Lazio vs Udinese Betting Tip and Predictions. In the 1/8 finals of Italian Cup, Lazio host Udinese at Olimpico.
Lazio started this season in Serie A very good, but their recent performance is very poor, so their coach Stefano Pioli is under pressure and have to win this game and the next one in Serie A against leader Inter in order to stay in the club. Home side failed to win in their last 7 Serie A matches (0-2-5), so their coach get an ultimatum to make good results in the next two matches or he will have to leave Lazio. The first match upfront him will be at Olimpico against Udinese. The only good thing for the team from Rome is that they reach the knockout phase of the UEFA Europa League. Lazio play very solid upfront their supporters (5-2-2), but the last time they won in Serie A more than one month ago, so this is very important match for them.
Udinese didn’t make good start of the season and after 16 rounds they are standing near the relegation zone. For them is the primary goal this season to avoid relegation, but it doesn’t mean that they are not interested in Coppa Italia. In the previous round they beat Atalanta 3-1 and want to make another good result against shaky Lazio. Visitors also are not in the great form. In the last two Serie A matches they lost both, conceded 7 goals and failed to score. The match against Torino on Sunday and maybe is more important for visitors, but they have nothing to lose at Olimpico and they will do their best in order to reach the 1/4 finals.
Lazio vs Udinese injuries and suspensions
Both teams will be without few important players. Lazio miss their first goalkeeper Marchetti (14/0 gk), De Vrij (2/0 d), Parolo (12/1 m), Lulic (14/1 m), Kishna (10/2 f), Basta (15/0 d), Gentiletti (13/0 d) and Keita (11/1 f), while Udinese absences are Wague (11/0 d), Merkel (1/0 m), Zapata (6/3 f), Heurtaux (3/0 d), Di Natale (14/1 f), their top scorer Théréau (15/5 f) and their first goalkeeper Karnezis (16/0 gk).
Lazio vs Udinese Prediction
Home side are definitely better side, they are under pressure and the match against Udinese is a great chance for them to win this before the match against Inter on Sunday.