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Prediction: Napoli vs Lecce

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, Serie A 20 May 2024

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Prediction: Napoli to win 2-0

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Napoli and Lecce will lock horns with each other in Serie A next weekend. The match between Francesco Calzona’s side and Luca Gotti’s team will be held at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona and is scheduled to take place on Sunday May 26.

Napoli

Napoli are one of the biggest clubs in Italy and have a massive support. The Naples outfit won the Serie A title last season and were expected to at least try to defend the Scudetto this campaign, but they have been dire.

Gli Azzurri are 10th in the Serie A table at the moment with 52 points from 37 matches. Francesco Calzona’s side are eight points behind Lazio, who are seventh and occupy the final European place in the league table.  The likes of Torino and Fiorentina are above Napoli in the standings.

Napoli will head into the Serie A match against Lecce on the back of a 2-2 draw with Fiorentina away from home in the league. It came after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Bologna in the league which came after a 1-1 draw with Udinese on the road in Serie A.

Team News:

Napoli are likely to line up in a 4-3-3 formation against Lecce. Alex Meret will be in goal and will have Pasquale Mazzocchi, Amir Rrahmani, Leo Ostigard and Mathias Olivera in front of him in defence. Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Stanislav Lobotka and Jens Cajuste will be the three midfielders. Matteo Politano, Giovanni Simeone and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia will be the three forwards.

Lecce

Lecce are a modest club in Italy who are happy to just stay in Serie A. I Giallorossi finished 16th in the Serie A table last season and have managed to stave off relegation to the second tier of Italian football yet again.

Luca Gotti’s side are 13th in the Serie A table at the moment with 37 points from 37 matches. They are four points above the relegation zone and will not get relegated to Serie B at the end of the campaign.

Lecce will head into the Serie A match against Napoli next weekend on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Atalanta at home in the league. It came after a 2-0 loss at the hands of Udinese in front of their fans in Serie A which followed a 1-1 draw with Cagliari on the road in the league.

Team News:

Lecce are likely to line up in a 4-4-2 formation against Napoli. Wladimiro Falcone will be in goal and will have Valentin Gendrey, Federico Baschirotto, Marin Pongracic and Antonino Gallo in front of him in defence. Joan Gonzalez, Ylber Ramadani, Medon Berisha and Patrick Dorgu will play in midfield. Nikola Krstovic and Roberto Piccoli will be the two forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Napoli have not won any of their last six Serie A games.
  • Napoli have scored 55 goals in 37 Serie A games this season.
  • Napoli have conceded 48 goals in 37 Serie A games this season.
  • Lecce have scored 32 goals in 37 Serie A matches this campaign.
  • Lecce have conceded 54 goals in 37 Serie A matches this campaign.

Conclusion

Napoli are a better team than Lecce and have home advantage for this game. While last season’s Italian champions have been dire this season, they will be determined to end the 2023-24 campaign on a high and will get the job done.

Prediction: Napoli to win 2-0

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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