Our football match prediction:
Buoyed by a thrilling 3-0 win over Lazio, Napoli take on Stadio San Paolo on Saturday evening. The Partenopei proved their worth in the triumph over Simone Inzaghi’s troops and they are on the right track to finish the season in top three. Napoli have already suffered elimination in the Champions League knockout stages, meaning that they will be fully focused on the national championship in the remainder of the season and there is every chance coach Maurizio Sarri is going to field the best possible side against Udinese. Over the years the Neapolitans have turned their Stadio San Paolo into a real fortress and despite the fact that the Zebrette outclassed Genoa (3-0) at the weekend, we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Saturday’s football game. Lorenzo Insigne scored a brace against Lazio and he will be the man to watch in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Vlad Chiriches):
Vlad Iulian Chriches had an unusual path to the biggest stage, spending some time at the Benfica youth academy before returning to Romania to start his professional career at International. The central defender arrived to Steaua Bucuresti via Pandurii Targu Jiu and he needed just a year and a half to secure a big club move. After snubbing a number of offers from Italian Serie A, Chiriches joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013, becoming Steaua’s record transfer in the process. However, the Romania international did not enjoy the best of starts to his career in England and he was sold to Napoli after two somewhat disappointing seasons at White Hart Lane. Chiriches has struggled for playing time at Stadio San Paolo as well, and he will probably need to play on regular basis if he is to realise his full potential. Meanwhile, the powerful defender remains an important member of the Romania national team, having earned more than 40 caps for the Tricolorii since making his debut in 2011.
Highlighted Team (Udinese):
Udinese Calcio was founded in 1986 as a part of the Societa Udinesedi Ginnastica. Until the season 1929 the club from Udine was playing in the regional divisions of Italy. In the year 1929 the club was allowed to participate in the Serie B (second highest Italian football division). In 1950 Udinese managed to reach the Serie A. After 5 years the club got downgraded back to the Serie A. After a hectic period Udinese managed to stay in the Serie A since 1995. The best performance of Udinese was in the season 1954/1955 where the club from Udine managed to end second on the table. The only prizes that Udinese won are the Serie B title, Serie C title and the UEFA Intertoto cup. Currently Udinese is playing their games in the Stadio Friuli. The most known nicknames for the club are Bianconeri and Zebrette.Some very known players have ever played for Udinese such as: Bierhoff, Amoroso, Di Natale, Alexis SAnhez and Dino Zoff.