Serie A Preview: Udinese - Lazio

A battle looms in the race for Serie A's fourth and final Champions League place

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Udinese (3-5-2)

Handanovic; Benatia, Zapata, Angella; Abdi, Isla, Pinzi, Asamoah, Armero; Sanchez, Di Natale

Udinese


Alexis Sanchez has recovered in time from his injury and should feature up front with Antonio Di Natale. Gabriele Angella will fill in for the suspended Maurizio Domizzi while Almen Abdi will replace the banned Gokhan Inler.

Lazio (4-4-2)

Muslera; Lichtsteiner, Biava, Dias, Garrido; Hernanes, Brocchi, Matuzalem, Bresciano; Floccari, Zarate

Lazio


Lazio coach Edy Reja will have to make do without key midfielders Cristian Ledesma and Stefano Mauri who are suspended.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Udinese has slumped to four defeats in its last five games.
  • Antonio Di Natale has scored eight times against Lazio in his Serie A career.
  • Samir Handanovic has saved five penalties this season.
  • Udinese has conceded 12 goals in its last five encounters.
  • Lazio has only one win in its last four matches away from the Stadio Olimpico.
  • The capital city club has not played out a draw in its last 11 games.
  • Lazio has scored eight goals in its last three encounters on the road.
  • Five Lazio players have been sent off in the last seven matches.
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