Udinese - Genoa Betting Preview: Why backing a goal glut can prove profitable

Neither side has yet hit top gear in Serie A this season but our tipster is expecting plenty of goals when Francesco Guidolin's side take on Fabio Liverani's on Tuesday night
Two sides yet to find their best form so far this season go hea to head in what promises to be a keenly contested encounter in Serie A on Tuesday night.

Udinese play host to Genoa and, with both sides having collected just four points from their opening four games, each manager will be eager to see their respective sides return to winning ways here.

The home side are warm favourites at 8/11 (1.73) with Coral to collect all three points on Tuesday while the visitors can be backed at 15/4 (4.75) with the same firm to emerge victorious. Draw backers may be tempted by Coral’s 13/5 (3.60) quote that the contest ends in a stalemate.

Udinese were without veteran striker Antonio Di Natale for Saturday’s defeat against Chievo and manager Francesco Guidolin may be tempted to recall the 35-year-old Italian internationalist for Tuesday’s crunch clash.

A lack of goals, though, has rarely hampered Udinese’s progress this season, as they have notched at least one goal in each of the eight competitive fixtures that they have played in all competitions this season.

Defensive deficiencies, though, have haunted Guidolin’s side as they have managed just one competitive clean sheet this term - a 4-0 home triumph over Bosnian side Siroki Brijeg in the Europa League.

Genoa ran out as 3-0 winners in their last away-day outing against Sampdoria and Fabio Liverani’s men are certainly capable of hitting the target on Tuesday.

With that in mind, the 19/20 (1.95) quote from Coral for more than two goals to be scored when these sides meet offers plenty of appeal and is the recommended play here.

The possible return of Di Natale could add an extra dimension to Udinese’s play in the final third and the home side look decent value to edge an entertaining contest against Fabio Liverani’s side.

Therefore, Coral’s chunky 3/1 (4.0) quote for both teams to score and Udinese to win looks too big to ignore and should be supported by punters accordingly.

Over 2.5 goals at 19/20 (1.95) 2pts stake with Coral Both teams to score and Udinese to win at 3/1 (4.0) 1pt stake with Coral

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