Internazionale and Udinese meet at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, in a match for the 17th round of Serie A. The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 2 victories for each team in the last 5 games. But the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 28-05-2017, for the Serie A, which ended with the victory of the Internazionale by (5-2). E. Martins (5 ‘and 54’), I. Perišić (18 ‘), M. Brozović (36’) and G. Angella (78 ‘Autogolo) scored the goals of the match, for Internazionale, and A. Balić ( 76 ‘) and D. Zapata (90′), for Udinese. Udinese has considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 40 points won, after 12 wins and 4 draws. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Chievo, by (5-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Juventus by (0-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor. against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last game they played, for Coppa Italia, they beat Pordenone at home by (5-4), in the shoot-out on penalties.
For this competition, he has not lost 16 games. In their away league matches there are a few frequent results at half-time: 2-0 (3 out of 8 matches) and 0-0 (3 out of 8 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Inter comes to this game after a home draw, to zero, at the reception to Pordenone, to count for the Italian Cup: after the draw at the end of the 90 ‘, Inter won the shoot-off on penalties. The home team usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions and attacks through the sides. In this tactical scheme, the three most advanced players will be Perisic, Icardi and Candreva: to point out that Icardi spearhead presents a lot of competition when it comes to finding spaces and finishing. In the midfield it is possible that Valero, Vecino and Gagliardini act. The technician Luciano Spalletti will not be able to count on Juan Mário, Gnoukouri and Vanheusden, all injured.
The away team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 18 points won, after 6 wins and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Crotone, by (0-3). In the last match, they won in a home match against Benevento, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 29 conceded; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 33 goals scored and 24 conceded. In the last 6 away league matches Udinese has a record of 2 wins and 4 losses, so they have won 6 points out of 18 possible. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 7 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Udinese come to this game motivated, after a home win, 2-0, at the reception to Benevento: Barák and Lasagna, in the first half, scored the goals of the triumph. The foreign team usually acts in a 5-3-2, favoring a faster style of play, being that the two most advanced players are Lopez and Lasagna. The player responsible for defining and leading the attacks of his team is the Czech Barák. Coach Massimo Oddo will only have one absence, due to injury, that of Valon Behrami.
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