Napoli is in crisis. The previous year’s runner-up has not won a single competitive game since 23 October. Less surprising, therefore, are the rumors about an upcoming change of coach. According to media reports, next week Gennaro Gattuso will take over the “Azzurri” from Napoli.
Udinese vs Napoli Soccer Betting Prediction
It remains to be seen how Gattuso will manage the big construction sites in the team. The next two competitive games Napoli will still face head coach Carlo Ancelotti. Leading the way, however, will be the CL match in the coming week, where Napoli will be able to solve the knockout round of 16 in the premier class with three points against Genk.
In Serie A, the away game against Udinese Calcio is under way for the “Azzurri” this weekend. According to bookmakers, in Udinese against Napoli the guests are favored according to odds despite the current sporting crisis. This is partly due to the weak start to the season by Udinese.
Udinese – Statistics & Current Form
Luca Gotti is to lead the “Bianconeri” from Udine back out of the crisis. The interim coach took over the team in early November and is expected to remain in office until the end of the season. Under Gotti, there was a win and a draw for the “Bianconeri” in the first two games. Recently, however, two games in a row were lost again.
Thus, Udinese Calcio slips back in the Serie A table. Only four points separate the “Bianconeri” from a relegation place. With nine goals Udinese is the worst offensive Serie A. From a defensive point of view, there was also little to cheer. 23 goals are outbid only by five teams.
Ten of the previous 14 points brought the “Bianconeri” in front of home scenery. With only four goals scored in seven home games, the point yield of Udinese Calcio can certainly be proud of. At home, Udinese have won against AC Milan (1-0), Bologna (1-0) and Torino FC (1-0).
Before the home game against Napoli, the team of interim coach Luca Gotti fueled confidence in the Coppa Italia. With 4-0, the home game against Bologna was won, with the “Bianconeri” moved into the next round of the cup. Surprisingly, when considering how weak the offensive performances in Serie A were.
Udinese have to miss Ken Sema in the home game against Napoli due to injury. According to the latest performance at Coppa Italia, we might expect some changes in the starting eleven at the weekend. For a home win against Udinese against Napoli lucrative odds for tip 1 are offered.
Expected lineup of Udinese:
➲ Musso – Rodrigo, Nuythinck, Troost-Ekong – Samir, Walace, de Paul, Mandragora, Stryger – Okaka, Nestorovski
Last matches of Udinese:
⚽️ 04.12.2019 – Udinese Calcio vs. Bologna 4: 0 (Coppa Italia)
⚽️ 01.12.2019 – Lazio Roma vs. Udinese Calcio 3: 0 (Serie A)
⚽️ 24.11.2019 – Sampdoria Vs. Udinese Calcio 2: 1 (Serie A)
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – Udinese Calcio vs. Spal Ferrara 0: 0 (Serie A)
⚽️ 03.11.2019 – Genoa vs. Udinese Calcio 1: 3 (Serie A)
Napoli – Statistics & Current Form
Worse, it can not run at SSC Napoli currently. The “Azzurri” is in a sporting crisis and is currently fighting mainly with internal problems.
To initiate the sporting turnaround, a change of coach is expected to be made at Napoli. Gennaro Gattuso should, according to recent media reports, take on the coaching role after the Genk game.
After the runner-up in the previous year, Carlo Ancelotti is expected to leave the team next week. Since October 23, the “Azzurri” from Napoli won no competitive game. Meanwhile, the crisis has come to a head, after the home game against Bologna was lost in the last week.
The Ultras of Napoli aggravate with threats the sporty crisis all the more. How SSC Napoli will continue in the future is not yet clear, but Gennaro Gattuso seems to be the best man for the coaching job.
In the Serie A, the previous year’s runner-up from Napoli currently occupies seventh place in the table, with the current ranking primarily due to the performances at the beginning of the season. Since the home win over Verona no game was won in Serie A again. There have been four draws and two defeats in the last six league games.
The next week is for Napoli also the crucial group game against Genk. With a home victory over the Belgian representative, the “Azzurri” can solve the sixteenth ticket in the Champions League on their own. If Napoli defeats Genk, Ancelotti’s team will be reliant on Liverpool contactors.
The hospital in the “Partenopei” has changed little recently. Furthermore, numerous losses of key players are to be lamented. If you compare the player ranks of both teams, but Napoli is still more occupied than Udinese.
Expected lineup of Napoli:
➲ Ospina – Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Manolas, Maksimovic – Elmas, Zielinski, Ruiz – Insigne, Llorente, Lozano
Last matches of Napoli:
⚽️ 01.12.2019 – Napoli vs Bologna 1: 2 (Serie A)
⚽️ 27.11.2019 – Liverpool Vs. Napoli 1: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – AC Milan vs. Napoli 1: 1 (Serie A)
⚽️ 11/09/2019 – Napoli vs Genoa 0: 0 (Serie A)
⚽️ 05.11.2019 – Napoli vs Red Bull Salzburg 1: 1 (Champions League)
Udinese vs Napoli Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The direct comparison between the two clubs is meanwhile led by SSC Napoli. In the last six series A duels between Udinese and Napoli, a prediction for the “Azzurri” has come true.
Since the 2015/16 season Udinese can no longer take points against Napoli. Napoli had two unbeaten victories over Udinese last season.
Udinese vs Napoli Soccer Betting Prediction
Napoli lost to Bologna, Udinese’s youngest opponent, 2-1 at home. The “Bianconeri” from Udine, on the other hand, celebrated a comfortable home win over Bologna during the week. The cross-comparison between the two clubs does not really have any meaningfulness, especially as the problems at SSC Napoli are quite different.
Internal riots in the “Azzurri” have a significant impact on the athletic performance of the team. The fact that the Ultras have now turned against the team makes the current situation even worse.
According to media reports, Carlo Ancelotti will play the last two competitive matches as head coach of the “Azzurri” before Gattuso takes on the coaching position next week.
Key Facts – Udinese vs Napoli tips
📌 Napoli won the last six duels against Udinese.
📌 Napoli has won all competitions since 23 October.
📌 Udinese represents the weakest offensive Serie A.
Udinese has played a catastrophic season so far. With the change of coach, there was only a temporary positive effect. Two defeats in a row ensured that the lead on the relegation ranks could not be extended. During the week, the “Bianconeri” surprisingly won a clear home victory (4-0) over Bologna and thus moved into the next round of the cup.
Therefore, we would use Udinese against Napoli betting odds for a victory of the guests and choose to use a five units. Napoli would also end the bleak victory.
Competition: Serie A
Prediction Today: Napoli (2)
Stake: 5/10 units