Serie A Match Preview: Udinese vs. Napoli

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Updated: April 16, 2014
Udinese and Napoli

Match Date: 19 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan

 

Udinese’s hopes of a stronger finish ended when they fell victim to Antonio Conte’s Juventus. Similarly, Napoli’s ambition of retaining the 2nd spot of Serie A is already a far-flung shot.

 

Udinese and Napoli’s present performances were a little bit short of what they have accomplished last season. After qualifying for the Europa League, the Zebrettes are now fighting for survival, thus, making its upcoming match more significant.

 

The encounter is also important in Napoli’s part for it is one of their last attempts to steal the spotlight from AS Roma. However, it may be a little too late for the Partenopeis as the capital club has already accumulated a 12-point lead. The best thing that Napoli can do is to use its remaining matches to cut down such lead. The Zebrettes, therefore, should be alert.

 

Udinese currently sits on the 14th spot of Italy’s top-flight league. This does not mean that they are totally safe as survival battles get tougher every day. As a matter of fact, they are one of the clubs desperately fighting for their Serie A status.

 

The season is not yet over and anything is possible. The rock bottom clubs might cause surprises and upsets to those, which are too complacent of their present form and such scenario is what Udinese must avoid.

 

Clearly, Udinese is far from being the favorites of sports betting sites. But instead of breaking down to heavy pressure, they must use simply remember how strong they are as a club and secure the needed victory.

 

Prediction: Napoli

 

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