Roma will be welcoming Udinese for the Serie A fixture on Sunday at 5 PM IST at Stadio Olimpico. The hosts have acquired the fourth position with 40 points while the visitors have occupied the 11th position with 24 points.
Roma played 21 games, they won 12 matches, lost five and had a draw on four occasions while Udinese also had 21 games, they won and drew six games each while lost nine fixtures.
Roma will be entering into this game with a 2-0 disappointing loss against Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus last Saturday. Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and an own goal from Roger Ibanez sealed the game for Juventus.
On the other hand, Udinese will move in this fixture on back of a 2-0 victory against Ivan at the Stadio Friuli last Sunday. An own goal from Marco Silvestri and a goal from Gerard Deulofeu sealed the game for Udinese.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams in 30 fixtures, Roma has the upper hand as they beat Udinese on 21 occasions, lost seven fixtures to them and drew twice. The last encounter between the two teams took place last year in Serie A, Roma came out victorious with a scoreline of 1-0. A goal from Pedro in the second half ensured the game for Roma.
Nicolo Zaniolo will be missing the upcoming game. Availability of Chris Smalling, Stephan El Shaarawy, Bryan Reynolds and Pedro are doubtful.
For Udinese, Ignacio Pussestto and Mato Jajalo are recovering from injuries. Fernando Forestieri’s availability is doubtful for Sunday’s game.