Lazio will be desperate to pick up all three points for the top four race in their upcoming away clash with Udinese in their antepenultimate game of the season.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Udinese and Lazio kicks off at 20:45 local time on Sunday 21st May at the Dacia Arena in Udine.
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Udinese vs Lazio: Recent History
Udinese have struggled to find consistency in the final stages of the season, not winning two games in a row for over two months now. In their last five outings, the Bianconeri have won twice, lost twice and drawn once, leaving them 12th in the league table.
With three games left to go in the Serie A season, Udinese have little to play for except pride and will be looking ahead to the summer transfer window and next season.
Lazio have also struggled to build any momentum in recent weeks, only managing one win in their last six Serie A matches, and the team need to start picking up points fast as the top four race starts to draw to a close.
The Biancocelesti sit still fourth in the league table but only have a four point lead over fifth place Milan, so victory over Udinese is key if they want to take a step closer to Champions League qualification.
Udinese vs Lazio: Team News
Udinese cannot rely on the injured Kingsley Ehizibue, Enzo Ebosse, Isaac Success and Gerard Deulofeu. Rodrigo Becao is out through suspension.
Lazio’s only absence is midfielder Danilo Cataldi, who is still dealing with a calf issue. The rest of the squad is fit and available to Maurizio Sarri.
Expected Starting Lineups
Beto is expected to return to lead the line for Udinese and he’ll be joined by first team regulars like Destiny Udogie, Roberto Pereyra and Lazar Samardzic.
No major risks will be taken by Sarri with his Lazio squad, although Manuel Lazzari seems set to start on the right side of the defence, leaving Adam Marusic on the bench. Matias Vecino will play the anchoring role in midfield, joining Luis Alberto and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Udinese (3-5-1-1): Silvestri; Perez, Bijol, Masina; Ebosele, Samardzic, Walace, Lovric, Udogie; Pereyra; Beto.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Lazzari, Romagnoli, Casale, Hysaj; Milinkovic-Savic, Vecino, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.