UDINESE V NAPOLI MATCH PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS 20TH OCTOBER 2018

TIME: 21.30

 

The Italian Serie A returns after the international break with strugglers Udinese entertaining scudetto contenders Napoli in matchday 9 both sides keen to get the maximum points.

Udinese will be banking on their home faithful to inspire them past the attacking minded Napoli side and get back to winning ways.

The home team will be particularly eager to bounce back from their disappointing 2-0 home loss to Italian Champions Juventus in their last Serie A encounter and down their visitors.

The hosts come into the clash in mediocre form having lost all their last three matches and they are in dire need of getting back to winning ways.

Udinese currently lies 15th in the Italian top division standings with 8 points from eight matches played coming into the clash.

Napoli faces Udinese hoping to pick a routine win to fuel their elusive Scudetto pursuit as they try to catch with Champions Juventus.

Napoli head into the clash in high spirits after beating Sassuolo 2-0 in their last Serie A encounter before the international break and they will hope for more of the same.

Carlo Ancelloti charges head into the clash in fine form having won all their last four matches save for their 3-1 painful defeat to Juventus.

The visitors currently lie second in the Serie A standings with 18 points from 8 matches heading into the clash.

Udinese will be counting on their home support and a compact team unit as well as keeping things tight at the back and hitting the visitors on counter attacks to sneak away with the maximum points.

Napoli will again count on diminutive on form Italian talisman Lorenzo Insigne to continue with his goalscoring exploits to get the job done.

HEAD TO HEAD

Napoli has won all the last five matches between the two sides.

TIP

Napoli win

ODDS

1.63

STAKE

Large

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