above expectations at the start of the season, with the team sitting in the second place in the standings ahead of Matchday 7. The Neroverdi did well to beat Napoli 2-0 at Stadio Olimpico at the weekend, meaning that they are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Udinese.
The Zebrette, on the other hand, have already suffered five defeats in the new Serie A campaign, and it is no wonder they are seen as underdogs in Friday’s showdown. The likes of Toljan and Haraslin are rated doubtful for the hosts, while Caputo and Romagna should miss out through injury. As for the visiting team, the likes of Jajalo, Mandragora, Walace, and Coulibaly are all likely to miss the Sassuolo game through injury.
Highlighted Player (Domenico Berardi):
Once one of the most promising young players in Serie A, Domenico Berardi is the Italian footballer that plays for Sassuolo and the Italy national team. Born in Cairati, Calabria, the forward begun his professional career back in 2012, when he helped the Neroverdi win Serie B and play in Serie A next season and was named as the best player of the competition, only 18 years of age.
He made his first appearance for the Italy U19 national team in the same season. His excellent performances draw the attention of Juventus and the Old Lady confirmed in the beginning of the Season 2013/14 that Domenico Berardi joined the club on a co-ownership deal.
The player never played for Juventus because he remained in Sassuolo and he recently signed a new contract with the Neroverdi. The 24-year-old right winger, who can also play as a left winger and a second striker, made his first appearance in the senior national team in June 2018.
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.