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Udinese vs Napoli

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Saturday, 07 Dec 2019 17:00

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Udinese vs Napoli Prediction Verdict

After a thorough analysis of stats, recent form and H2H through Bettingsuretips´s algorithm, as well as, tipsters advice for the match Udinese vs Napoli this is our Prediction:

Yes for Both Teams to Score, with a percentage of 53%.

Reason For Udinese vs Napoli Betting Tips

  • Napoli are closer to struggling Udinese in the table than the top four.
  • This is the second-worst run of Carlo Ancelotti’s managerial career.
  • Udinese have lost just one of their last five home games.
  • Napoli have failed to win in their last eight games.

Worrying Gap for Napoli

Napoli are away to Udinese this weekend, with the Partenopei favourites to claim all three points when they face the side who are only two spots clear of the bottom three. While the Zebrette are languishing quite low in the table, Napoli are closer in points to Udinese (6) than they are to the top four (8).

That growing gap has put pressure on the visitors, who could risk missing out on vital Champions League revenue if this form continues. Will their visit to Udinese be a turning point for the hosts?

Pressure on Ancelotti

With the hosts slipping down the Serie A standings, there’s obvious pressure on Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti. The former Bayern boss has not won in his last six league games (D4 L2): in his coaching career, only once has he had a longer winless run in the top five European leagues (eight in 1996/97, with Parma). His departure looks likely, but the timing will depend on their form.

Making the Champions League is vital for a Napoli side who had expected to make a push for the title this season. If this run drags on to January, expect to see a switch at the top. There have been rumours linking Gennaro Gattuso with the role, but that seems a risk for a team who can’t afford to take that kind of gamble.

Will Napoli’s Struggles Continue?

The visitors are in a tough spot right now, while they head to a side who are on form at home. Udinese have lost just one of their last five at home, keeping four clean sheets in that time. That should hold off a Napoli side whose goals have dried up of late. That’s led to this string of poor results, while the Partenopei have kept only one clean sheet in their last nine matches.

Napoli have failed to win in eight matches in all competitions. Meanwhile, the visitors have struggled on the road in the league this term. Napoli are winless in their last four Serie A away games (D3 L1). They last had a longer run without a win on the road in April 2010 under Walter Mazzarri (5). Overall this season, the visitors have won two of their last seven trips in Serie A. That has us backing Udinese Double Chance here.

There have been just 12 goals scored at the Dacia Arena in Serie A this term, fewer than any other ground (four for Udinese, eight conceded). Meanwhile, Napoli have drawn four of their last five matches, with three of those finishing 1-1. We’re backing a result given five of Napoli’s last six in the league have seen both teams score.

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