Udinese vs Crotone
Darcia Arena, Udine
Tuesday, 15-12-2020 @8:30pm
Ref: Antonio Di Martino
Udinese is finding their way back to the campaign as they broke their winless streak as of late.
They have picked up 10 points from 3 wins and a draw in their 9 appearances, in which three of the four unbeaten games came within the last three encounters in their schedule.
Having won none of their clashes so far this season, Crotone is at the ultimate bottom of the table. The visitor has picked up two points from their 2 draws in ten attempts.
Owing to their losing streak in the campaign as of late, they are not likely to trouble the host at Dacia Arena.
Udinese had Ilija Nestorovski make a goalscoring return to his side, with Kevin Lasagna and Rolando Mandragora also fit again. Centre-back Bram Nuytinck was injured against Torino, with Rodrigo Becao replacing him. Fellow defenders Thomas Ouwejan and Sebastien de Maio, midfielders Mato Jajalo and Tolgay Arslan, and forward Stefano Okaka are injured.
Crotone is without midfielders Andrea Rispoli and Luca Cigarini, with Ahmad Benali also a doubt due to a calf problem. Jacopo Petriccione returns from suspension and is expected to replace Niccolo Zanellato in the lineup.
The teams have met four times since 2016 in Serie A. Both teams have two wins each in their schedule. Their previous encounter in 2018 gave a 1-2 away win for Crotone. None of their overall four clashes have ended in a draw.
Benevento vs Lazio
Stadio Ciro Vigorito, Benevento
Tuesday, 15-12-2020 @10:45pm
Ref: Luca Pairreto
Benevento have had a slightly better season in the top tier after promotion this season compared to their other fellow teams.
The Serie B champion has picked up 11 points from their ten appearances this term, pushing them to the 13th spot on the table as it stands.
Lazio is one of the three teams that has made it into the Round of 16 in the Champions League from Italy.
The visitor have lost only one of their recent five clashes, staying unbeaten in 7 of their 10 clashes in the campaign so far this season.
Luca Caldirola and Iago Falque are currently injured and will not be able to play a part in this game. Bryan Dabo has recovered from his knock and is likely to play a part in this fixture.
Lazio will have to do without Silvio Proto, Patric, and Senad Lulic. With Ciro Immobile and Sergej-Milinkovic Savic back in action, Lazio will be able to field their best eleven on Tuesday.
The teams have met thrice since 2008 before this. The visitor has won all their three overall meetings. Their previous encounter gave a 6-2 home win for Lazio. Both teams have scored in all their fixtures until the 2017/18 season.
The upcoming Serie A fixtures
-Juventus vs Atalanta @8:30pm
-Fiorentina vs Sassuolo @10:45pm
-Genoa vs AC Milan @10:45pm
-Inter Milan vs Napoli @10:45pm
-Parma vs Cagliari @10:45pm
-Spezia vs Bologna @10:45pm
-Hellas Verona vs Sampdoria @10:45pm
-AS Roma vs Torino @10:45pm