Napoli vs Udinese Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Napoli vs Udinese Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Napoli

2017-04-15
19:45
Stadio San Paolo

VS

Udinese

Napoli vs Udinese predictions ahead of Saturday night’s Serie A clash. Can Napoli keep up their push for second place by seeing off Udinese? Read on for our match preview and free betting tips.

Napoli VS Udinese Predictions

Full Time: 3 - 0

Both Team To Score Tip: YES
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Reason For Napoli VS Udinese Betting Tips

Napoli took a huge lead in the race for the Champions League, after seeing off nearest rivals Lazio last weekend. A 3-0 victory in Rome put the Partenopei seven points clear in third place, and now they switch focus to second placed Roma. Can they finish as the closest rivals to Juventus once again? If the men from Naples are to sneak back in to second, and claim the automatic place in next season’s Champions League, then they’ll have to hit form in the run in.

The problem for Napoli comes at the back, as their defence is left vulnerable by their swashbuckling ways. While the hosts have an incredible forward line, they can’t keep things tight at the back. The Partenopei have conceded in 69% of their home matches, while they’ve managed three clean sheets in their last 15 at the San Paolo in all competitions. While that makes them a great side to watch, it gives them little hope of challening Juve.

On top of that, visiting sides head to the San Paolo and expect to get chances. Udinese head in to this match expecting to find the net, especially after stringing together a five game unbeaten run. The Zebrette were 3-0 winners against Genoa on Sunday, while they’ve racked up five goals in their last two outings on the road. That brought an end to a run of five games without a goal on their travels, and Udinese are showing no signs of going back to that kind of form.

Udinese have an excellent scoring record against Napoli, having found the net in seven of their last eight meetings. The Zebrette have racked up seven goals in their last five trips to the San Paolo, and we see them adding to that on Saturday night. Napoli just aren’t reliable enough at the back. Their clean sheet against Lazio was just the third they’ve picked up since late January, while 65% of the Partenopei’s games have seen both teams score. That has us backing BTTS in this encounter, which looks like great value at 19/20 with bet365.

Head To Head

Napoli have won four of their last five against Napoli, including a 2-1 victory earlier this season.

Napoli VS Udinese Stats

There have been at least four goals scored in 35% of Napoli's Serie A games, and in 33% of Udinese's trips. The hosts have won by two goals in 70% of their league victories.

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