Udinese 0-0-2, Roma 0-1-1
10/3/20 2:45 pm
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Udinese is welcoming Roma to Dacia Arena in round 3 in the Italian Serie A.
Udinese is in terrible form, and they have lost their last 4 straight games, and they haven’t scored a single goal during that stretch while conceding 5 goals. Despite not winning any games this season, and not scoring any goals, Udinese is not the worst team in Serie A, and they are in 17th place in the standings. In their last Serie A match against Spezia at home, Udinese has had 48% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. Udinese has conceded a goal in the 29th minute, but they had more players on the field because Spezia conceded a red card in the 65th minute. That didn’t help Udinese at all, and they conceded another goal in the 94th minute. Udinese has lost this match 0-2. Mandragora, Stryger, Jajalo, and Walace are all injured for Udinese, and they will not be playing in this game. Udinese is struggling on both ends at the moment, and while they have had a solid last season, this one didn’t start well, and Udinese will have a tough time staying in Serie A.
After a solid preseason, Roma has played against Verona in their first game, and even though it ended in a draw, Roma has lost at the green table because of the mistake while signing up players for this match. In their second game of the season, Roma was playing against Juventus at home, and they have had 40% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 85% of the correct passes. Roma was leading twice in this match, 1-0, and 2-1, and despite having the extra player on the field, Roma wasn’t able to keep that lead. This match ended in a 2-2 draw. Perotti and Zaniolo are injured, while Fazio and Pastore are still questionable for this game. Veretout is the leading goalscorer for Roma with 2 goals, while Mkhitaryan added 1 assist. Roma is in 15th place in the standings with 1 point, 2 scored goals and 5 conceded goals. Roma will be playing in the Europa League this season, and the groups are yet to be determined. I like Roma, and I like the way they are playing, but they need to get their defense in order, while their offense will get better when Dzeko starts playing in his usual goalscoring form.
Udinese is in terrible form, and the trends are on Roma’s side in this matchup. Roma is the better team here, and they are playing better soccer than Udinese on both ends. Udinese is playing without offense, and their defense is not any better. I’m sticking with Roma on the road in this game.