Venue: Stadio Friuli, Udinese.
Date and time: 8 May 2011; 15;00 CET
The time for every calculation is over. We take on Udinese this Sunday in what seems to be one hell of a match. The teams that comes victorious from this encounter will most probably be the one taking the CL spot for next season. In the case of a draw, much will depend from the match between the other team from Rome and Ac MIlan, who luckily play a night before.
Udinese has been nothing short of tremendous this season after a totally crappy start to the season. They, just like us, have a negative 2 weeks and come from head-t0-head defeats.
Regarding the formation, Lazio will miss two central pieces like Ledesma and Mauri, both suspended for picking red cards in recent matches. This leaves us quite thin in the middle and Matuzalem and Brocchi will take over as a central midfielders. Gonzales is expected to play on the right and perhaps Sculli/Floccari on the left. Hernanes is supposed to play just behind lone striker Zarate. So, we can expect a formation like this:
Muslera: Lichsteiner, Biava, Dias, Garrido; Gonzales, Brocchi, Matuzalem, Sculli/Floccari; Hernanes and Zarate.
Can`t underline how huge would be to win this one. Udinese is expected to play in front of a full home crowd so it is important to maintain calm.