Inter team going to Udinese to keep the pressure on Juventus. They want to end their run of three games without a win
Hosts haven’t won a home match vs. Inter
Udinese hasn’t won a home H2H clash since January 2014, losing in five of six home league meetings held since the start of 2013/14. Nonetheless, three wins in five matches do a positive reading for Udinese, as does the fact that they have picked up 70.83 percent of their league points at home (17 of 24). The ‘Friulians’ have also managed 12 first-half clean sheets so far. Six of those games won/lost produced a final scoreline of 1-0, and furthermore, ten of 18 Serie A results (excluding draws) involving Udinese this season have come via a single-goal margin.
Inter is active in away league games
Five draws in the last seven Serie A matches have put a spanner in Inter’s title charge. However, they are active in away league games, scoring at least twice in 80 percent of those trips. In a nod towards potential end-to-end action, seven of Inter’s last eight Serie A away matches saw goals at both ends. A majority of Inter’s Serie A goals (24 of 42) have come during the first half, seeing the ‘Nerazzurri’ leading at the break in two-thirds of their league games (14 of 21). Even on the two occasions where they went into the break trailing their opponent, Inter has pulled points back.
Will not play
From Udinese questionable: Samir – Muscle injury.
From Inter questionable: Asamoah – Knee injury.
Players to watch
Kevin Lasagna has been Udinese’s last scorer with each of his four Serie A strikes, while Romelu Lukaku has been Inter’s previous scorer in five of seven Serie A matches where he has netted.
Stat attack: Udinese has scored 36.84 percent of their Serie A goals (seven of 19) beyond the 80th minute.
Similarly, a third of Inter’s conceded Serie A goals against (six of 18) have come beyond the 75th minute.
Inter are the only club yet to concede a league goal via a set-piece this season.