Top Two Tips for Udinese vs Lecce
Udinese will be looking to make a return to winning ways when they play host to Lecce in Serie A on Friday night. The hosts have gone five games in all competitions without a win, getting knocked out of the Coppa Italia in the process. Visiting Lecce sit one place above the relegation zone as things stand and have also failed to win any of their last five matches.
Udinese to Win
Udinese started the new season in great form and still look like they could challenge for the European places despite now sitting 8th in the table. The hosts have won four of their last six encounters with Lecce in league and cup, and we're backing the home side to secure all 3pts in this game. Beto made his return to the Udinese side from the bench last weekend and we expect their top scorer to be in the starting eleven on Friday against a leaky Lecce defence. The visitors have lost their last two away games and have only managed to pick up 2pts from their last five fixtures.
Norberto Beto to Score
Beto top scores for Udinese this season with 5-goals in Serie A alone and should make his return to the starting lineup to face Lecce on Friday. Without Beto in the side, Udinese have struggled and their form has dipped considerably. Having the 24-year-old Portuguese striker back in the team will be a huge boost and we're backing Beto to score against Lecce and help guide Udinese to all 3pts.
Udinese vs Lecce: The very latest stats and markets
Both teams hoping to end five-game winless runs
Udinese made the trip to bottom of the table Cremonese last time out for a game that won't live long in the memory. Udinese controlled most of the game but just couldn't convert any of their chances and while Beto came off the bench, the club's top goalscorer was unable to carve out a goal that surely would have won the game. That point leaves Udinese sitting 8th in the table on 22pts, the same as Juventus who are ahead via goal difference.
Udinese Predicted Lineup – Silvestri, Ebosse, Pérez, Udogie, Pereyra, Arslan, Walace, Lovrić, Bijol, Deulofeu & Success
Lecce put up a good fight at home to Juventus, only conceding one goal, but still ended up losing the game. Failing to score for a second game on the run cost Lecce once again as a 73rd-minute effort from Fagiolo [proved enough for the Italian giants to secure all 3pts. Lecce sit 2pts and one place above the relegation zone heading into this weekend's latest fixtures, so a win against Udinese would relieve some of the pressure that is building.
Lecce Predicted Lineup – Falcone, Baschirotto, Pongračic, Gendrey, Gallo, Blin, Hjulmand, Gonzàlez, Ceesay, Oudin & Strefezza
Udinese: Sandi Lovric, Rodrigo Becão and Adam Masina are the three main injury concerns for the hosts.
Lecce: the visitors have no fresh injury concerns or suspended players ahead of the trip to Udinese.
FAQ for Udinese vs Lecce
- Who are the favourites to win? – Udinese are the big favourite with the bookmakers.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Udinese 1-2 Lecce.
- What time is kick-off? – 19:45 GMT, 20:45 CET.