Udinese vs. SSC Napoli / Serie A – On Saturday’s program we have three matches in the ninth round of the Italian Serie A, and we have decided to analyse a duel between the 15th Udinese and the second Napoli, which currently has 10 points advantage. That is why the guests from the south of Italy enjoy the role of the big favourite in this match, especially since they have a series of five consecutive victories against Udinese.
Udinese vs. SSC Napoli begins 20.10.2018 at 20:30 CET
Of course this information does not sound so encouraging for Udinese, but they still hope they can surprise their rivals on Saturday, who are surely thinking about the upcoming performance at the Champions League. On the other hand, after the early elimination from Coppa Italia, they are focused exclusively on the championship, but they were defeated in the last three rounds and therefore at this point, they have only three points more than teams from the relegation zone.
However, two of these three defeats happened on their field from Lazio and Juventus, who are objectively much stronger than them, while they have lost with only 2:1 from Bologna. Otherwise, coach Velazquez has already announced that Napoli will play much more riskier than in the previous two home matches, while we still need to add that the injured defender Pezzella, midfielder Bad and striker Ingelsson are all still out of action.
Probable lineups Udinese: Scuffet – Larsen, Troost-Ekong, Nuytinck, Samir – Behrami – Pussetto, Mandragora, Fofana, de Paul – Lasagna
When it comes to the guests from Naples, they have made four victories and only one defeat in the last five games, and this was in the championship match against the leading Juventus, which has six points more. But it is much more important for Napoli that they after a home victory over Sassuolo kept their second place on Serie A table with two points more than the third Inter and three compared to the fourth Lazio.
In addition to that, after the introductory draw without goals in the Champions League against Red Star, they have celebrated a home victory of 1-0 over Liverpool, so they are now awaiting PSG in a much better mood. However, because of this upcoming match in Paris we believe that coach Benitez will send a combined team is now against Udinese on the field, for which they cannot count on the injured goalkeeper Meret, defenders Chiriches and Ghoulam and midfielder Younes.
Probable lineups SSC Napoli: Karnezis – Malcuit, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui – Zielinski, Rog, Diawara, Verdi – Ounas, Milik
Udinese vs. SSC Napoli PICK
It is quite clear that the Napolitans are valid for the absolute favourites in this match, but we have already mentioned in our analysis that they will have a very important performance in the Champions League and that is why we have decided on a match with goals on both sides.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 2.00 at 10bet (down to 1.90 can be played)
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