Our recommended bet for Sunday’s clash at the Dacia Arena comes in the form of a score draw between Udinese and Atalanta.
A £10 wager for such an outcome will secure you a return of £42 with 888Sport.
Two sides firmly defying expectations in Serie A are set to lock horns at the Dacia Arena on Sunday, October 9th.
The clash in question will see 3rd play host to 2nd, in a showdown between high-flying Udinese and Atalanta.
Starting with the former, Udinese, without question, have proven the surprise package of the Italian top-flight campaign thus far.
After stuttering to another bottom half finish in 2021/22, the Friulani have since exploded out of the gates this time round, recovering from a shaky start to, remarkably, piecing together a run of six wins from six since late August.
This stretch includes, most notably, a 4-0 drubbing of Jose Mourinho’s Roma, 3-1 downing of Inter Milan and, in their return to action post-international break last weekend, a 2-1 triumph at Hellas Verona.
Such excellence has guided Andrea Sottil’s troops to 3rd spot in the Serie A table, behind only table-topping Napoli, and their upcoming opponents.
With Udinese, in truth, outperforming their talent level in a major, major way, though, the fact is that something must soon give, at least when it comes to their run of successive victories.
And Sunday’s impending meeting with Atalanta looks as good an opportunity as any for as much to come to fruition.
After having major doubts cast over them owing to the departures of key pieces Cristian Romero and Remo Freuler ahead of the season kicking into gear, La Dea have since gone about firmly silencing any remaining doubters.
All told, Gian Piero Gasperini’s ‘great entertainers’ have gone unbeaten through eight gameweeks, bagging six wins in the process.
Such impressive form comes in no small part owing to a new-found defensive solidity in Bergamo, with Atalanta boasting a league-best record of just three goals conceded to date.
Another shutout proved key to their latest three-point haul last weekend, when a solitary strike from summer signing Ademola Lookman proved enough to put Fiorentina to the sword.
We at 101, in turn, predict a hard-fought affair at the Dacia Arena this weekend, with Udinese and Atalanta ultimately sharing the spoils come the full-time whistle.