Napoli takes on Udinese in Round 17 of Serie A. Here is the line-up and team formation that manager Gennaro Gattuso is most likely to field on Sunday.
In spite of the unexpected defeat to Spezia this mid-week, Gattuso has reasons to be optimistic about his team’s chances. Gli Azzuri’s previous two games have revealed a tremedous capacity to get in front of goal.
For this reason, it is unlikely that the Napoli manager will want to stray from his 4-2-3-1 formation. He has, after all, used this throughout most of the season and players are ighly familiar with the approach.
Napoli’s line-up will most likely consist of:
Meret,Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Rrahmani, Hysaj, Fabian Ruiz, Bakayoko, Lozano, Zielinski, Insigne, Petagna
The Partenopei will be without Dries Mertens, Victor Osimhen, and Kevin Malcuit, all suffering from long-term injuries. It sould be noted that Osimhen, who had been certified as fit following a shoulder injury, has recently contracted Covid-19.
It’s also important to note that defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who has also sutrggled with injuries recently, will likely be forced to watch the start of the game from the substitute’s bench.
Napoli plays Udinese on Sunday, at 16.00 at Stadio Friuli in Udine.