Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After failing to spoil Napoli’s party at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Bologna will look to give fans some cheer when they face Lecce on Matchday 11. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men are eager to put an end to their four-match winless run, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Giallorossi. However, home win should not be considered as key attacker Marko Arnautovic has yet to recover from a back injury.
Lecce, on the other hand, head into Sunday’s clash following a 1-1 draw with Fiorentina. The newcomers aim to escape the danger zone as well, and given Arnautovic’s injury, we predict that the visiting side will pick up one point from the match. Defender Antonino Gallo misses out through suspension, but there are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Emilia-Romagna.
Highlighted Player (Marko Arnautovic):
An Austrian footballer born on 19 April 1986, Marko Arnautovic represented a number of Austrian top sides on youth level, but it was at Twente that his professional career began. The winger needed a while to nail down a regular starting berth, but he impressed in his first full season to score 12 Eredivisie goals and earn a lucrative move to Inter Milan.
The unprofessional behaviour seriously cut short his stay at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, but the highly rated footballer was able to kick start his career at Werder Bremen. The successful spell in Bundesliga saw him secure a move to Stoke City, where he has played his best football up to date.
A powerful footballer capable of scoring from distance, Arnautovic is able to operate as a winger, centre forward or attacking midfielder, and he has also impressed playing for the Austria national team. The forward scored 3 goals in the qualifying campaign to help Das Team qualify for the Euro 2016 finals, taking his total goal tally past 10 strikes.
Highlighted Team (Lecce):
When you imagine a yellow-red shirt, Lecce must be the first club that comes to your mind. Founded back in 1908, Lecce are Italian club that will compete in the Serie A in the 2019/2020 season. The Giallorossi return to the Italian top flight following a seven-year absence and, as always, they will host their rivals at Stadio Via del Mare.
The venue which was opened on September 11, 1966 can hold up to 33,876 people. The likes of Antonio Conte, Graziano Pelle, Javier Chevanton, Juan Cuadrado, Mirko Vucinic, Fabrizio Miccoli and Massimo Oddo are one of the most notable footballers who played for the Italian club in the past.
Lecce and Gallipoli face each other in the Salento derby and there have been fireworks in meetings between the two clubs since the 2009/2010 Serie B season when they first met in the league.