In the 23rd tour of the Italian Serie A Napoli will host Lecce. The game will be held at Stadio San Paolo on February 9. Napoli won three games in a row, but whether the Neapolitans and Lecce will be another victim on February 9 – we have prepared our prediction.
Napoli vs Lecce Match Preview
Napoli is having a bad season, but recently the Gennaro Gattuso team has made clear progress. The winning streak started in the Italian Cup, where the Neapolitans, contrary to all forecasts, were able to beat Lazio 1-0, then in Serie A Juventus (2-1) and Sampdoria were their victims. (4:2). Thus Partenopei rose to 11th place in the standings and is separated from the Europa League zone by only three points.
In the penultimate match in Italian Serie A Napoli defeated Juventus 2-1 in Naples, interrupting the five-match winning streak of Bianconeri.
Gattuso’s decision to return to the 4-3-3 tactical arrangement was in Napoli’s favor. The team has regained a taste of victory.
Possible starting lineup: Meret; Hysaj, Manolas, Koulibaly, Rui; Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski; Callejon, Milik, Insigne
Lecce stakes on saving a place in the Series A and while coping with the task. After 22 rounds, Giallorossi is in 17th place in the table with 19 points, with a gap of three points from the departure area. In the last round, Lecce played great football and defeated Torino 4-0 in their home field, thus interrupting a series of eight matches without wins.
Before the previous match, the Lecce had not won since November 30. After that, there were eight matches, six of which the club lost. However, there was also a positive moment in this series – a draw with one of the leaders of the season Inter (1:1).
Possible starting lineup: Vigorito; Rispoli, Rossettini, Lucioni, Donati; Majer, Deiola, Barak, Saponara; Lapadula, Falco
Betting Tips Statistic
- Napoli won Lecce last 4 home matches in all tournaments
- Lecce can’t score in the last three games of Series A away
- Lecce away losing series in the league consists of 3 matches
- Lecce concedes at least two goals in the last three Series A away matches
- In the first round, Napoli defeated Lecce – 4:1
Napoli vs Lecce Predictions
The Neapolitans easily destroyed their opponent in the fourth tour of this Series A. The difference in class in this match was obvious, perhaps Lecce had not yet adapted to the elite.
Napoli will not have a problem to beat Lecce, although it is a rather principled opponent for Neapolitans: also a southern team, which also knows how to play well on emotions. But it seems to me that in this match Napoli will win, moreover, with a big score – the team should satisfy the fans. However, Lecce is able to score at least one goal for Alex Meret.
We recommend make a bet on Total Over 3.5.
Napoli will win 3:1.