Nigerian Footballers AbroadSerie A

Osimhen on the verge of Serie A title win as Napoli face Udinese

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen and Napoli will be crowned Italian Serie A champions if they avoid defeat vs Udinese on Thursday evening.

The 24-year old has been excellent for the Partonopei netting 21 times in the clubs fairytale run towards a Scudetto triumph.

A 1-1 draw vs Salernitana at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples meant Napoli`s title winning party was put on hold but they may finally get the race over the line vs Udinese with a point.

A 33-year wait for their third league title looks destined for their 15-points lead over second placed Lazio, who defeated Sassuolo on Tuesday.

Osimhen and his Napoli teammates have their job cut-out. Get at least a point and be crowned champions at the Stadio Fruili.


  • If Napoli is crowned Serie A title winners on Thursday night, they will join Inter Milan and Juventus as the only teams to win the title with 5-games to the end of the season.
  • Luciano Spalleti will become the oldest manager to win the Serie A title (64)
  • For a team that has won their 8-previous away matches in the league, Napoli are odds on to be crowned Champions at Udinese.
  • Udinese Serie A form WLDLWL. Napoli Serie A form WLWDWD
  • Victor Osimhen, has failed to score in his last three league appearances. However against a Udinese team which he does boast a record of four goals in previous encounters, the striker will look to halt his drought.

Udinese possible starting lineup:
Silvestri; Becao, Bijol, Perez; Ehizibue, Samardzic, Walace, Lovric, Udogie; Pereyra; Beto

Napoli possible starting lineup:
Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Rrahmani, Olivera; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Lozano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia

Kickoff is 7:45pm at the Stadio Fruili on Thursday May 4.

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Articles

Back to top button
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
SportsRation We would like to show you notifications for the latest sport news and updates.
Allow Notifications