Competition: Serie A Date: Saturday 19th November 2016 Venue: Stadio Friuli Kick-Off: 17:00 GMT
Napoli defender Raul Albiol remains a doubt for the visitors struggling with a hamstring injury, and is joined by summer-signing Arkadiusz Milik who is ruled out of action till February due to ligament damage.
Head coach Maurizio Sarri will be likely to name an unchanged that drew 1-1 to Lazio two weeks back, with Jose Callejon and Manolo Gabbiadini amongst those starting at the weekend.
As for Udinese, they are without a number of players which includes left-back Pablo Armero having missed the last three matches with a muscle injury, and winger Ewandro is still sidelined with a metatarsal fracture.
French forward Cyril Thereau is set to spearhead the attack for the hosts, having scored five goals in his last four matches for the Friuliani side.
Napoli gets their title chase back on track this weekend, when they take on hosts Udinese at the Stadio Friuli on Saturday evening.
Last season’s runners-up currently sit sixth in Serie A following defeat to Juventus last month and their recent 1-1 draw against Rome outfit Lazio a fortnight ago.
It extends the Partenopei’s winless run to three matches in all competitions, and manager Maurizio Sarri is hoping his team can return to winning ways after the two week international break.
Jose Callejon will be the man to watch at the weekend, having scored already seven times for the Naples side this season and has created two assists.
Meanwhile, Udinese come into the match following successive draws against Genoa and Torino who are unbeaten in their last four league matches.
However, the Bianconeri Friuliani have been hugely inconsistent on home soil with two wins, two draws and two losses to their name this campaign, which included disappointing defeats to Lazio and Chievo last month.
In the fixture last season, Udinese came out the victor during a 3-1 win back in April thanks to a Bruno Fernandez double, and they’ll be considered favourites once again at the weekend having not lost in their last eight home matches against Napoli.
Karnezis (GK), Widmer, Wague, Danilo, Felipe, Badu, Kums, Fofana, De Paul, Thereau, Zapata
Reina (GK), Ghoulam, Koulibaly, Chiriches, Hysaj, Jorginho, Zielinksi, Hamsik, Insigne, Callejon, Gabbiadini
Udinese are undefeated in their last 8 home matches against Napoli in all competitions.