Next Match: away to Livorno, December 21
Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin expects a strong performance from his players when they take on Livorno in Tuscany on Saturday. The Friuli outfit is just four points clear of the drop zone. Sunday's 2-0 home defeat to Torino was the Bianconeri's fourth defeat in their last six league games and dropped Udinese to 15th place in Serie A. "The next game with Livorno will be crucial," Guidolin said. "We need to be determined and hungry. I have taken this team to qualify for Europe four times and in my career I have never had to fight for (Serie A) survival. However, this is our current situation and we must do our best to get out of it." Udinese have won just one - they beat Sassuolo 2-1 on October 30 - and lost six of their eight games away from home this season.