Italy: TIM Cup
Match start: 18:00 (GMT+1)
In addition to earlier occured job swaps that had taken place at Cagliari, Benevento and Genoa also three more dismissals of coaches of three elite division teams had happened during the last week.
Vincenzo Montella (Milan), Cristian Bucchi (Sassuolo) and one of the most experienced specialists of Serie A (the former coach of Chievo, Roma, Juventus, Palermo, Atalanta, Sampdoria, Genoa, Verona and now Udinese) Luigi Delneri have been dismissed already.
Udinese (the head coach Massimo Oddo)
The new coach of Udinese now is famous half back of Lazio, Milan and the national team of Italy Massimo Oddo. 11 years ago during the World Cup 2006 in Germany Massimo Oddo with the squad of squadra azzurra became the World Champion.
But as a coach he is shy. For two seasons Massimo Oddo was heading Pescara (2015-2017) and was dismissed in February 2017 when it became clear that the Dolphins will surely move to Serie B.
Perugia (the head coach Federico Giunti)
His fire baptism as a head coach of the team Federico Giunti has experienced during his last calendar match against Napoli (0:1). Now the hosts of Stadio Friuli are facing the Cup game against the 14th by its status team from Serie B Perugia.
During 5 last calendar matches Perugia had won only one victory over Carpi (5:0). But in general, the game of the Red and Whites fully corresponds to their current status.
This will be the second official match of Massimo Oddo as the head coach of Udinese. It is quite obvious that now the team can make his new coach happy with the first victory. The team is taking now the 14th place but their situation in Serie A is not so terrible and they have the chances to climb up the tournament net of TIM Cup.
Udinese – 1.45, draw – 4.20, Perugia –7.50;
Our tip: Udinese (Asian handicap -1) - odds 1.81 Pinnacle