Sampdoria and Udinese are trying to climb the table in the second half of the season. Udinese enters Monday in 14th place with 20 points and Sampdoria sits in 15th place with 18 points.
If Sampdora win, they’d move into 12th place, climbing several spots in the table. If Udinese gets a win on the road, they’d climb higher, into 11th place at least, maybe even 10th if they win by a margin of more than two goals. Udinese is also coming off a big win against INter Milan.
“My players did a fantastic job, especially in the first half,” Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin said. “We deserved to go through.
“We really needed this win because we went into the game having endured a painful home defeat to Verona. Now this victory should be a launchpad to get our season on track.
“We need to recover our energy and focus on taking three points at Sampdoria on Monday. The team reacted in a convincing manner against Inter and they will have to do so again in order for us to climb up in the Serie A standings.”
Date: January 13
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Genova, Italy
Stadium: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris
TV Info: beIN Sports USA
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC
Live Stream: beIN Sport Play
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