Udinese vs Lazio
2018/19 Italian Serie A.
Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Kick-Off: 18:00 UK,
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
Lazio will be hoping to make it four straight Serie A wins as they take on Udinese, but they will be facing a side who have been slowly working their way up the table.
The hosts come into this game having beaten Chievo 2-0 to make it back-to-back games sans defeat. Julio Velazquez has a lot of work to do between now and the rest of the season, but so far, Udinese seem to be on their way after a very rough patch last campaign that saw them shockingly lose 11 games in a row and plummet from mid-table all the way down into the relegation zone.
This time around they have improved and sit in the top half of the table, but Lazio have been in improved form as of late. They come into this game having beaten Genoa 4-1 in a comfortable win for Simone Inzaghi’s side and things finally seem to be clicking into gear after rather unconvincing victories over newly promoted Empoli and Frosinone.
Next up for Lazio is the famous Derby della Capitale against bitter rivals Roma, who have struggled this term. The Aquile then, will want to head into that game on the back of good form, which has seen them move into fifth place. Historically, they have done well against Udinese, and given that they have lost just one of their last eight clashes with the Zebrette they will certainly be fancying their chances against their hosts.
Udinese vs Lazio: Head-to-head statistics
- Udinese have won seven of their last 21 meetings with Lazio at their home ground across all competitions (W7 D4 L10)
- Lazio have won four of their last five trips to Udine and overall are unbeaten in their last seven league fixtures against Udinese (W6 D1)
- Udinese last beat Lazio at home in April 2013
Udinese vs Lazio: Prediction
Udinese do come into this game having won against Chievo, but the Zebrette have struggled against the top sides last season, and that continues into this one as they have already lost to Fiorentina.
Given that Lazio have won four of their last five trips to Udinese’s home ground and Udinese have not beaten Lazio at home since April 2013, this looks like a fourth straight Serie A win for the Aquile is on the cards.
Udinese vs Lazio: Betting tips
BTTS – YES at 1.75 (3/4)
Lazio to WIN at 1.85 (6/7)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.83 (5/6).