Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Juventus will be aiming to recover from a 4-2 loss to Sassuolo when they take on Lecce in the Serie A round 6. The Bianconeri will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Talented midfielder Nicolo Fagioli is widely expected to return to the starting XI following his fine display in the last league match, while both Alex Sandro and Mattia De Sciglio are out of contention through injuries.
The Giallorossi, on the other hand, did well to beat Genoa thanks to Remi Oudin’s goal at the weekend. The French forward is pushing for a start, while both Lameck Banda and Kastriot Dermaku miss out with injuries. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Lecce often struggle on the travels. In their last meeting in Turin Juventus defeated Lecce 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Mattia De Sciglio):
Mattia De Sciglio is an Italian international defender who has spent his entire career up to date at boyhood club AC Milan, and while he is widely regarded as one of world’s most talented defenders, the reality is he has yet to realise his full potential.
The skilful defender is equally successful at operating on the right or left side of defence, but it is this versatility that probably prevented him from impressing in a single position. De Sciglio has amassed quite a few appearances for both AC Milan and Italy national team, albeit without ever becoming an undisputed member of either side, and the Italian public is still waiting for him to justify all the hype.
De Sciglio quickly earned more than 20 caps, representing Azzurri at the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup finals, but he lost his place in the side in the build up to the Euro 2016 tournament in France, and will have to raise his form if he wants to win it back any time soon.
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.