Udinese-Roma Betting Preview: Expect the hosts' solid home record to serve them well

Aurelio Andreazzoli may have got the capital side back to winning ways, but Al Hain-Cole thinks that the Giallorossi's resolute back line may well see come unstuck on Saturday
Roma’s resurgence under new caretaker coach Aurelio Andeazzoli is sure to be put to the test on Saturday, when they face a difficult trip to Udinese’s fortress of a home stadium.

After losing his first game in charge, Zdenek Zeman’s replacement has led the side to three consecutive victories, to bring them back to within touching distance of the European places.

Victory for the Giallorossi would bring them to within a point of Inter and Lazio, and they are available at 6/4 (2.50) with Coral to pick up an invaluable three points at the Stadio Friuli.

However, the hosts have not lost a league game in their own back yard since the very first home match of the season against Juventus, and are 17/10 (2.70) favourites to boost their own outside chances of finishing in the top six with a win here.

There has been a winner in each of the last nine encounters between these two sides, but you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) if you see them cancelling each other out this time.

Although the visitors have scored freely in their last two games, they will not have life so easy in northern Italy, where the Zebrette run a tight ship.

Franceso Guidolin’s men have kept conceded just one goal in their last five home games, although they have failed to score more than once in the three most recent of those.

Considering this steely defensive record, there is real value to be found in backing under 2.5 goals in this match, with odds on 21/20 (2.05) on offer.

In fact, this resolute back line has served Udinese so well recently, that it would be no surprise if it saw them collect maximum points here.
Having won three of their last five home games without conceding, odds of 11/2 (6.50) look tempting for them to replicate that feat here.

Under 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) with Coral
Udinese to win to nil at 11/2 (6.50) with Coral

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.