Roma will travel to Udine for their Matchday 20 clash to Udinese at Dacia Arena, hoping they can snatch the points and keep up with 1st placed Juventus.
Roma will travel to Udinese for their second consecutive away match on Sunday as they hope to record a 7th win in nine outings and keep up with the table-topping Juventus. However, Roma haven’t been as confident and consistent on the road this term and they will have to work hard for any points at Dacia Arena.
Udinese have been an unpredictable team in front of the home crowd and they’ve earned two wins (1-0 over Bologna and 2-0 over Crotone), a draw (2-2 against Torino) and two narrow losses (1-2 to both Napoli and Inter) in their last five matches there. An in-form Inter side needed salvation and a late goal from Ivan Perisic to snatch the points, and as it seems Roma are in for a similar treat, we’ll now stick our necks out for a Draw here at 12/5 with Ladbrokes
The visitors have earned three wins in their last five outings but they’re far from bursting with confidence as they’ve dropped the points at Astra (0-0 draw in December), Juventus (1-0 loss), and narrowly earned the win at now 12th placed Genoa through an own goal by Armando Izzo. Giallorossi have seemed uninspired in the final third and failed to convert their chances against an outperformed rival, which just further proved Luciano Spalletti will have a lot on his mind on Roma’s troubled away days recently!
Under 2.5 goals FT now seems a solid bet to get behind at Evens with William Hill
, although we haven’t seen that since January 2015 in their head-to-head encounters. The teams have met four times over the past two years and Roma have earned four wins and we’ve seen three or more goals on all four occasions. However, neither of the teams have been in their best goalscoring forms recently and we believe we’ll see a narrow contest on the day.
1-1 draw can now be backed at 11/2 with bet365
, which would mean a first point for Udinese against Roma since 2013. This does surely look like a perfect opportunity for Luigi Delneri’s side, though, as Spalletti can’t seem to find solutions for their inconsistency on the road.