Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(6) 2 Goals 5 (10)
(4) 1 Assists 6 (9)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
25.8 Average Age 27.5
183 Average Height (cm) 181.1
(1) 0.9 Shots pg 1.5 (1.4)
(48%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 55% (62%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 1.1 (1.2)
(2.1) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Europa League Grp. A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Luis Muriel Out N/A
Maurizio Domizzi Out 6.67
Giampiero Pinzi Out 6.29
Andrea Lazzari Out 6.76
Mehdi Benatia Out 6.61
Dusan Basta Out 6.42
Player Reason Status Rating
Fabio Borini Out 6.49
Martin Kelly Out N/A

Team News

  • Manager Francesco Guidolin continues to have to deal with numerous injuries in his Udinese squad, with his problems at the back the most significant. Heurtaux and Coda could partner Danilo in the 3 man defence.
  • However, with Udinese already out of the competition, he may use this opportunity to rest his biggest names, and the likes of Antonio Di Natale will likely sit out.
  • We may see some lesser known faces on the pitch here, though Guidolin would still like to win, as their victory over Cagliari on Sunday was their first win in 9 games and he will want to build up some momentum.
  • Brendan Rodgers will need to strike a balance between resting first team players ahead of the game against West Ham at the weekend, but also looking to get a positive result to take them through to the next round of the Europa League.
  • Luis Suarez is suspended in domestic competition so he will almost certainly play the full 90 minutes here.
  • Other first teamers will likes be rested, though, so the likes of Jamie Carragher and Oussama Assaidi will be hoping for rare starts.

Prediction

  • Udinese are already guaranteed to be exiting the Europa League after this game against Liverpool, and it will be interesting to see whether they push for a win to try and build up their confidence ahead of a tough trip to Sampdora at the weekend.
  • Liverpool, meanwhile, need a win to secure their spot in the next round, or they need to equal Young Boys' result against Anzhi. With the Russian side needing to avoid defeat to qualify, Liverpool will be hopeful that the result in Switzerland will go their way.
  • Udinese outplayed Liverpool at Anfield on the way to their only victory in the Europa League this season, though things will be different here, with Liverpool's progress riding on this game. The away side will do well to get a result here, and a draw might be the likely outcome.
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