Napoli are coming off a huge win against Lazio last weekend, one that could help set a tone for the final stretch of the season for the partenopei. But for that to really happen, they need to start winning every game from here to the end of the campaign, and that starts on Saturday against Udinese.
To that end, Napoli have named a squad that’s becoming familiar, with the same starting lineup that they’ve used each of the last two weekends. It’s perhaps not quite what you could call their “ideal” starting eleven, but with player form and fitness in mind, it’s probably about as close to it as we’ll see from Maurizio Sarri right now.
Udinese are in fairly good form themselves, though, going unbeaten in five and beating Genoa 3-0 last weekend. Their attack is finally starting to click for the first time this season, spearheaded by a very familiar face — Napoli loanee Duvan Zapata, who will be more than eager to show his parent club that they made a mistake in not bringing him home in the winter when they needed a striker.
Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Strinic; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Udinese: Karnezis; Widmer, Danilo, Heurtaux, Ali Adnan; Badu, Hallfredsson, Jankto; De Paul, Duvan Zapata, Thereau
When: 8:45 p.m. CET, 2:45 p.m. ET
Where: Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy
TV: BT Sport 2 (U.K.), Sky Calcio 1, Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, PremiumSport HD (Italy), RAI International
Online: beIN Sports (U.S.), BT Sport Live Streaming (U.K.), Sky Go Italia, Premium Play (Italy)