Italy: Serie A
Match start: 15:00 (GMT+1)
Three defeats in a row that Lazio had suffered in three last calendar matches of Serie A from Milan (1:2), Genoa (1:2) and Napoli (1:4) had brought considerable amendments to the tournament brackets’ places of the challengers for the Champions League’s berths. At the beginning of February Biancocelesti was the bright favorite in the fight for the third place but now eternal and implacable rival of Roma had fell on the 5th line:
Napoli - 63, Juventus - 62, Inter - 48, Roma - 47, Lazio - 46...
Roma (the head coach Eusebio Di Francesco)
Roma after a home defeat in the 22nd round to Sampdoria (0:1) then won two victories over the underdogs of the tournament brackets Verona (1:0) and Benevento (5:2). And now in excellent mood the team of Eusebio Di Francesco is getting ready for a Champions League fight in Kharkiv with Donetsk Shakhtar (on the 21st of February). And according to the statement of the director of Roma Francesco Totti, the positive mood of Giallorossi works on current tournament advantage over Lazio.
Udinese (the head coach Massimo Oddo)
The middle level team from Udin (the 10th place) will be the closest rival of Roma. With the arrival of the famous Italian expert Massimo Oddo to Stadio Friuli the Little Zebras began to score more often. And now, prior to the 14 rounds before the end of the season, Udinese had practically guaranteed its registration in an elite Calcio division and therefore can play safely and confidently.
But according to the recent statement of Oddo, his team still has theoretical chances for the 6th Europa League place which is taken today by Sampdoria (33 points against 41). Though, the truth, it will be very difficult to the Little Zebras to gain the total success as Milan, Atalanta, Torino and Fiorentina are also claiming for the same 6th position. And now Udinese is facing very difficult match with the super motivated favorite.
Udinese – 4.20, draw – 3.60, Roma – 1.83;
Our tip: Roma to win - odds 1.85 Betfair