The 13th round of the 2022/23 Serie A season will kick off tomorrow, and Udinese, who has been very unstable recently, will be at home against newly-promoted Lecce, and will take all 3 points and re-attack to the top four positions in the standings.
In fact, Udinese is regarded as a dark horse team in Serie A this season. It won 6 consecutive victories in the league in August and once ranked in the top four in the standings. However, after the away victory over Verona in early October, Udinese won Dines’s state suddenly declined sharply, and he was unable to win the past 4 rounds.
And Udinese was knocked out by Monza in the earlier Coppa Italia, so the team fell into a predicament of 5 consecutive games without a win. However, Udinese is currently only 3 points behind the top four in the standings. In addition, this campaign is against newly-promoted Lecce , so Udinese also ushered in a big opportunity to take all 3 points.
Udinese can’t take it easy
In terms of Lecce, this newly-promoted horse has only achieved 1 win, 5 draws and 6 losses after returning to the Serie A battlefield. In the past 5 rounds, it has only achieved 2 draws and 3 losses without a win, and ranked 17th in the standings with 8 points, and it is close to the relegation zone. distance is getting closer. However, Lecce still has to use all his strength to continue to score points in this campaign, in order to escape the calamity of being relegated.
In addition, the two sides have only played against each other 28 times in Serie A history. Udinese has 17 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses with some advantages, and 11 wins and 3 losses at home. However, in the 2019/20 season, Udinese, who played at home, lost to Lecce 1-2, so Udinese has no room for easy challenges in this campaign.
As for the lineup, Udinese has Becon, Massina, and Loverich still recovering from injuries, while Lecce does not have any injury problems and can challenge their opponents with a strong lineup.