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SerieATIM: Napoli vs Udinese

Napoli vs Udinese

The race for the remaining 3 positions in the Top 4 Serie A this season (the championship officially belonged to Inter Milan) promises to be fierce to the last minute.  After the victory over Spezia in the 35th round, Napoli temporarily surpassed Juventus to rise to 4th place with 70 points, 1 point more than the opponent.  But the 6th ranked Lazio team, if winning the match against Torino, will have 67 points, which is only 3 points less than Napoli.

Napoli vs Udinese

However, Napoli still holds the right to self-determination for the Champions League ticket.  The performance of the Southern Italian team last time was quite good: unbeaten 6 consecutive rounds in Serie A (won 4).  Meanwhile, Napoli's opponent in this round, Udinese has no motivation to play when he is sure to stay relegated and has long been out of competition for a place in the European arena next season.

In that context, the fact that Napoli accepted Udinese to 1 1/2 is not high, although last season, they only accepted 1 draw when they welcomed Udinese at home.

In addition to the motivational factor and the difference in other aspects, Napoli himself knows how to bully Udinese at home: winning 7 consecutive matches against this opponent in the hole.

Moreover, the last 9 matches in the Italian national championship, Udinese won only 2 (lost 5) and no match kept a clean sheet.