Udinese vs Roma: prediction for the Serie A match
Udinese don't have really ambitious goals for the season, mostly they are focused on maintaining their residence in Serie A. Andrea Sottil's side didn't have any big signings this summer, but we would mention Sandi Lovric from Lugano and Beto, who both made it straight into the first eleven.
Nahuel Molina was sold to Atletico for 20 million euros, Brandon Soppy went to Atalanta (9 million). Tottenham paid 18 million for Destiny Udogie, but the player remains in Udinese on loan for this season.
Le Zebrette were off to a solid start - they lost only one game, to the reighning champions AC Milan (2:4). In the middle of the week, they got a slender victory over Fiorentina (1:0) and climbed up to the 8th line in the table.
Roma, unlike their hosts, are eager to fight for the top-4 finish in this new Serie A season. In the summer, the Wolves got two big stars for free - Paulo Dybala and Andrea Belotti. They also signed Nemanja Matic and loaned Georginio Wijnaldum - Jose Mourinho has really strengthened the midfield and the attack.
At the start of the new season, Roma celebrated success over Salernitana (1:0), Cremonese (1:0), and Monza (3:0). They also shared the spoils with Juventus (1:1). The team collected a total of 10 points and currently is in 2nd place in the table, level on points with Atalanta.
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Udinese haven't lost in the last three games, but it will be very difficult to avoid defeat today. Roma are on top form and are determined to collect maximum points in this fixture. The Wolves are intent to finish in the top-4, and they need all the points they can get, because the competition is intense. The visitors have superior quality, and they haven't experienced problems against Udinese in recent years.
Our prediction – Roma to win
No doubt, Roma is the favourite in this fixture. The Wolves were off to a flying start to their Serie A campaign and should win tonight. However, we don't think it will be a crushing defeat for Udinese - the hosts looked solid in the last games, and we expect them to put up a fight at Dacia Arena. We predict a narrow-margin win for Roma.
Second bet - Roma to win by 1 goal