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Napoli will be at Dacia Arena on Sunday for the Serie A tie with hosts Udinese.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Udinese v Napoli are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Udinese will play in this fixture following on from a 2-2 Serie A drawn match against Bologna.
In that game, Udinese had 63% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Udinese, the goalscorers were Roberto Pereyra (34') and Tolgay Arslan (90'). Bologna got 10 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Takehiro Tomiyasu (19') and Mattias Svanberg (40') scored for Bologna.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Udinese have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Bianconeri Friuliani have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 11 goals in the process.
Their previous form shows that Udinese:
- have not emerged victorious against SSC Napoli in their last 8 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Spezia in Serie A action, Napoli will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, SSC Napoli managed 62% possession and 27 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SSC Napoli was Andrea Petagna (58'). On the other side, Spezia had 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. M'Bala Nzola (68') and Tommaso Pobega (82') scored for Spezia.
The stats tell the story, and Napoli have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 8 goals in all. In defence, Partenopei have clearly had some problems. We will find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Going into this encounter, SSC Napoli remain unbeaten by Udinese when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league matches. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head results going back to 19/12/2017 tells us that these encounters have been miserable for Udinese. They’ve not been able to register any wins at all whereas Napoli have been dominant against them, running out winners in 83% of those ties.
In all, 21 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 from Bianconeri Friuliani and 15 netted by Partenopei. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The last league fixture between these sides was Serie A match day 34 on 19/07/2020 when the final score was SSC Napoli 2-1 Udinese.
In that match, SSC Napoli managed 68% possession and 24 attempts on goal with 9 on target. The scorers were Arkadiusz Milik (31') and Matteo Politano (94').
For their opponents, Udinese got 4 shots at goal with 3 on target. Rodrigo De Paul (22') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Daniele Chiffi.
Team News: Udinese
Mato Jajalo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Gerard Deulofeu (Ankle fracture), Nícolas (Unknown Injury), Fernando Forestieri (Muscular problems), Stefano Okaka (Unknown Injury), Bram Nuytinck (Calf Injury) and Ignacio Pussetto (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be playing for Udinese manager Luca Gotti.
Team News: Napoli
Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has multiple availability issues to deal with. Kévin Malcuit (Calf Problems), Victor Osimhen (Shoulder Injury) and Diego Demme (Unknown Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Our assessment here is that Udinese will do well to put one past this Napoli lineup who we think should manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a very even match with a 0-1 winning margin for Napoli when the full-time whistle blows.
Should be interesting.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Dacia Arena (25,144)
Captain: Kevin Lasagna
Chairman: Franco Soldati
Manager: Luca Gotti
Competitions: Serie A position 14
⭐ Star Man: Ignacio Pussetto
Mostly playing in the Right Wing position, Ignacio Pussetto was born in Argentina. Having made a first senior appearance for Atlético de Rafaela in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 11 appearances.