Coming game that was delayed of the twelfth round of the first round due to the climatic conditions, Lazio receives Udinese this Wednesday, January 24, by the Italian Championship in his season 2017/2018. The match will be played in the Olympic stadium, Rome, from 15:30 (Brasília time).
Lazio’s recent performance
The capital’s blue-and-white team threw a 5-1 win at Chievo on Sunday, January 21, in a showdown for the twenty-first round. It surpassed, in this way, the Internazionale, taking the third position in the classification. He has 43 points (13 wins, four draws and three losses). Inter have the same score but lose in the tiebreaker criteria.
Already in the zone of direct classification for the group stage of the Champions League of Europe next season, Lazio has on Wednesday the opportunity not only to open advantage in comparison with the Milanese team but also to approach Juventus, who occupies the vice-leadership of Serie A Italian with 50 points.
In addition, it would serve to improve the home performance of the team, which was not having good results at home, but managed to reverse this trend with two consecutive victories as principal. Still, he is only the seventh best team in the Italian Championship with 17 points (five wins, two draws and two losses) of the 27 played in their domains.
For this, the technician Simone Ingaghi must wait for a positioning of the medical department in relation to its two most important attackers. They are in treatment of injury the gunner Ciro Immobile (20 games in the Italian Championship 2017/2018, 20 goals) and the Ecuadorian Felipe Caicedo (11 games, a goal).
The former suffered a thigh injury and had to leave the field still in the first half of the match against Chievo. You will have to go through more tests that will determine the severity of the injury and the time that will be away from the lawns. He can hardly act on Thursday.
Already the South American was out of the last three matches due to the leg injury. It will also have to be reexamined, but has greater chances of being released to act. Without the same importance, the defender Mauricio (a game without a goal) and striker Davide Di Gennaro (a game, no goal) are also handed over to the medical department.
The current form of Udinese
Udinese are campaigning without any emotion at the Italian Championships. With 29 points (nine wins, two draws and nine losses), he occupies a comfortable ninth place. It is four points away from Sampdoria, sixth placed, which closes the zone of classification for European tournaments. Thus, the game against Lazio can help her to approach Samp and to raise greater ambitions for the final stretch of the tournament.
After 18 games in a row with wins or losses (nine of each), Udinese drew the two most recent matches of Serie A, both by 1 to 1. First against Chievo, as a visitor, and then in Udine, before Spal.
Commanded by coach Massimo Odo, the team has two doubts about starting on Wednesday. Defender Gabrielle Angella (nine games in the 2017/2018 Italian Championship without a goal) and midfielder Valon Behrami (ten matches, no goal) are in the care of the medical department.
History of the matches Lazio vs Udinese
Lazio have not been defeated by Udinese for six matches. He won five of those meetings and drew another.
The probable absence of Ciro Immobile is a great loss for Lazio. After all, the striker presents average one goal per match so far the Italian Championship. Excellent number. On Sunday, in front of Chievo, when he left, the team already won by 2 to 1. So he did not miss it so much. However, with a score at 0 to 0, the low should be more significant.
However, the Roman attack has worked very well. It is the best of the Serie A with 53 goals in 20 matches. That is why the Roma team should be indicated as the best guessing option for the match. The price is 1.44 on Bet365. Draw presents prize of 4.50 and successful visitor yields 6.50 per invested real. Quotations in effect at 4:30 p.m. on 22/1/2018.