AS Roma wants to accelerate and gain points over its rivals. The home match against Udinese seems to be the right one to collect 3 points and seriously confirm the lead of the Serie A.
The upcoming midweek match between AS Roma and Udinese is very important for Garcia’s guys that are in the middle of a terrible week made of serious clashes valid for the Serie A and the UEFA Champions League.
This match has been played 82 times with the following outcomes: 39 wins for the giallorossi, 20 wins for the bianconeri and 23 draws. AS Roma has scored in 18 of the last 19 league meetings against Udinese and winning 13 times. In 8 of the last 9 games between AS Roma and Udinese both teams scored for a total amount of 34 goals. The giallorossi have score for 20 straight games in the Italian Serie A, something that they weren’t able to do since September 2008. The negative news for Rudi Garcia’s team is that AS Roma has suffered 12 goals in the last 13 Serie A matches. On the other side, Udinese is in a positive trend, Colantuono’s guys are undefeated in 4 matches (2 wins and 2 draws.)
Stats provided by OPTA
AS Roma (4-3-3): Szczesny; Florenzi, Rudiger, Manolas, Digne; Nainggolan, Vainqueur, Pjanic; Iago Falque, Dzeko, Gervinho.
Disqualified: De Rossi, Salah
Unavailable: Strootman, Keita, Totti
Udinese (3-5-1-1): Karnezis; Wague, Danilo, Felipe; Edenilson, Badu, Lodi, Bruno Fernandes, Adnan; Thereau, Di Natale.
Unavailable: Guilherme, Merkel, Zapata D., Kone, Domizzi