Welcome to our preview ofUdinese’s home game against AS Roma. Roma have made a barely believable start to the Serie A season, winning eight in a row and defeating title challengers Napoli in their previous fixture. Udinese are in a safe mid-table position at present.

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Udinese DLWLWL
Roma WWWWWW

Previous Meetings

Italy – Serie A Mar 9, 2013 Udinese 1 – Roma 1
Italy – Serie A Oct 28, 2012 Roma 2 – Udinese 3
Italy – Serie A Apr 11, 2012 Roma 3 – Udinese 1
Italy – Serie A Nov 25, 2011 Udinese 2 – Roma 0
Italy – Serie A Apr 9, 2011 Udinese 1 – Roma 2

Goals Scored

Roma have scored 22 goals so far this season, whereas Udinese have netted 9 times.

Goals Conceded

Roma have conceded just 1 goal so far this season, whereas Udinese have conceded nine.

Team and Selection News

It is hard to see Roma making too many changes to a line-up which has got them to the top of the Serie A table this season, unless they are enforced. Both Gervinho and Maicon picked up knocks in the win over Napoli, and either or both of them may miss out, elsewhere the Roman side are likely to be unchanged. Udinese are without defender Maurizio Domizzi, but will otherwise be able to select from a fully fit squad in this challenging fixture against the league leaders.

Conclusion

It is hard to bet against Roma winning this one. The league leaders have a 100% record thus far in Serie A, and have impressed in every fixture so far this season, not least with their ruthless defending which has seen them concede just one goal in the league. The odds looked stacked against Udinese to get anything out of this one, and I think Roma will extend their winning run in Serie A to nine games with another win.