Udinese vs Cagliari prediction, odds & betting tips – 18/02/2024

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Udinese vs Cagliari prediction
Udinese are aiming to build a head of steam by beating relegation rivals Cagliari
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Udinese will be determined to secure a second Serie A victory on the spin when they take on fellow relegation candidates Cagliari on Sunday. View our free Serie A betting tips for the fixture below.

Udinese vs Cagliari predictions: Udinese can strike a vital blow in relegation battle

Udinese vs Cagliari predictions
Our pick

⚽Match Result prediction

Udinese to Win

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Udinese 1-0 Cagliari

⚽ Total Goals prediction

Under 2.5 Goals

Both Udinese and Cagliari have been troubled by relegation worries this season, though Le Zebrette’s shock win at Juventus last week allayed some of those fears and with their confidence peaking, another win could be in the offing on Sunday.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Cagliari are the underdogs

  • HOME: 20/23 (1.87) – 53.5%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%
  • AWAY: 13/4 (4.25) – 23.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Udinese’s superb unexpected win at Juventus last weekend pushed them three points clear of the drop zone, while Cagliari’s loss to Lazio (1-3) was their fourth defeat in a row, keeping them down in second-last spot.

Last five H2Hs: Udinese out for revenge

Coppa Italia 01/11/23

Udinese

Udinese

1
Cagliari

Cagliari

2

Italy Serie A 17/09/23

Cagliari

Cagliari

0
Udinese

Udinese

0

Italy Serie A 03/04/22

Udinese

Udinese

5
Cagliari

Cagliari

1

Italy Serie A 18/12/21

Cagliari

Cagliari

0
Udinese

Udinese

4

Italy Serie A 21/04/21

Udinese

Udinese

0
Cagliari

Cagliari

1

Cagliari knocked Udinese out of the Coppa Italia in November, though Udinese claimed seven points from their last three meetings with Cagliari in Serie A.

Team news and form guide

Udinese: Hosts could name same XI

Vivaldo, Enzo Ebosse and Gerard Deulofeu are injured at present while Jaka Bijol has a slightly sprained ankle and could also sit this one out.

Predicted lineup: Okoye – Perez, Gianteii, Kristensen – Ehizibue, Lovric, Walace, Samardzic, Zemura – Thauvin, Lucca

Italy Serie A 14/04/24

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Roma

Roma

1

Udinese

Udinese

1

Italy Serie A 08/04/24

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Inter Milan

Inter Milan

2

Udinese

Udinese

1

Italy Serie A 01/04/24

D

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

1

Udinese

Udinese

1

America Friendlies 25/03/24

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Padova

Padova

3

Udinese

Udinese

2

Italy Serie A 16/03/24

L

Torino

Torino

2

Udinese

Udinese

0

Cagliari: Visitor’s squad looks stretched

Simone Aresti is suspended for Cagliari while the visitors will also be without Marco Mancosu, Eldor Shomurodov and Marko Rog. Gaetano Oristanio, Suleman Kakari and Panteleimon Hatzidiakos are doubtful.

Predicted lineup: Scuffet – Zappa, Mina, Obert – Nandez, Makoumbou, Deiola, Azzi – Viola, Gaetano, Lapadula

Italy Serie A 14/04/24

D

Inter Milan

Inter Milan

2

Cagliari

Cagliari

2

Italy Serie A 07/04/24

W

Atalanta

Atalanta

1

Cagliari

Cagliari

2

Italy Serie A 01/04/24

D

Verona

Verona

1

Cagliari

Cagliari

1

Italy Serie A 16/03/24

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Monza

Monza

1

Cagliari

Cagliari

0

Italy Serie A 09/03/24

W

Salernitana

Salernitana

2

Cagliari

Cagliari

4

Our free expert picks: Udinese to build momentum with 1-0 win

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Udinese have been installed as Sunday’s expected winners and the hosts could look to Lorenzo Lucca to deliver a match-defining moment. The striker is priced at 9/5 (2.80) to score anytime and he has already notched six Serie A goals this term.

Hot tip – Udinese to Win

  • Udinese have won two of their last three league meetings with Cagliari.
  • Cagliari were beaten in each of their last four matches in Serie A.

Other tips

Udinese 1-0 Cagliari

  • Udinese beat Juventus 1-0 in their last Serie A assignment.
  • Cagliari have scored just seven times in 12 away fixtures combined this term.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • 100% of Udinese’s last three Serie A fixtures have featured under 2.5 goals.
  • Udinese and Cagliari drew 0-0 in the reverse league fixture between the teams in September.
Udinese vs Cagliari prediction
Maduka Okoye could be difficult to beat between the sticks – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Maduka Okoye

Nigerian keeper Maduka Okoye has forced his way into the first-team reckoning at Udinese since the turn of the New Year and the 24-year-old should be hard to dislodge after some fine displays between the sticks.

Okoyo’s sharp reflexes could be key

The former Watford keeper made a string of saves to earn three points for Udinese at Juventus last week and that was the second time in three runouts where he was his team’s Man-of-the-Match. Okoyo could be just as influential on Sunday.


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