Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Dacia Arena will host Sunday’s Serie A game between Udinese and Atalanta, the two teams who sit in the Champions League berth ahead of Matchday 9. The Zebrette came from behind to beat Verona in the “City of Love”, with the team extending their winning run to six games, but they face a difficult task against the Orobici. Adam Masina remains on the sidelines with injury, while fellow defender Leonardo Buta faces race against clock to be fit for the match.
The visitors, on the other hand, proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Roma (1-0) and Fiorentina (1-0). Atalanta have been impressive at the back of late, and we are positive that they will rely on their rock-solid defence in Sunday’s clash. Anyhow, given Udinese’s splendid form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Rafael Toloi is sidelined with injury for the visiting side, while Duvan Zapata should recover in time to face the Zebrette.
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 (Atalanta):
Atalanta Bergamasco Calcio, better known as Atalanta Bergamo is an Italian football club from Bergamo which was founded in 1907 and is currently active in the Serie A.
The club host it’s home games in the Atleti Azzuri d’Italia stadium which holds a capacity of 27 000 sats. The club colors of Atalanta Bergamo are blue and black. Atalanta Bergamo holds the nickname Nerazzuri which is the same as Inter Milan.
Biggest succes of Atalanta Bergamo was in 1963 where the club managed to win the national cup (Coppa Italia). Atalanta won the Serie B three times (in 1959, 1984, 2006 and 2011). In Europe the club from Bergamo managed to stunt and reached the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.