Lecce vs Napoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 22 September 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Via del Mare (Lecce).
After losing the six-pointer against Hellas Verona, only the most optimistic fans gave Lecce a fighting chance against 100 per cent Torino.
Lecce vs Napoli: Head to Head
- They have met 18 times in the past and Napoli is doing better overall with 7 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses.
- Both teams have scored in six of the last seven matches played at Lecce’s ground.
- Napoli have won four of the last six meetings against Salentini, including a double win in their latest Serie A clashes, back in season 11/12.
Lecce vs Napoli: Predicted Starting Lineups
Lecce (4-3-1-2): Gabriel – Calderoni, Benzar, Lucioni, Rossettini – Tachtsidis, Tabanelli, Majer – Mancosu – Lapadula, Falco.
Napoli (4-2-3-1): Ospina – M.Rui, D.Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Manolas – Zielinski, Allan – Elmas, Younes, Insigne – Milik.
Lecce vs Napoli: Prediction
Despite being an underdog in best-versus-worst clash, Salentini were better and recorded their first Serie A win in seven years.
Even Torino manager Walter Mazzari admitted that Lecce could’ve scored three or four. They will have even tougher test on Sunday – Napoli is coming to town. Meccariello, Fiamozzi, Lo Fasso, Dell’Orco and Imbula are ruled out because of injury.
‘Gli Azzurri’ registered a confidence-boosting win of their own on Tuesday night – they defeated Liverpool 2-0 thanks to late goals from Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente.
Napoli are doing alright in Serie A as well with win-draw-lose record of 2-0-1 and Carlo Ancelotti must be pleased with two clean sheets in a row across competitions. Hysal and Tonelli will miss the Lecce clash.
Lecce will be hoping to pull another surprise on Sunday, but let’s be honest here – that’s highly unlikely. Napoli are much better side and I fully expect them to increase their points tally to 9.
Odds on simple away win are too low, so I’ll add BTTS to that and look for the goals in the 2nd half, since most of the Azzuiri’s impact players are projected to start off the bench.
Even though Napoli haven’t conceded in last two games, they have allowed 7 goals vs Viola and Juve, and if Lecce, a team that averaged more than 2 goals scored per game in Serie B, comes to play, we might see a good game of football.
Lecce vs Napoli: Bet Tips
Napoli to Win and Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 2.75
Over 1.5 goals in the Second Half @ 1.80.