Napoli were held to a second consecutive draw last time out (1-1), despite netting the opener inside the first ten minutes. Both matches saw the ‘Partenopei’ concede the equaliser beyond the 70th minute, with six of their last seven goals conceded arriving after the break.The hosts have won three (D1) of their last four home league matches, with all four featuring both teams scoring. Napoli netted 2+ goals in all four, but have scored over 2.5 goals here in a league match just once this season.A goalless draw in the previous round means Udinese have lost just once across their last five Serie A (SA) matches (W2, D2, L1), netting the opener in all four that featured at least one goal. Udinese were ahead at the break in three of those four (HT: W3, D1).The visitors have won their last two SA away matches, with both of those wins coming ‘to-nil’. Four of their last six trips have now seen one team fail to score, with over 2.5 goals scored just once (W2, D2, L2). Udinese scored four of their last six goals during the run before the break.
Players to watch: Jose Callejón has scored twice across Napoli’s previous three SA home matches, with both goals arriving within the 30th-60th minute period. Meanwhile, Stefano Okaka has scored all of his three away league goals inside the opening 45 minutes.
Stat attack: Eleven of 16 Napoli’s home SA matches have seen over 2.5 goals scored, including the last six in a row.Udinese have lost all six away league matches to see them trailing at HT.
Udinese have been trailing at the break just once in the previous five competitive H2Hs (HT: W1, D3, L1).
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