Serie A Inter Milan vs Udinese – Mauro Icardi tipped to lead Nerazzurri to victory

Inter Milan vs Udinese Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Inter Milan are tipped to win when they host Udinese in an Italian Serie A clash at the San Siro on Saturday. Over 2.5 goals offers additional value while Mauro Icardi is the tip in the first goalscorer market.

Internazionale Form & Team News

Inter Milan crashed out of the UEFA Champions League in midweek after ending their group stage campaign in third position. Luciano Spalletti’s team are still one of the frontrunners in the Serie A as they sit third on the table behind champions Juventus and Napoli.
The Nerazzuri appear to have hit a rough patch at the moment having suffered a 1-0 defeat to Juventus last weekend followed by a 1-1 draw against PSV in the Champions League. They however, still have a solid home record in the Serie A having won their last five matches at the San Siro and are priced at 1.38 to win.
Mauro Icardi was on target in midweek in the champions league and is set to lead the line on Saturday. The striker has scored eight league goals this season and is good value to find the net at anytime at 1.80.
Mauro Icardi has scored eight goals for Inter Milan in Serie A this season (Getty Images)

Udinese Calcio Form & Team News

Udinese have been disappointing in the Serie A this season as they are currently battling close to the relegation zone. Davide Nicola’s men are 17th on the table, just two points off the drop having claimed three wins and suffered eight defeats from 15 matches.
The visitors have lost three of their last five Serie A matches, including a 3-1 defeat at home to Atalanta on Sunday. They fell behind early against La Dea and despite grabbing an equalizer before the break through Kevin Lasagna, the hosts went on to concede two more goals in the second half.

Inter Milan vs Udinese Head-to-Head

Inter have the upper hand in this fixture with 27 wins in 51 previous matches against Udinese. The hosts also have the edge in recent meetings having emerged victorious five times in the last six clashes.
Both teams won away from home last season with Udinese claiming a 3-1 victory at the San Siro while Inter Milan triumphed 4-0 in the reverse fixture.
Inter Milan have won five of their last six matches with Udinese (Getty Images)

Inter Milan vs Udinese Match Up

Icardi will be the one to watch for inter Milan having scored eight goals this season. The Argentine has also netted six times in eight matches against Udinese and is likely to add to his tally on Saturday.
Udinese have struggled in attack this season with the likes of Lasagna, Lukasz Teodorczyk and Darwin Machis combining for just three goals. They also have a poor record at the San Siro with five defeats in their last seven matches.

Inter Milan vs Udinese Key Statistics

  • Inter Milan have won their last 5 home matches (Serie A).
  • Inter Milan have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (Serie A).
  • Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi has scored 6 goals in 10 matches against Udinese (Serie A).
  • Udinese have lost 5 of their last 6 matches against Inter Milan (Serie A).

Verdict

Mauro Icardi has a great record against Udinese, scoring in both matches against Udinese last season and I’m backing the Argentine striker to be the first goalscorer. I expect Inter Milan to be too strong on Saturday with value in the win & over 2.5 goals market.
Best Bet: Inter Milan Win & Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 – 4 Units
Value Bet: Mauro Icardi Score & Inter Milan Win @ 2.15 – 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Mauro Icardi @ 4.10 – 1 Unit

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