For Lazio Rome is on Wednesday evening with a catch-up game of the 25th Game Day a very important match on the program. After only one point from the last three league games, the Biancoceleste have slipped to eighth place. With a win at home against Udinese Calcio Lazio could shorten the gap to sixth place to a point. The chances of a threesome are not bad, because the guests from Friuli have been without league goals for twelve league games.
Udinese Calcio is fighting against relegation again this season. After 31 games, the Bianconeri are in 16th place, only three points ahead of the first relegation rank. With a success in the catch-up game, the “Little Zebras” could advance to rank 13. Already on Saturday Udinese was a guest in the Roman Stadio Olimpico. With the 0: 1 at AS Roma the Friulaner had to accept the first defeat under the new coach Igor Tudor. Is there the next defeat for Udinese in Rome within four days?
If you believe in the duel Lazio vs. Rome. Udinese the odds of bookmakers, the answer to this question is “Yes!”. The home side will go to the betting markets as clear favorites in the race. As the odds of a home win are so low, the betting base at the Serie A pick-up match Lazio vs. Rome.
Lazio had to play at AC Milan on Saturday. The guests got the better start, but missed some good opportunities. Only after about 30 minutes, the hosts came into play better. The narrow and until the end exciting game in the second half was decided by a penalty for Milan. After the game it had come to unpleasant scenes. The Frenchman Bakayoko had exchanged the jersey with the Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi. Then Bakayoko had waved with his teammate Franck Kessie the jersey as a kind of trophy in front of the Lazio fans. Thereupon, there had been scuffles in the field. Now the Italian federation determines in the case.
Lazio is having a hard time this season, especially away from home. With 18 points from 13 games, the club is only in ninth place on the away table. In Rome, it is much better with eight wins, three draws and three defeats. The 27 points mean the sixth place in the home table. After the first round, the men of coach Simone Inzaghi still in a good fourth place. In the back round table, the Lazali occupy only eighth place. In the Coppa Italia, the Biancoceleste have reached the semi-finals in which they were 0-0 against Milan in the first leg. The second leg in Milan will be on 24th April. The hosts have to give up Wednesday’s injured Jordan Lukaku, Valon Berisha, Adam Marusic and Stefan Radu. Luis Alberto and Joaquín Correa are suspended. Without Luis Alberto, Milinkovic-Savic will probably have to take care of the creative moments in midfield.
After defeating Napoli 2-0 on Matchday 28, coach Davide Nicola had been dismissed at Udinese Calcio. The club was then in 16th place, only one point before the first relegation rank. Nicola had replaced the Spaniard Julio Velazquez as coach in November. As a new coach Friulaner now committed the Croat Igor Tudor. Tudor had looked after the club in the previous season on the last four matchdays and rescued from relegation. The start under the new coach was promising with two wins and a draw from the first three games. With the 0: 1 at AS Roma on Saturday, the Bianconeri but had to accept the first bankruptcy under Tudor. In a heavy rainfall, Edin Dzeko scored the only goal of the day.
Thus, the “Little Zebras” continue to float in acute danger of relegation. Especially away, the club from Udine is having a hard time. In 13 appearances the Bianconeri collected with only one victory and four draws only seven points. Only three Serie A teams were off-field this season. Overall, Calcio has been waiting for 12 league away games for a win. In front of their own fans were with five wins, three draws and six bankruptcies at least 18 points. This puts the club in 15th place in the home table. With seven points from eight re-runs, Udinese Calcio is also the second-worst team in the second half of the season. After all, the trend in the first three games under the new coach Tudor clearly showed up. Udinese is injured in Rome without Valon Behrami, Antonin Barak, Bram Nuytinck and Nicholas Opoku.