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  • April 17, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio San Paolo, Napoli
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
  • • Attendance: 65000
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Serie A Preview: Napoli - Udinese

Serie A Preview: Napoli - Udinese

Napoli will look to keep their title hopes alive as they square off against Champions League chasing Udinese at the San Paolo

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Napoli: De Sanctis; Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Ruiz; Maggio, Pazienza, Yebda, Dossena; Hamsik, Lavezzi; Cavani

Napoli


Udinese: Handanovic; Benatia, Zapata, Domizzi, Pasquale; Isla, Pinzi, Inler, Asamoah, Armero; Denis

Udinese


DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Napoli are currently riding a four-game winning streak.
  • Walter Mazzarri's men haven't lost at home since last October.
  • Napoli have held their opponents scoreless 16 times this season.
  • Edinson Cavani is second in the Serie A scoring race with 25 goals.
  • Napoli have scored 11 goals in their last four games.
  • Udinese are unbeaten in their last five Serie A matches against Napoli.
  • The Zebrette will be without dynamic duo Antonio Di Natale and Alexis Sanchez who are both injured.
  • Udinese have scored 32 goals on the road in the 2010-11 campaign.
  • Udinese have won five of their past six matches away from home.

LAST MEETING



November 28, 2010: Udinese 3-1 Napoli


Di Natale was the hero as his hat-trick fired the hosts to an impressive victory over Napoli. The veteran striker made no mistake from the spot in the 15th minute before scoring two more goals in the second half to give Udinese a commanding lead they would not relinquish.

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Players to watch

E. Cavani

Position: Attacker

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'El Matador' has 25 goals in Serie A this season and is a huge reason why Napoli are challenging for the Scudetto this late in the campaign. The Uruguay international will likely cause the Udinese defence all sorts of problems and will be keen to add to his impressive goal tally.

G. Denis

Position: Attacker

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Without Sanchez or Di Natale in the line-up, Denis will be counted on to provide the scoring punch for Udinese and the Argentine striker will be extra-motivated to do well against his old side.

Editor's Prediction

Udinese will enter the San Paolo cauldron without their dynamic duo and will be immediately put on the back foot by a Napoli side who will come sprinting out of the starting blocks. Hamsik, Lavezzi and Cavani will all get on the scoresheet as the Azzurri send Milan a message with an emphatic win in Naples.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Napoli

Udinese

Wins
3
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

SSC Napoli NAP
SSC Napoli Napoli
Draw
Udinese Calcio UDI
Udinese Calcio Udinese
60%
16%
24%

Top 3 Predictions

SSC Napoli NAP
2 - 0
Udinese Calcio UDI
SSC Napoli NAP
2 - 1
Udinese Calcio UDI
SSC Napoli NAP
3 - 1
Udinese Calcio UDI

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