Lazio and Udinese face off in round 15 at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, and it has the look of a tight match between two teams currently looking evenly matched. Ranked 8th in Serie A, Lazio have collected 21 points from 14 games. On 15 points, Udinese see themselves ranked as number 14 after 14 matches.
While Lazio could be sneaking inside the top 6 with a win here, Udinese will be hoping to add some distance to the lower regions.
Lazio are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts this coming Thursday claimed a steady 14 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 1.4 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 19 goals or an average of 1.9 goals a game. They clawed out a clean sheet 2 times in this run.
Udinese are currently performing rather modestly when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors this coming Thursday managed a bearable 10 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 1 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 14 goals. They claimed 1 clean sheets as they averaged 1.4 against per match. Get our betting predictions here!
Facts and figures for Lazio vs Udinese in Serie A.
- Lazio has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home;
- Lazio conceded in the last 13 of 15 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Lazio's last 7 of 9 matches;
- Lazio scored in the last 5 of 7 matches.
- Udinese did not win the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
- Udinese conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Udinese's last 5 of 7 matches;
- Udinese scored in the last 6 of 8 matches.
Current form — Lazio v. Udinese
Lazio hoping to bounce back
One can't really point a finger on the results for Lazio in past weeks as they have performed according to their level. It is all or nothing with Lazio at the moment, and sadly for them it has been more “nothing” than “all”. They first went down 2-0 in an encounter with Juventus, to which they replied by beating Lok. Moskva 3-0. Their latest encounter once again had them on the losing side, when they lost 4-0 against SSC Napoli.
Udinese hoping for fresh start
Udinese will enter the match hoping to see the back of some rather disappointing results in recent matches. In has been a bit of everything for Udinese in their previous 3 matches, where they first beat Sassuolo by 3-2. This was followed by a disappointing 2-1 defeat against Torino, before an encounter with Genoa produced a 0-0 draw.
Although favoured by the bookies, Lazio have obviously been a little average lately and Udinese will fancy their chances. The bookmakers currently settle the price for at home win at 1.66. The punter looking for higher odds might also add this to an accumulator. Should your betting strategy prefer the long shot, the odds for an away win are 5.25.
Lazio v. Udinese — fixture history
The latest match between Lazio and Udinese was a close affair, with Lazio grabbing a small 1-0 victory. Lazio enter the match against Udinese with a 8-1-1 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Serie A. This amounts to a 80% winning ratio for Lazio, with Udinese victorious in 10% of the last 10 encounters. The past 10 matches between Lazio and Udinese have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals on Thursday.
Current table in the Serie A
As the current Serie A standings shows us, the difference between the two teams is 6 points. Even though Udinese cannot overtake Lazio in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Lazio, who are now number 8 with 21 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents this coming Thursday.
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Pedro Rodriguez. He is one of the Lazio players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 3 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Udinese.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Beto to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Beto netted 2 goals for Udinese in their latest matches.