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The perfect victim for Balotelli
Even though the hype around his transfer has been huge, the excitement surrounding Balotelli is more to do with potential than potency right now.
That's because in 20 games for Manchester City this season, the Italian managed just three goals—a paltry return compared to last season when he was averaging more than a goal every second game.
And with the Milan derby just three weeks away, Allegri will want his new prize pupil firing on all cylinders.
Udinese are weak at the back, having conceded almost as many as they've scored in Serie A this term. That's not a bad place to start for a stuttering striker looking to find some confidence in front of goal.