Francesco Guidolin's side host the visitors on Thursday evening, and are desperate to return to form following consecutive domestic defeats
Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi
Basta, Pinzi, Pazienza, Fernandes, Armero
Etto, Katsikas, Malezas, Lino
Salpigidis, Lazar, Garcia, Robert
Udinese were dealt a major blow in the 2-1 Serie A defeat to AC Milan at the weekend when key duo Mauricio Isla and Antonio Di Natale were ruled out with serious injuries.
Isla's knee ligament problem, sustained after a clash with Massimo Ambrosini, is likely to rule the Chilean out of action for the rest of the season. However, the loss of goal-getter Di Natale is most damaging, the veteran suffering a fractured toe, and his period of recovery is as yet undetermined.
The hosts are set to welcome back Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Kwadwo Asamoah after the duo returned from the African Cup Of Nations, although Badu is carrying a knock and is unlikely to feature, while Asamoah may find a spot on the bench.
PAOK have a full squad available going into Thursday's clash, with Panagiotis Glikos returning to the side after sitting out of the recent defeat to OSFP with a minor knock.
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- Udinese have won two of their three home games in the Europa league this season.
- The hosts only managed to win two of their six group stage games, yet still qualified for the knockout stages.
- PAOK have won three of their last four games in the Europa League.
- The visitors have only kept one clean sheet in the competition so far, with the Greeks earning a 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur back in September.
- On average the away side have conceded a goal a game in the competition.