Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Venezia will be aiming to put an end to their five-game losing run when they take on Udinese at Stadio Pierluigi Penzo on Matchday 32. Venezia’s Serie A status is in great danger, and, no doubt, Sunday’s clash could be the turning point for the relegation strugglers. Thomas Henry is back from suspension, while both Lezzerini and Romero are out of contention with injuries.
The Zebrette, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 5-1 win over Cagliari, but seeing that the hosts want this win more than the visitors, we predict that Gabriele Cioffi’s troops will return home empty-handed. Pablo Mari is back from suspension, while both Deulofeu and Perez are major doubts, and the duo will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. In the first half of the season Udinese outplayed Venezia 3-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Nicolas Andrade):
Nicolas Andrade is a Brazilian goalkeeper who plays for Hellas Verona in Serie A. Nicolas was born in Colorado de Oeste on April 12, 1988 and he is a product of Atletico Mineiro youth school. The 190-cm-tall shot-stopper played for the likes of Villa Nova, Tombense and Anapolina in Brazil before joining Italian side Hellas Verona in 2010.
In 2014 he was sent on loan to Virtus Lanciano and he made 35 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2014/2015 season the Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with Trapani, but he eventually returned to the “City of Love”. Nicolas managed to keep no less than 17 clean sheets in 42 appearances for Hellas Verona in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign.
He has established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper at Verona, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Brazil national football team. His contract with the Mastini should expire on June 30, 2019.
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.