Serie A Betting: Stubborn Genoa to lock out Udinese

Udinese 1.85, the draw 3.50, Genoa 4.50

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin was at a loss to explain his side's poor start to the season. 

Speaking to the press on Monday, the former Genoa boss contended that expectations had been raised too high by his team’s strong finish to the previous campaign - when they won eight games in a row to snatch a Europa League spot – but also acknowledged that their performances had not been good enough this time around.

The Friuliani have collected four points from four games so far against modest opposition. 

Genoa might also be defined as such, but have at least looked solid since switching to a more defensive 3-5-2 over the last two games.

They have achieved consecutive clean sheets since making the change, and with Udinese’s Antonio Di Natale (pictured) struggling to make his usual impact, this seems likely to be a low-scoring affair. 

Best bet

Under 2.5 goals at 1.75.