Predictions for the match Napoli - Udinese
This is Napoli's last game for 2022 before the World Cup break in Qatar.
Because the championship in Serie A will not resume until the first days of January due to the Christmas holidays.
In this regard, the leader in the "calcho" ranking will try to maintain the comfortable lead he has at the top.
To do so, they will need to record another win in their second straight home run that the program provides them.
This win would be Napoli's 11th in a row in Serie A this season.
A truly impressive achievement by them.
I guess the Sky Blues have learned a lesson from their last match against Empoli.
Which, despite being won, ended the first half 0-0.
Today I expect the Neapolitans to beat their opponent even before the break.
The statistics are startling for Udinese - 11 losses in the last 12 meetings with Napoli.
Most of these wins also featured 2.5 overs.
Something I predict will happen again today because of the strength that Luciano Spalletti's team has in front.
Prediction: Over 2 Goals
Napoli is sole leader after 10 consecutive victories in Serie A
The leader Napoli managed to increase its lead over the champion Milan to 8 points.
After the intermediate round, the Rossoneri reached only a 0-0 draw in their visit to Cremonese.
And at the same time, the team from Naples beat Empoli 2-0 at their Diego Armando Maradona stadium.
But although the result looks convincing, this victory did not come easily.
As both goals for Luciano Spalletti's squad came in the final third of the match.
And Spalletti himself once again showed himself to be a skilled tactician with correctly executed substitutions.
Because both goals were the work of reserve players - Lozano and Zelinski.
These 2 goals took the Partenopei to the top of the top 5 European leagues for the most goals scored by substitute players - 9 such goals.
Udinese fly out of the Top 6 after a run of 6 games without a win (0-5-1)
Udinese fans enjoyed the incredible results of the team in the period from the end of August to the beginning of October.
During that time, the "zebras" recorded 6 consecutive victories in the championship, including against the giants Inter and Roma.
These results sent them into the top 4 of the standings.
But then something went wrong for the Black and Whites. And they remained winless in their next 7 official matches.
That includes their loss against Monza in the Coppa Italia tournament, which knocked them out of the race.
That negative streak was extended on Tuesday night.
When the Friulians could only manage a 1-1 draw in their visit to relegated La Spezia despite being favourites.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Jesus, Rui; Anguisa, Lobotka, Zelinsky; Lozano, Osimhen, Raspadori
Lineup: Silvestri; Perez, Bijol, Newtink; Pereira, Lovrich, Wallace, Arslan, Ebose; Deulofeu, Success
Injured: Bekao, Udogi, Makengo; Newtink (questionable)
Standings and Form in Serie A
|3. AC Milan||14||9||3||2||27:14||30||DWLWW|
|7. AS Roma||14||8||2||4||17:13||26||DLWLW|
|TORINO 9. W Torino||14||6||2||6||15:16||20||WLWWL|