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Preview: Lazio – Udinese

Lazio will be maintaining their fourth place in Serie A regardless of today’s result. However, they will be looking to keep up with the top three, as they host 13th-placed Udinese today.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Lazio welcome Udinese to the Stadio Olimpico – the visitors come into this one in good spirits following back to back wins. Lazio are in blistering form at the moment and as a result have found themselves right in the mixer at the top end of the table, 3 points behind leaders Napoli.

The host’s home form has been impeccable this season, with a single defeat coming at the hands of unbeaten Napoli – an excusable loss for “Le Aquile”, the eagles of Rome.

There has been over 2.5 goals (total) in Lazio’s last 10 matches, and in 7 of Udinese’s last 8 in the league. The hosts have scored 2+ goals here in 7 of their last 9 encounters with Udinese. Lazio are unbeaten in 7 head to heads both home and away.

During the corresponding fixture of last season, both teams received a red card – Danilo (Udinese) and Matri (Lazio), now of Sassuolo, saw the red mist descend last time out.

In an effort to stop anti-semitism being perpetuated by Serie A fans, a passage from Anne Frank’s diary will be read before all Serie A games this weekend due to fresh concerns about hate spreading through the game following a recent incident at the Stadio Olimpico. The Lazio players wore an image of her on their shirts last time out vs Bologna.

 

Missing players

Lazio: F. Anderson (doubtful), D. Basta (doubtful), D. Di Gennaro (doubtful), F. Marchetti (doubtful), Wallace (doubtful)

Udinese: V. Behrami (thigh injury), E. Hallfredsson (calf injury).