Udinese vs Napoli: Preview, kick-off time, and where to watch on TV and online

Napoli will again be hoping to seal the Serie A title as they face Udinese on the road during the midweek set of fixtures, not wanting to pass up on another opoortunity after slipping up at home to Salernitana last time out.

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Napoli will have another chance to finally get over the line and seal their third scudetto on Serie A Matchday 33, taking them just about as far away from home as they could possibly be as they travel to Friuli-Venezia Giulia to take on Udinese at the Dacia Arena on Thursday.

Luciano Spalletti saw his Partenopei pass up the chance to win the Serie A title at home to Salernitana last time out. Having seen Inter beat Lazio on Matchday 32, the runaway leaders were unable to beat Salernitana, conceding a late goal after Mathias Olivera had opened the scoring and tremors registered on the Richter scale in the city. Boulaye Dia forced Napoli to put the champagne on ice again.

Napoli may even be crowned champions before stepping onto the pitch in Udine though, should Sassuolo prevent Lazio from winning on Wednesday evening.

Mathias Olivera and Giacomo Raspadori celebrate Napoli’s goal against Salernitana. [@Getty]

Udinese vs Napoli: Predicted line-ups

As improbable as it is for Napoli to fail to get their hands on the Serie A title for the third time in their history, they won’t want to take any chances this midweek and will be at full strength in the northeast. Mario Rui is their only absence through injury.

Udinese, meanwhile, have a couple of issues to concern themselves with. Gerard Deulofeu’s season is already over, as is defender Enzo Ebosse‘s. Simone Pafundi and Isaac Success are also out.

Neither Udinese nor Napoli have any suspensions to manage, though Sandy Lovric, Destiny Udogie, Isaac Success, Kim Min-jae and Victor Osimhen are all a booking away from missing their next game.

Udinese predicted XI vs Napoli (3-5-1-1): Silvestri; Becao, Bijol, Perez; Ehizibue, Samardzic, Walace, Lovric, Udogie; Pereyra; Nesterovski.

Napoli predicted XI vs Udinese (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim, Olivera; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Lozano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.

Udinese vs Napoli: When does the Serie A fixture start?

The possible Serie A title decided of Udinese vs Napoli is set to kick off in Udine at 20:45 CEST on Thursday evening, making it a 19:45 BST start for viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Serie A fans in the United States will find Udinese vs Napoli kicking off at 14:45 EDT or 11:45 PDT.

Udinese vs Napoli: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?

For fans in the United States, Udinese vs Napoli will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 32.

Udinese vs Napoli will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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