Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Following an unlucky 2-1 loss to Milan, Spezia will look to give fans some cheer when they face Udinese on Matchday 14. The Bianconeri are now on a three-game losing run in the Serie A, with the reputable bookies see them as underdogs in Tuesday’s clash. Daniel Maldini should keep his place up front after scoring a wonder goal against his former club, while midfielder Viktor Kovalenko remains in the treatment room.
The Zebrette, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back draws against Cremonese and Lecce. Udinese are eyeing their fourth away win of the process, but given Spezia’s fine display in the Stadio San Siro defeat, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Both Sandi Lovric and Rodrigo Becao are sidelined with injuries, while Adam Masina is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Daniele Padelli):
Daniele Padelli is a professional footballer who played for the likes of Lecco and Como during his youth career. During his spell with Como, he caught the eye of Sampdoria scouts and went on to join the Serie A outfit in 2004. However, he did not see any game action during his spell at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
After spending several seasons on loan at Pizzighettone, Crotone, Liverpool, Pisa, Avellino and Bari he joined Udinese on 31 August, 2011. The Italian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with the Zebrette and he signed a permanent contract with the club on 27 August, 2012. However, it has to be noted that the 193-cm-tall shoot-stopper played no more than nine league games for Udinese between 2011 and 2013.
On 29 May, 2013 he joined Torino on a free transfer and he has been playing for Juve’s local rivals ever since. Padelli made 35 appearances for Torino in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign and he conceded 50 goals in the process, while keeping six clean sheets.
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.