Serie A Action at the Stadio Olympico – Roma face Udinese

Roma vs. Udinese

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Next Thursday at 8:45pm GMT, on matchday 5 of the Serie A, we will see Roma play Udinese at the Stadio Olympico.

Udinese, currently sitting in eighth place, face the formidable task of an away trip to Roma, who currently sit fourth in the League.

Roma’s campaign so far has seen them accrue nine points this season

Roma come to this game on the back of a 3-2 away loss against Hellas Verona at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi.

Roma keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four meetings is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. They currently sit in fourth place, with a total of nine points having won three matches and lost one game.

When Roma host Udinese, they will do so on the back of two wins on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see Roma on 12 points.

Roma are missing two players through injury or illness. This will affect Jose Mourinho’s selection choices significantly.

With the Serie A season well into its stride, Udinese have managed to gain seven points

It was a humbling defeat at the hands of Napoli for Luca Gotti’s men in their last match, they will be hoping to get something out of this game for sure.

Udinese keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three games is astonishing this season. With seven points, they are established in eighth in the League having won two meetings, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Playing away from home, Udinese have won one game.

A win in this fixture, would take Udinese’s points from 7 to 10, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Udinese have a good scoring record this season, with six netted so far (5 from open play and one penalty). Their stand out attacking players have been Gerard Deulofeu (2), Nahuel Molina (1), and Ignacio Pussetto (1). Udinese have a poor defensive record so far, having conceded six goals in their previous fixtures.

Udinese are likely to be missing two of their key players when they start Thursday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Roma v Udinese – Head-to-Head.

When these two rivals meet, the tendency of late has been for Roma to take all the points with 32 victories and 10 draws. In addition, Udinese have won six out of 10 games when visiting Roma.

Roma to win – odds are 65.36 percent in favour.