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Serie A Midweek Preview: Udinese Look For Third Straight Win

We get a rare slate of midweek matches in Serie this week with early Serie A leaders Udinese travelling to Milan to take on the defending champions the pick of the bunch,

Udinese, with two wins from their two matches this season, tackle Massimiliano Allegri’s side which has taken just one point. Udinese have beaten Fiorentina at home and Lecce away, both by 2-0 margins.

Milan’s 3-1 loss to unbeaten Napoli , for whom Edinson Cavani hit a hat-trick, has increased the pressure on Allegri.

“We’re not worried,” Allegri said. “We all have to relax, know we are a big club who can have a couple of setbacks in terms of result, but the performances were decent. The only concern is that we conceded five goals in the first two Serie A rounds.”

Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is in doubt for the home clash with Siena after being knocked unconscious at the San Siro.

The Roma goalkeeper rushed off his line and was accidentally kicked in the right temple by Lucio in the opening minutes of the 0-0 draw.

The Dutch international lost consciousness for about 10 minutes and was stretchered off with a neck brace.

Another player in injury trouble is Fiorentina’s Italy international Alberto Gilardino. Gilardino is awaiting the results of scans on his left knee which he injured in a tackle with Udinese’s Samir Handanovic.

Fiorentina, who kicked off the season with a 2-0 win over Bologna, are at home to Parma on Wednesday.

Other matches see Lazio travel to Cesena, who are still looking for their first point, leaders Napoli visit Chievo, Genoa host Catania and Juventus welcome the visit of second-bottom Bologna.

Struggling Atalanta visit Lecce, newcomers Novara host Inter while Cagliari will try to hang on to their 100 percent record at Palermo.