Udinese and Lazio were the real surprises of the new Serie A season. However, they are no longer that. They have lost that status since failing to maintain that initial form. Udinese has a very talented team and played a very entertaining and attractive football. However, they have somehow managed to lose their last 5 matches.
Lazio on the other hand is more or less in the same situation. We did not lost 5 times in a row, but we did not win in the last 4 matches (scoring only 1 goal) and noone knows what may happen or what to expect this Sunday at Friuli.
This will be a very interesting match as whoever loses, may find their crisis go deeper and coaches will be on fire on Monday.
Lazio has some formation difficulties just when it was though that the team would finally be healthy.
Pandev, Brocchi and Siviglia will certainly miss this match, while Kolarov, De Silvestri and more recently Zarate are doubtful.
Lichsteiner was expected to play in the middle together with Ledesma and Dabo. Up front, Rocchi is the only one certain of his place in the starting 11.
All in all, I really hope we manage to win, though it will be difficult. Players need a good performance and a win to boost their free-fallin self-confidence.