Lazio vs Udinese Prediction: Eagles to stumble against Little Zebra

 | March 10 | 

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Serie A’s action for the week concludes at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday night (KO, 19:45) as European hopefuls Lazio host Udinese, who are above the relegation zone only thanks to goal difference.

The Eagles bowed out of the Champions League in midweek after a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in Germany and their hopes for European football next season may take a hit against a Udinese side who have been difficult to beat despite their lowly position in the table. Below is team news, match odds and our Lazio vs Udinese prediction.

Lazio vs Udinese Betting Tips

  • Draw @ 12/5
  • Over 47.5 booking points @ 8/1

Team News

Last week’s fiery encounter with AC Milan saw three Lazio players receive their marching orders, so Luca Pellegrini, Adam Marusic and Matteo Guendouzi will all miss Monday night’s fixture.

Injuries to Patric and Nicolo Rovella will also impact Maurizio Sarri’s matchday squad, with the likes of Daichi Kamada and Danilo Cataldi potentially coming into the starting eleven.

There is also a pair of suspensions affecting Udinese’s squad, with Festy Ebosele’s sending off against Salernitana meaning he will miss out alongside Walace who picked up his fifth yellow card of the season.

However, there is some good news for Le Zebrette boss Gabriele Cioffi as Thomas Kristensen is available for selection after returning from suspension.

Match Odds

Lazio are the favourites for victory on Monday night at 5/6, whereas Udinese are 7/2 to take all three points back to Udine.

The draw provides odds of 12/5 while Lazio captain Ciro Immobile is the favourite to score at any time at 8/5.

Draw @ 12/5

Defeat to Bayern in midweek means it is three losses in a row for Sarri’s men and, while they would be expected to avoid defeat against Udinese - a side who have won just three games in the league all season - they may struggle to get back to winning ways at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Eagles have lost each of their last two home games in Serie A, although both those defeats came against current top-four sides in AC Milan and Bologna.

Udinese, despite lying in 17th in the table, have lost fewer games than Lazio this season - with nine defeats to Le Aquile’s 11 - but their tendency for draws is what has cost them this season, with no side across Europe’s top five leagues registering more draws than Le Zebrette’s 15.

An extension to that record could therefore be on the cards in Lazio, with a draw likely to see Lazio fall further away from the European pack.

Draw in Lazio vs Udinese at 12-5

Over 47.5 booking points @ 4/6

After three red cards and five yellows in Lazio’s last match, as well as a sending off in Udinese's draw with Salernitana last time out, this could be a feisty affair.

Both sides rank in the top six for bookings accrued in Serie A this season and the reverse fixture saw eight yellows brandished by the referee, so do not be surprised if further ill-discipline is on show on Monday night.

Over 47.5 booking points in Lazio vs Udinese at 4-6

Check out the rest of our Football Betting Tips here.

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