Udinese vs Genoa by Isaiah
Udinese may scored first away to Chievo back in the weekend after just 51 seconds, but they did a very bad first half and they accepted two goals. To the second half they tried to equalize, Basta had shot to the bar and Heurtaux lost an amazing chance to equalize.
Anyway, they failed to win another away game and noone is happy with the way things are going for them in the league so far. It seems that they try to play good football but they have lot of dead spaces to their game, although they manage to create chances to score with ease. Goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic and defender Maurizio Domizzi are still sidelined with injuries, but attacking midfielder Giampiero Pinzi returns to action. Di Natale will start at the top of the attack with Luis Muriel moving a little more behind him.
Genoa had a very mediocre game against Livorno at home, they only managed to threat a few times with Calaio, but finally they failed to reach a goal. It looks like Genoa were still left in the euphoria of the victory in the derby against Sampdoria, and that they are facing problems against teams that are playing full defense.
Their coach Fabio Liberani stated that in the next two games team will rotate a lot. Main left back Giovanni Marchese and defender Thomas Manfredini are both suspended, while sub goalkeeper Antonio Donnarumma, left back Luca Antonelli and main midfielder Juraj Kucka are all sidelined with injuries. Main defender Alessandro Gamberini, midfielder Davide Biondini and striker Emanuele Calaio faced injuries during last two days but they are included in the squad for today's match.
Udinese is greatly improvent with the presence in the lineup of Di Natalie and Muriel at the same time, and for me it is sure that they will want to give answers tonight and convince that they have a good team after the defeat at Chievo.