Newly-promoted Cremonese are finding life in Serie A tough having only managed to pick up 4pts from their opening 11 matches and they are yet to win a game this season. Visiting Udinese have made a fantastic start to the season but have dropped off in recent weeks following a run of three league games without a win.
Over 2.5 Goals
Each of the last three meetings between Cremonese and Udinese have ended with at least three goals being scored, and we're hopeful of being treated to another goal-fest this weekend. Four of Cremonese's last six outings in league and cup have witnessed over 2.5 goals scored while five of Udinese's last six fixtures have also produced at least three goals, adding plenty of weight to our prediction.
Both Teams to Score
Each of the four previous meetings between these two clubs have ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard. These two sides might not have played one another since the late 90s but there is plenty of evidence in each team's recent form to suggest that both teams will score on Sunday. Four of the hosts' and five of the visitors' last six outings in all competitions have ended with both teams finding the back of the net.
All you need to know ahead of Cremonese vs Udinese
Can Cremonese move off the foot of the table this weekend?
Cremonese might have had the home advantage against Sampdoria last time out but it didn't aid them in their search for their first victory of the campaign. The two sides went in at the break goalless following a fairly dull opening 45-minutes. The second half seemed to be heading in the same direction until Colley fired Sampdoria in front with just 12-minutes left on the clock, a goal that proved enough to down Cremonese.
Cremonese Predicted Lineup: Carnesecchi, Bianchetti, Lochoshvili, Sernicola, Valeri, Aiwu, Meïté, Pickel, Ascacíbar, Dessers & Okereke
Udinese had been backed to beat Torino at the Dacia Arena but it was the visitor that took the lead in the 14th-minute through Aina. Deulofeu got the hosts back onto level terms in the 26th-minute and the halftime scoreline read 1-1. The next goal was always going to prove key in this very evenly matched game and in the 69th-minute Pellegri scored the winning goal for Torino, silencing the Udinese fans.
Udinese Predicted Lineup: Silvestri, Ebosse, Pérez, Udogie, Pereyra, Walace, Makengo, Bijol, Samardžić, Deulofeu & Success
Cremonese: Ionut Radu and Vlad Chiriches will both miss out this weekend due to injury.
Udinese: Rodrigo Becão and Adam Masina look set to miss the trip to Cremonese this Sunday.
Cremonese vs Udinese: Your Questions
- Who are the favourites to win? – Udinese are the bookmaker's pick to win.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Cremonese 2-2 Udinese.
- What time is kick-off? – 14:00 BST, 15:00 CET.