Here is our Lazio – Udinese match preview.

Lazio and Udinese have played each other 38 times. Lazio have won 18 with 9 draws and 11 wins for Udinese. Looking just at the home matches for Lazio, we see that Lazio have won 10 with 4 ending in draws and Udinese winning 5.  Udenese have only won 2 of the 12 matches played at Rome since 2000.

Recent Form

Lazio have won 4 and lost 1 of their last 5 matches. The loss was away to Juventus. Looking at their home games, they have won the last 3.

Udinese have won all 5 of there last 5 Serie A matches. Looking only at away matches, they have won 4 out of 5, but their last defeat away from home came back in March.

Team News

Lazio’s new signing Felipe Anderson is out with an injury picked up in the preseason. Also their captain Stefano Mauri is suspended due to the 2011 match fixing scandal and Abdoulay Konko is out with an injury picked up last week. Luis Cavanda will take Konko’s place in the side.

Zeljko Brkic, Udinese first choice goal keeper, suffered a muscle tear in the off season and is ruled out until at least November.

Analysis Output

This is going to be a tough game for both teams. The head to head gives Lazio an edge, and their excellent form at home is expected to see them through. Look for a 1-0 score line in Lazio’s favour.

***Result Update***

It was a good match, and even better with Lazio running out the 2-1 winners. So a win for Lazio as we predicted with goals by Hernanes and Candreva, Udinese came back late in the match with a goal by Muriel, but Lazio held on for a deserving win. they have now won their last 4 matches at home and set for a good season.