AS Roma is only one point adrift of AC Milan in fourth place. Meanwhile, Udinese are only four points above the red zone. Two teams together will not be outdone.
Rank 6 Roma will host 15th place Udinese at the Stadio Olimpico in the Serie A 2018/19 giornata 32 on Saturday (13/4). Roma hunted down the victory to try to push into the top four. But Udinese is not easily defeated.
Udinese are unbeaten in the last three matches. They won 2-0 vs Genoa, drew 1-1 vs AC Milan, and won 3-2 vs Empoli.
Udinese have also beaten Roma in the first meeting in Serie A this season. Rodrigo de Paul's single goal in the match successfully gave Udinese three points.
Rome is certainly ready to avenge the defeat. Roma also has good momentum. This is an opportunity for them to reap full points.
Roma beat host Sampdoria 1-0 with a single goal from captain Daniele De Rossi in their last match. The victory made Rome breathe freely. The reason, before that, Claudio Ranieri's troops had gone through three matches one without victory.
Now, they are eyeing two consecutive wins to open the way to the top four.
Estimated Arrangement of Players
Roma (4-2-3-1): Mirante; Juan Jesus, Manolas, Fazio, Florenzi; Cristante, Pellegrini, De Rossi; El Shaarawy, Zaniolo; Dzeko.
Pelatih: Claudio Ranieri.
Suspend: Aleksandar Kolarov.
Injury: Diego Perotti, Rick Karsdorp, Davide Santon
Doubtful: Daniele De Rossi.
Udinese (3-5-2): Musso; Samir, Maio, Troost-Ekong; Larsen, de Paul, Mandragora, Fofana, Avest; Lasagna, Pussetto.
Pelatih: Igor Tudor.
Suspend: Marvin Zeegelaar.
Injury: Valon Behrami, Antonin Barak.
Doubtful: Bram Nuytinck.
Head-to-Head and Performance
Head-to-Head (Serie A)
Roma wins: 45
Roma Goals: 163
Udinese wins: 21
Udinese goals: 100.
Last 5 Meetings
24-11-2018 Udinese 1-0 Roma (Serie A)
17-02-2018 Udinese 0-2 Roma (Serie A)
23-09-2017 Roma 3-1 Udinese (Serie A)
15-01-2017 Udinese 0-1 Roma (Serie A)
20-08-2016 Roma 4-0 Udinese (Serie A).
The last 5 AS Roma matches
12-03-2019 Roma 2-1 Empoli (Serie A)
17-03-2019 SPAL 2-1 Roma (Serie A)
31-03-2019 Roma 1-4 Napoli (Serie A)
04-04-2019 Roma 2-2 Fiorentina (Serie A)
07-04-2019 Sampdoria 0-1 Roma (Serie A).
The last 5 Udinese matches
09-03-2019 Juventus 4-1 Udinese (Serie A)
18-03-2019 Napoli 4-2 Udinese (Serie A)
30-03-2019 Udinese 2-0 Genoa (Serie A)
03-04-2019 Milan 1-1 Udinese (Serie A)
07-04-2019 Udinese 3-2 Empoli (Serie A).
Statistics Dan Score Prediction
Always have scored at least 3 goals in 9 of Roma's last 10 home games in Serie A.
Roma have always won their last 5 home games against Udinese in Serie A.
Roma have always scored at least 2 goals in their last 10 home games against Udinese in all competitions.
Udinese are without a win in their last 11 away matches in Serie A