Serie A IST (Indian Time), Live Stream and TV telecast: Roma is set to start their new Serie A campaign with the match against Udinese. The affair will take place at Stadio Olimpico on the 20th of August.
Italian Serie A IST Time and Live Stream
Match: Roma Vs Udinese (Serie A)
Date: August 20, 2016; 17:00 UK; 9:30 PM (20th August IST)
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Roma
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Roma drew the first leg of their Champions League play-off 1–1 at FC Porto on Wednesday evening and burne down a lot of energy as they had to play for almost an hour down to 10 men. Although the end result was good enough, they know just how all-important the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico is on Tuesday and that could influence on their approach to this weekend match against Udinese. Roma have done most of their transfer business in defence, having bought Thomas Vermaelen who was sent off in their European midweek match. Now it’s very likely that he will play alongside Kostas Manolas in the heart of Roma’s defence.
Beppe Iachini’s Udinese are strong in the air with Zapata, Thomas Heurtaux and Dias Felipe, so Roma will need to be aware of this fact and to avoid giving away unnecessary free kicks and corners. Cyril Thereau seems likely to stay at the club after some rumors in the summer, but he will not be available here due to a suspension.
Roma: Predicted Line-up (4–3‑3)
Szczesny – Florenzi, Manolas, Vermaelen, Juan Jesus – De Rossi, Nainggolan, Strootman – Salah, Dzeko, El Shaarawy.
Udinese: Predicted Line-up (3–5‑2)
Karnezis – Heurtaux, Danilo, Felipe – Widmer, Badu, Fofana, Willians, Armero – Ryder, Zapata.