Udinese welcome Napoli at Stadio Fruili as they hope for a home win to keep them further away from the drop zone.
Udinese are in 16th position in the Serie A table with 31 points, they are just 3 points away from the drop zone.
Napoli are trailing the League leaders Juventus with just 3 points and are looking for a vital away win to get a chance of going top of the table should The Old Lady falter.
Udinese have won just 1 match in their last 12 games whereas Napoli have lost just 1 game in their last 15 games.
Napoli have won 3 of their last 6 games, drew 2 and lost 3 while Udinese have lost 4 of their last 6 games, won 1 and drew 1.
Napoli are the joint highest scoring team with Roma (62) in the Serie A this season, they have conceded 24 goals this campaign, only Juventus (16) have conceded less goals than them.
Udinese have scored only 11 goals at home ground this season and they have also conceded 19 goals at home this season.
Udinese: Team News
The new coach has been with his team for two weeks now and prefers 3-5-2 formation.
Guilherme is the only player certain to miss the match through injury, while Heurtaux is a doubt but could still play if he is fit in time.
Udinese: Predicted Line up (3-5-2)
Karnezis – Danilo, Felipe, Heurtaux – Widmer, Halfredsson, Kuzmanovic, Fernandes, Armero – Thereau, Zapata.
Napoli: Team News
The teams only concern is Elseid Hysaj who seems to be lacking fitness but will likely join the team for the trip.
Napoli: predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)
Reina – Ghoulam, Koulibaly, Albiol, Hysaj – Jorginho, Allan, Hamsik – Insigne, Higuain, Callejon.
Udinese vs Napoli: Head-To-Head stats
Napoli have won the last two encounters between the two sides and are unbeaten in the last three matches against Udinese in all competitions.
Udinese are unbeaten at home in the last 7 Serie A meetings with Napoli, with 3 wins and 4 draws.
However, Udinese have won only once in the last 10 meetings between the two sides, with 4 wins and 4 draws in favour of Napoli.
Udinese vs Napoli: Prediction
Napoli is far more in good form than the home side as they are unbeaten in 14 of their last 15 games but with the new coach in Udinese, things could be different this time.
I think its best to consider a double chance for Napoli (win or Draw)
Napoli’s last 4 away games in the Serie a has seen goals below 3 and Udinese’ last 3 home matches have also recorded below 3 goals. I think it good to consider under 2.5 goals.
Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals