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  • October 2, 2010
  • • 17:00
  • • Stadio Communale Friuli, Udine
  • Referee: N. Rizzoli
  • • Attendance: 13968
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Serie A Preview: Udinese – Cesena

Serie A Preview: Udinese – Cesena

The Seahorses will be aiming to return to winning ways…

Off The Mark

Udinese have been the worst team in the Italian top flight so far this season and prior to last weekend’s match against Sampdoria in Genoa had lost all of their four league fixtures. However, the Bianconeri got off the mark with an encouraging 0-0 draw but remain at the foot of the league standings.

Udinese have been in these sorts of situations before and have overcome them too. On Saturday the Udine-based side welcome Cesena at home and will be sincerely seeking all three points in order to take some pressure off them.

Seahorses Sinking Further

Cesena’s bubble seems to have burst as the newly promoted Serie A side are struggling to maintain momentum. After four matches without conceding a goal in the league, the Seahorses have shipped in six in their last two games, losing both of them.

Last weekend’s 4-1 defeat to Napoli at home followed a 2-0 away loss in Catania and Massimo Ficcadenti's side are under pressure now. Cesena’s aim has always been to survive the drop to Serie B and with the reality of a very competitive Italian top flight having already sunk, they will be keen to bounce back and take something from their game against Udinese in Udine.


TEAM NEWS


Udinese

Domizzi, Ferronetti and Denis are unavailable because of injuries. Di Natale and Floro Flores are expected to be the two strikers upfront in a 3-4-1-2 formation.

Cesena

Chiavarini, Budan, Piangerelli and Fatic are out injured. The newly promoted side will start in a 4-3-3 system.

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Players to watch

A. Di Natale

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Di Natale is the Bianconeri’s best hope for goals and the Italy international, who is off the mark in the Italian top flight, will be looking to force the Cesena defence into making mistakes.

E. Giaccherini

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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Giaccherini will have to return to his early season form if Cesena aim to come away from Udine with something. The Italian forward has been the Seahorses' best player so far and he will have to inspire the newly promoted Italian team.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Udinese

Cesena

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Udinese Calcio UDI
Udinese Calcio Udinese
Draw
AC Cesena CES
AC Cesena Cesena
48%
37%
15%

Top 3 Predictions

Udinese Calcio UDI
0 - 0
AC Cesena CES
Udinese Calcio UDI
2 - 0
AC Cesena CES
Udinese Calcio UDI
1 - 0
AC Cesena CES

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