Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Napoli will be aiming to build on a 2-1 win over Verona when they take on Udinese in the Serie A round 30. The Partenopei quickly bounced back from a loss to Milan to keep their Scudetto hopes alive. Napoli are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but they should not underestimate Udinese, who shared the spoils with Roma at the weekend. All Meret, Malcuit, and Petagna are out of contention with injuries, while Juan Jesus is a major doubt.
The Zebrette, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous four league fixtures. Udinese have been in a fine form of late, but seeing that Napoli do not suit them, home win should be considered. In each of the last four meetings between the two sides Luciano Spalletti’s team emerged triumphant. As for the visiting side, Perez should be the only absentee this time out.
Highlighted Player (Lorenzo Insigne):
Born in Frattamaggiore, Naples on June 4, 1991, Lorenzo Insigne is an Italian footballer who plays for his hometown club Napoli in the Serie A. Insigne is a product of Olimpia Sant’Arpino football school, but he joined the Partenopei at the age of 15.
The diminutive attacker scored his first ever goal in the Italian top flight on September 16, 2012 in a 3-1 win over Parma. Insigne, who played for the likes of Cavese, Foggia and Pescara on loan before returning to Naples, made his debut with the Italian national team on September 11, 2012 in the World Cup qualifier against Malta.
The Napoli forward scored his first ever goal for the Azzurri in a friendly against Argentina on August 14, 2013. His main position is left winger, but he is used as a second striker as well. Lorenzo Insigne has a contract with Napoli until June 30, 2022.
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.