Udinese vs Napoli
KICK OFF: Saturday 20th Oct 2018 | 20:30 CET
Serie A wk9 | Decia Arena - Stadio Friuli
Udinese will be punching above their weight but are a bogey team for Napoli. Can they yet pull one out of the bag against the Serie A title contenders?
Udinese has endured a tough run of games with champions Juventus being the latest side to land a blow. The hosts welcome Napoli after the international break, and they will consider themselves worthy of upsetting the odds in this fixture given their fair record against Napoli. Furthermore, they aren’t goal-shy having scored in six of their games so far this season.
Napoli are considered league contenders this season, but they need to collect maximum points in games like this to stay in contention. A win will also boost morale ahead of another trip to PSG in their Champions League clash. It should not be difficult with the firepower of Insigne, Milik, and Callejon creating chances. Without any suspensions or injuries, Ancelotti will likely field a strong side to win the match.
The visitors are in great shape to record another victory. Udinese averages a goal a match.
Key Match Facts
- Udinese’s attacker Rodrigo de Paul has been involved in six of the eight goals scored by the side this season (4 goals, 2 assists).
- Napoli has won each of the last five meetings with Udinese.
- Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne has scored four times in the last five encounters with Udinese.
Result Prediction: Napoli Win
Score Prediction: Both teams to score