Udinese v Napoli: Defensive concerns point to a key bet


OUR man in Rome Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) takes aim at one particular game this Serie A Saturday.

Udinese v Napoli | Saturday 17:00 | Setanta Ireland

A few months ago this match represented the end of Napoli’s dream about winning the Scudetto. This season things are really different though.

While Napoli are struggling with domestic affairs, mainly because of the absence of Gonzalo Higuain and the injury of Arek Milik, they are performing in a impressive way in Europe.

While not having the same results of last year, Napoli are still performing good in terms of entertainment, despite having some defensive concerns that have cost them a lot of points, ask Besiktas about that.

Goal glut Udinese

Udinese, as I said in my last article, are not the same resilient team of last season, and under coach Luigi Del Neri they generally try to play their game, despite risking a bit more.

This is reflected in the stats, but even more so in recent trends after sacking their old manager. Since that change Udinense have been involved in five consecutive BTTS games, while at home, they’ve failed to score only once, against Lazio.

Napoli, despite being without their central striker, should have no problem to find the net, with Dries Mertens fitting well as a false number 9 so it's BTTS for me.

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Marco first found an interest in betting back in 2007 when correctly calling AC Milan as Champions League winners. Through his love and knowledge for Italian football, Marco soon started penning betting content based around the game in his home country. Based in Italy, Marco keeps a close eye on all the goings-on in Serie A, the Azzurri as well as taking a keen interest in politics though his career in journalism and the media.

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