Roma vs Udinese Match Analysis & Prediction
16/04/2023 9:45 pm
After a disappointing start to their Europa League quarter-final tie in midweek, Roma will be looking to stay on track for a top-four finish in Serie A when they host Udinese on Sunday.
While Udinese secured a surprise 4-0 victory in September’s reverse fixture, they have picked up just one point from two matches ahead of their trip to the capital, where Roma have won nine times out of 14 in the league.
Beaten by the team they defeated to win last year’s Europa Conference League final, Roma will have an opportunity to redeem themselves and make it into the semis when they reconvene with Feyenoord next week, but first they return to Serie A duty on Sunday.
After Paulo Dybala’s early penalty earned a 1-0 victory over Torino last time out in the league, they have now won without conceding a goal on eight separete occasions in 2023 – a record equalled by Napoli – and sit third in the table with nine matches remaining.
Beating Torino ended a six-game wait for an away win, and Roma are now back on home soil in search of another victory against one of their favourite visitors – they have won eight of their last nine league meetings with Udinese at Stadio Olimpico.
Following up their thrashing of Roma back in the autumn will prove no mean feat for a Udinese side that have failed to maintain their form of those days, when they were being touted by some optimists as potential top-six contenders.
Sandi Lovric was on target last weekend, when Beto’s stoppage-time conversion from the spot rescued a point at home to Monza, after Udinese had conceded twice in the space of 10 minutes after the break.
Previously beaten in Bologna, Andrea Sottil’s side have only won two of their last 11 away matches in Serie A and have failed to score on four of their last seven away games, so a trip to the Olimpico could prove quite daunting.
Roma vs. Udinese Head to head
In the 63 previous meetings between these two teams, Roma have claimed 34 victories while Udinese have won 17, and they have drawn in 12. Udinese have scored 72 goals and conceded 103 in the process.
Roma Team News
Ola Solbakken and Rick Karsdorp remain unavailable for Roma, but Georginio Wijnaldum, Diego Llorente and Stefan El Shaarawy could all come into the starting lineup.
In the aftermath of their trip to the Netherlands, Paulo Dybala and Tammy Abraham are both set to miss out through thigh and shoulder injuries respectively.
Roma's Last 5 Matches
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Udinese Team News
Udinese’s Beto reached double figures for the 2022-23 campaign last week, but his last away goal dates back to October.
Roberto Pereyra will be back from suspension to take the captain’s armband, but Gerard Deulofeu may not return from a long layoff until later this month.
Udinese's Last 5 Matches
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Roma vs. Udinese: Odds and Predictions
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