Udinese are in desperate need of a win as they host AC Milan on Saturday. The Bianconeri are currently in 16th place in Serie A, just one point above the relegation zone. They have only won two of their 20 league matches so far this season, and they have been struggling to keep clean sheets.
Udinese’s last two defeats have come in the final 15 minutes of the game, and they have conceded 12 goals in the second half of matches this season. That is a major concern for coach Gabriele Cioffi, who will be hoping that his team can find a way to hold on to leads in the future.
Udinese have a good record against Milan, having won their last two meetings between the two sides. They will be hoping that they can continue that form on Saturday, but they will need to be at their best to overcome a Milan side that is looking to bounce back from their Coppa Italia exit to Roma.
Milan are currently in fifth place in Serie A, but they are nine points behind leaders Inter Milan. They have won their last three league matches, but they have been struggling on the road, having won only once in their last six away games.
The key battle in the match will be between Udinese striker Beto and Milan defender Fikayo Tomori. Beto has scored eight goals in 20 league appearances for Udinese this season, while Tomori has been one of Milan’s best players this season.
It is a tough task for Udinese, but they have the potential to cause an upset. If they can get their fans behind them and find a way to keep Milan out, they could just sneak a win.