Serie A – Lazio to face Udinese on Match-day 10

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Sunday Serie A action from the Stadio Olympico, as Lazio take on Udinese.

BothLazio and Udinese currently share Champion’s League qualification hopes, as they occupy third and fourth in the League, respectively.

Lazio face his opponents with equal points, both teams will doubtless be keen to make progress

Returning to match-winning form, following a defeat is always a tough challenge, but that is what Lazio need now, after their loss to Fiorentina at Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Also, Lazio keep finding the winning formula this season, that’s four in a row now, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. With a third position in the league and 6 wins, 1 losses and 2 draws, they currently have 20 points in the League having won six matches, drawn two fixtures, and lost one game.

When Lazio host Udinese, they will do so on the back of four victories and one defeats on their own ground.

A win in this fixture, would take Lazio’s points from 20 to 23, so far this season.

Good atacking and defensive team

It’s an easy statement to make, but to win you simply have to score more goals than your opponent. Lazio have been consistently applying this principle, whilst remaining defensively solid as a unit this season, with five goals in their previous games. They have a good scoring average of 21 goals (20 from open play and one penalty). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Ciro Immobile (6), Luis Alberto (3), and Mattia Zaccagni (3).

Udinese face their opponents, equal on points, with both keen to make progress

Udinese have dropped five points in their last two encounters, drawing 2-2 at Atalanta and losing 1-2 to Hellas Verona.

Also, Udinese keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last seven matches is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With 20 points (6W, 1L and 2D), they are established in fourth position in the League having won six meetings, drawn two matches, and lost one game.

Udinese will travel to Lazio with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with three wins and one losses.

Udinese will have secured 23 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

Udinese have a good scoring record this season, with 19 netted so far. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Beto (5), Iyenoma Destiny Udogie (2), and Lazar Samardzic (2). Udinese have conceded 10 goals.

Andrea Sottil will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Udinese players.

Lazio v Udinese – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Lazio and Udinese have faced each other 58 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Lazio’s favour (32 – 13). In addition, Lazio recent form against Udinese has been outstanding, winning on thirteen out of the last 19 meetings. The last time they played each other in this competition was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Other players of note for Lazio are Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto with six goals each and for Udinese are Beto and Iyenoma Destiny Udogie with five goals both.