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Serie A Betting: Udinese vs. Napoli

Serie A Betting: Udinese vs. Napoli


Udinese hosts Napoli at the Stadio Friuli, and despite Napoli being unbeaten so far in 2013 the draw result looks decent.

The last time these two faced each other was back on matchday seven when Napoli edged out the Zebrette by a hard fought 2-1 score at home. Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin was ejected from that game and will need to keep himself and the troops cool in order to beat Italy's second best team today.

Guidolin will be happy that this will be a home match as the Stadio Friuli has been a sweet place to play this season. Udinese sports a very strong record there going 7-1-3 (W-L-T) so far, and it has won four consecutive on their own soil.

Naturally, most of its firepower has come at home with Antonio Di Natale leading the charge. His 14 goals is good enough for third spot in the goal scoring title race, but the question is if the home side will be able to stay strong at the back. Udinese has allowed a goal per game on average at home and it will have to contend with Serie A's top threat in Edinson Cavani, who has 18 goals so far on the campaign.

A home win here is paying 2.90 over at William Hill, where you can land a great $100 betting bonus.

The draw is at 3.10 at the same firm, and with Napoli notching 1.3 goals per away game this season - combined with Udinese's tendendcy to draw at home - I like this out of the outright picks.

The victory for the visitors comes in at 2.50, which is going to attract a lot of action with their 6-3-3 road record and the fact they have yet to lose in league play since the winter break, a streak lasting seven games.

I like the over 2.5 here given Di Natale and Cavani's appearances, and that Udinese usually have high scoring games against high quality opposition. That can be taken at evens (2.00) right now.

This is definitely going to be a fun game for betting on correct goal scorers. If Di Natale opens up the scoring here or gets the last one he has odds of 4.50 available and if does it at any point in the game it goes down a bit to 2.20. Many bettors see Cavani doing it again for Napoli, and he can be taken at 1.91 to score at any point but also at 5.00 to score a pair in the game.

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