On Sunday, March 21, 2021, the Dacia Arena hosts Udinese vs Lazio in Matchday 28 of the 2020/21 Serie A.
As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in seventh with a record of 14-4D-8L (46 points) and the Bianconeri sit in tenth with a record of 8W-9D-10L (33 points).
Below are the match statistics and facts – provided by Lega Serie A – for the game between Udinese and Lazio.
Background & Insights
Udinese beat Lazio in the reverse fixture earlier this season, last completing a league double over them in 2004-05.
Udinese’s last home win against Lazio in Serie A TIM dates back to April 2013 (1-0 thanks to a Di Natale goal): since then there have five Biancocelesti wins and two draws (both 0-0) in Friuli.
Two of the four midfielders with at least three goals scored and three assists in Serie A TIM since the start of 2021 play for either Udinese (Rodrigo De Paul) or Lazio (Sergej Milinkovic-Savic).
Udinese are the team with the highest percentage of tackles won in this league (62%), while only Milan (9.52) have won more tackles on average per game than Lazio (9.5) in this Serie A TIM season.
Only three teams are unbeaten over the last five Serie A TIM matchdays: Inter, Juventus and Udinese (two wins and three draws for Udinese).
Udinese have won three consecutive Serie A TIM home games, last winning four in a row in April 2019. They have also kept a clean sheet in each of the last four home matches – only in March 1981, they registered five clean sheets in a row at home in a single Serie A TIM campaign.
Roberto Pereyra (three goals and four assists so far) is within one goal or assist from his record in a single season in the top five European Leagues (eight involvements with Udinese in 2013-14).
Lazio have lost each of their last three away games in Serie A TIM – they have never lost four in a row on the road under Inzaghi.
Lazio have scored 10 goals in the opening 15 minutes of Serie A TIM games this season, the most of any side.
Ciro Immobile, who has nine goals in 11 Serie A TIM games against Udinese, has not scored in his last five league games: the last time he went six league games without scoring was in May 2019 (seven).