Udinese vs Roma 01/05/2015 Serie A Preview, Odds and Prediction
Roma vs Udinese
Tuesday 6th January 2014 11:30
The Line: Udinese 3/1 Draw 5/2 Roma 1/1 See the Latest Odds
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Roma travel to Udinese on Tuesday morning for the early morning kickoff in Serie A. Roma lie three points behind Juventus in the table and with the league leaders facing a tough home game with Inter Milan on Tuesday night this game could represent an opportunity for Roma to keep the pressure on. This game could also be seen as a battle of the aging stars with Roma's Totti and Udinese's Di Natalie both in their late 30's and knowing that they dont have many season left. Roma will look to get on the attack here early and unusually Udinese have struggled at home this season. Totti, Ljajic and Strootman will be looking to give Roma an attacking advantage and I expect them to try to come out of the winter break with all cylinders firing.
Udinese have struggled at times this year but find themselves in ninth in the league table only five points from third. Di Natalie was tempted out of retirement and has shown that class is permanent despite his age. Netting eight goals in fifteen appearances he is the clubs top scorer and still their talisman. I expect Udinese to play a compact formation here even at home and try to hit Roma on the counter. This will be a tough game for both, being early in the morning and the first game back from the winter break but I personally just fancy Roma that little bit more.
At evens I am taking Roma to get the away win in a tough hard fought game. The unders are probably also worth a shot here but I feel stronger on taking Totti and Roma.