Udinese-Inter Preview: Fortress Fruili welcomes Nerazzurri
The Zebrette had been unbeaten at home in over a year before last week's defeat to high-flying Roma, but Walter Mazzarri's men have had indifferent form on the road
Inter will seek to end a run of three straight draws away from home when they head to Udinese on Sunday.
The San Siro outfit lost nine away matches in Serie A last season but are unbeaten on their travels in this campaign, scoring 15 goals in five matches.
Walter Mazzarri's men have been frustrated on their last three trips, however, dropping points against Cagliari, Torino and Atalanta after leading in each fixture.
The visitors face a tough challenge if they are to record a third away victory of the season against Francesco Guidolin's side, who boast an impressive home record.
Udinese were unbeaten in 22 matches at Stadio Friuli until leaders Roma dished out a 1-0 defeat last time out.
A 2-1 victory over Sassuolo on Wednesday helped the Zebrette recover from back-to-back losses and history is on their side in this fixture, too.
Guidolin led his men to a league double over Inter last term, Udinese scoring eight goals in the process.
The two teams have met 40 times in their history with Inter winning 15, while Udinese only have 11 triumphs to their name and 14 draws.
Inter come into the game with injury concerns mounting up as five players are unavailable, while Samir Handanovic is a doubt and Ishak Belfodil is suspended.
Hugo Campagnaro (muscle strain) joins Javier Zanetti (Achilles), Diego Milito (thigh), McDonald Mariga (knee) and Cristian Chivu (foot) on the sidelines for the visitors.
Guidolin has no such problems with a fully fit squad to choose from, and only Giampiero Pinzi is unavailable as he serves a one-match suspension.
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|Serie A (SR-A)||19 May 2013||Inter 2 - Udinese 5|
|Serie A (SR-A)||6 Jan 2013||Udinese 3 - Inter 0|
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|2 Mar 2014||Cagliari 3 - Udinese 0||SR-A|
|23 Feb 2014||Udinese 1 - Atalanta 1||SR-A|
|16 Feb 2014||Genoa 3 - Udinese 3||SR-A|
|11 Feb 2014||Fiorentina 2 - Udinese 0||ITAC|
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