Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Dacia Arena when Udinese and Napoli face each other in the Serie A round 17. The Zebrette showed character in their last league match, with the team scoring a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Bologna. Udinese aim to put an end to their five-game winless run in the Italian top flight, but they will have a big fish to fry in Sunday’s clash against Napoli.
The Partenopei, on the other hand, failed to turn their dominance into victory in midweek, with the team eventually suffering a shocking loss to Spezia at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Genaro Gattuso’s troops aim to return to winning ways in the Serie A as soon as possible, and they are likely to go for a win in the Dacia Arena clash. Since key defender Koulibaly remains in the recovery room, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Mertens, Osimhen, and Malcuit are sidelined with injuries as well.
Highlighted Player (Nicolas Andrade):
Nicolas Andrade is a Brazilian goalkeeper who plays for Hellas Verona in Serie A. Nicolas was born in Colorado de Oeste on April 12, 1988 and he is a product of Atletico Mineiro youth school. The 190-cm-tall shot-stopper played for the likes of Villa Nova, Tombense and Anapolina in Brazil before joining Italian side Hellas Verona in 2010.
In 2014 he was sent on loan to Virtus Lanciano and he made 35 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2014/2015 season the Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with Trapani, but he eventually returned to the “City of Love”. Nicolas managed to keep no less than 17 clean sheets in 42 appearances for Hellas Verona in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign.
He has established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper at Verona, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Brazil national football team. His contract with the Mastini should expire on June 30, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Napoli):
SSC Napoli is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officially in 1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was called FBC Internaples.
After 4 seasons the club changed its name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).
In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.
In 2004 the local club was bankrupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008. Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.