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The swaying Udinese needs a result on Sunday-afternoon against the already played out Bologna to be sure of life retention. It promises to be a hot afternoon in Udine.
Udinese had to deal with an unprecedented form dip in recent months and seemed to be on the way to the eighteenth place at a rapid pace. In a series of fourteen matches, two meager points were played together, and Udinese seemed to drop to the Serie B. Just when Udinese actually seemed to end up under the line, some light appeared at the end of the tunnel. Igor Tudor took the helm of the dismissed Massimo Oddo and under his leadership Udinese got four points from the last three matches.
That the victory of last week against the already degraded Hellas Verona was crucial may rightly be called an understatement. Antonin Barak opened the score in the twentieth minute in Verona and that goal proved to be just enough to take the three points home: 0-1. It was the first victory of Udinese since the end of January.
Udinese now faces a lot of pressure for the match against Bologna. Cagliari, SPAL and Crotone are all worse than the formation of Tudor, but it could be just that Udinese still degrades on the last day of play. The hole with number eighteen Crotone is only two points. Tudor will have to form his midfield without Valon Behrami. The Swiss collected his fifth yellow card of the season last week and he will have to sit a suspension.
Bologna will close again this season at the bottom of the middle class and with that the formation of trainer Roberto Donadoni meets the expectations. The current number thirteen of the Serie A could rise a position on the last day of play and Bologna would do a lot better than last season. Then the team finished on the fifteenth place. Nevertheless, the current position does not cause euphoria among the fans. The supporters seem to want Donadoni and that is why it is in line with expectations that the coach will leave the club. The performance is therefore not too good. The current gap with the dreaded line is four points and that is why Bologna is just out of balance on the last matchday.
Bologna has managed to prevent a disaster scenario, but that is what has been said. The last eleven matches only earned a victory over the degraded Hellas Verona and that is why it is not surprising that the fans start to murmur. It is also striking that eight of the last nine defeats were suffered with a goal difference. Juventus is the only team that recently made a bigger difference on the board (3-1).
Bologna is already safe and therefore it remains to be seen to what extent Donadoni’s players are motivated for the last away match against Udinese. In terms of physical condition within his selection, the coach does not have much to complain about, but the lack of the absolute will to win might be a problem for the visitors.
Udinese vs Bologna head to head matches
30.12.17 SA Bologna Udinese 1 : 2
30.04.17 SA Bologna Udinese 4 : 0
05.12.16 SA Udinese Bologna 1 : 0
14.02.16 SA Udinese Bologna 0 : 1
27.09.15 SA Bologna Udinese 1 : 2