Napoli & Udinese meet on Match-day 15

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Saturday sees League Leaders Napoli, take on Udinese at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona – 3:00pm GMT.

Leaders Napoli are currently seven places higher than their rivals Udinese, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and eighth positions respectively.

League leaders Napoli will seek to win every game, this match is no exception

Napoli will be buoyant, following a 2-0 home win against Empoli in their last fixture.

Also, success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if League leaders Napoli can continue to extend their winning streak from 10 games then Luciano Spalletti’s squad will have an incredible season. They are the team to beat, with 38 points and sitting at the top of the table (current record: 12W – 0L and 2D) having won 12 fixtures and drawn two meetings.

Playing at home, Napoli have won six matches and drawn one game.

Napoli will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 41 points and keep their momentum going forward.

Good atacking and defensive team

Napoli have a solid defence, with only 10 goals conceded in their previous fixtures. Napoli will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (34). Their stand out attacking players have been Victor Osimhen (8), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (6), and Hirving Lozano (3).

Going into Saturday’s game, Luciano Spalletti without two of his players, due to illness or injury.

Udinese have 24 points to their name, going into this tie

Udinese will no doubt see this game as an opportunity to bring some consistency of form into their season, following a draw away to Spezia Calcio, as well at Lecce.

Also, Udinese are quickly becoming the Serie A’s draw specialists, having recorded five in their last six meetings. They currently stand eighth in the League, with 24 points for a total of 6 wins, 2 losses and 6 draws having won six matches, drawn six games, and lost two meetings.

Udinese’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Napoli. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three matches, drawn three meetings, and lost one game.

A win in this fixture would take Udinese’s points to 27 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Udinese, in terms of goals scored (22). Their stand out attacking players have been Beto (6), Sandi Lovric (2), and Gerard Deulofeu (2). Udinese have conceded 14 goals.

It is likely that three key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Andrea Sottil and his Udinese team.

Napoli v Udinese – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels this is a fixture that hastended to favour the local team when it comes to wins.Napoli have recorded 20 victories and 13 draws. Additionally, Udinese have left Napoli with a win on two out of three fixtures. The last time they played each other in this competition was March 2022, when Gli Azzurri walked away as 2-1 winners.

Other players of note for Napoli are Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia with eight goals both and for Udinese are Beto and Sandi Lovric with six goals each.