After the break for international competitions, Udinese did not return as they wish and seeks to return to their bad moment on Thursday at the Stadio Friuli, where they will play with Perugia for the Italian Cup fourth round. The home side come here in the hangover of two consecutive defeats, always by the minimum margin, and now seeks to give back to this bad moment in the league with a win in the Italian Cup. Perugia, who had a good start to the season, have come here in a bad shape, only one win in the last 10 consecutive games.
Udinese will arrive here after having eliminated Frosinone in the third qualifying round, even before the start of the Italian championship, and are looking for their first title here, with the 2009/10 and 2013/14 semi-finals being as far away as arrived recently. This has not been a bad season for Udinese, who have struggled to get their place in the Italian league, ranking 14th with only 12 points, 2 above the waterline, and has already lost 9 in 13 matches played.
The Bianconeri already have 9 home games this season, 8 for the league and 1 for this competition, having won 4 and lost the remaining 5, with 15 goals scored and 16 goals conceded. The team lost their last two meetings at the reception to Cagliari and Naples, both 0-1. However, now with the reception to a team of a lower echelon, and with the factor home on their side, this may be the best time for the Bianconeri to turn the round of this bad wave of results.
In their last 5 official matches, Udinese have a record of 2 wins and 3 losses. This sequence of results began with a defeat by 2-6 in the reception to Juventus. There followed a 0-1 victory at Sassuolo, a 2-1 win at Atalanta, a 0-1 defeat at Cagliari, and on the final day, a 0-1 defeat at the Naples.
Perugia, for his part, arrived here after overcoming Gubbio 1910 and Benevento in the previous qualifiers, once again reaching the fourth round, where he has not been able to move forward in the last 10 years. The Grifoni are also far from achieving a positive season, ranking 14th in the Serie B table with 19 points in 16 games, being just 2 points above the relegation places.
The team have had 6 defeats added in the last 10 consecutive games, although in the last 5 games it has suffered only 1 snub, and out of doors is also not where Perugia has better results, having won only 2 of his 10 trips made this season, 9 for the league and 1 for this Italian Cup, where he lost 5, with a total of 18 goals scored and 16 goals conceded. This move to Udinese will not be sweet, but the team has managed to improve in the last few days and may have a say.
In their last 5 official matches, Perugia has a record of 1 win, 3 draws and 1 loss. This sequence of results began with a 3-3 draw at Cremonese. There followed a 1-1 draw at the Avellino reception, a 1-0 defeat at Venezia, a 5-0 win at Carpi, and on the final round, a 1-1 draw at Ternana .
Udinese win @ 1.55