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Preview: Udinese vs Salernitana - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Serie A clash between Udinese and Salernitana, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Both sides, who lost on day one, will try to score their first Serie A points of the new season. Udinese host Salernitana Saturday.

The hosts lost 4-2 to reigning champions Milan, while the southern visitors lost at home to Roma.

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They briefly threatened to ruin Milan’s party, but Udinese returned empty-handed from the first league game of the 2022-23 season last week as the Scudetto holders returned to competitive action.

rear Rodrigo Becao Surprised the San Siro with an early header – the third goal of his career against Brazilian defender Rossoneri – the new manager looked like it Andrea Sottil He had a perfect start in Serie A and is already making progress in the Coppa Italia.

But keeping Milan within arm’s reach is a lot harder than knocking little Feral Pizarro out of the cup. Adam MasinaAn equalizer to make the scoreline 2-2 at the break, Udinese were eventually beaten to the better side.

Huluilani, who finished 12th last season, is content to avoid relegation without really threatening a place in Europe. Destiny Udogi Another year at the club.

With a Premier League berth lined up next summer, Udoghier could play a role in Udinese’s attempt to stave off a three-game losing streak at home in Serie A.

The Bianconeri have won three of their last four matches against top-flight Salernitana, so this weekend is a golden opportunity.

Luigi Sepe of Salernitana responds on March 4, 2022© Reuters

Fighting to retain their Serie A status, including success during their last trip to Udine, Salernitana still maintain their best unbeaten away streak in Italy’s top tier.

The Salerno side narrowly avoided expulsion from the league over ownership issues just a few months ago and defied the odds to survive relegation in May.

As David NicolaIt ended with the lowest number of points to avoid relegation since the beginning of the era of 1 win and 3 losses.

Salernitana, who lost 1-0 to Roma at the Stadio Arechi, had been relegated from the Coppa Italia to Serie B side Parma, and Nicola wants to start the team’s campaign at the Dacia Arena.

Accustomed to life outside the top league, the Campania club have lost both of their first two Serie A games in two of their last three Serie A seasons. their side this weekend.

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Coach Andrea Sottil at Udinese on 13 August 2022© Reuters

Andrea Sotil will bring Destiny Udogier back to the squad on Saturday after being rejected by one of his star players on opening day.

Udogiye, who is back on loan for the season, will likely play on the left side of the hosts’ familiar 3-5-2 formation, but Adam Masina has scored at San Siro in his absence and is back on the pitch again. I would like to start.

As usual, Gerard Deulofeu After scoring 13 goals in Serie A last season, he provides the Bianconeri’s main attacking threat. Isaac Success When beto They are competing to have a former Watford man as their partner on the front line.

Salernitana’s attack options are: ederson When Milan Juric Over the summer, but 39 years old Franck Ribery The Norwegian forward who will remain at the club Eric Bottem A veteran winger with 15 goals in the Elite Serien last season Antonio Candreva After his transfer from Sampdoria, he offers width.

The latter made his Serie A debut for Udinese in 2008 and since then has scored five goals against opponents of the week.

Davide Nicola showed a new signature Domagoi Bladarich and Serbian midfielder Ivan Radvanovich Needing to return from an injury that caused him to miss the Roma visit, the former was able to feature on the visitors’ left flank.

Candidates for the Udinese starting lineup:
Silvestri; Bekao, Naitink, Perez. Ebosere, Pereira, Wallace, Makengo and Udogi.Deulofeu, success

Candidates for the Salernitana starting lineup:
Sepe; Jumber, Fazio, Bron. Candreva, Vilhena, Maggiore, Kastanos, Bradaric; Boteim, Bonazzoli

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We say: Udinese 2-1 Salernitana

Udinese scored almost twice as many goals as Salernitana last season and started the season with two away goals. Still putting some recruits to bed, it’s unlikely that the visitor will match the host when it comes to fluency in his final third.

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