Napoli vs Udinese 19/04/18
Last weekend 0-0 draw with AC Milan left Napoli with minimal chances of lifting Serie A title this season, considering Juventus extended gap on them to six points, but the Light Blues are absolutely looking for a victory against the struggling Udinese side, who lost nine consecutive league games, including last week’s disappointing 2-1 to Cagliari on the road. Although it seemed the Friulian White-blacks are going to avoid relegation this season, a terrible form over the last couple of months have very much complicated things for them, as another potential failure at the Stadio San Paolo might put them in difficulty for the remainder of the season. As for Napoli, they appeared to lose pace in the crucial point of the season failing to win four out of previous six Serie A matches, which allowed the Old Lady make a huge gap. With twelve victories in sixteen games at home, Napoli are the second best hosts in the league after Juventus, while Udinese lost ten out of sixteen away matches, which indicates who are the favorites in this encounter.
Mauricio Sarri won’t have Faouzi Ghoulam at his disposal, as the Algerian is yet to recover from a severe injury, while Valon Behrami can’t play for the visitors due to muscle problems. Emil Hallfredsson will also be absent after accumulating five yellow cards.