Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Lazio will be aiming to extend their winning run to four games when they take on Lecce in Sunday’s matinee. The Biancocelesti have found their best form in festive fixtures and they must be high on confidence ahead of the visit of Lecce. Both Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto continue to miss out with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Giallorossi, on the other hand, failed to win the previous three league matches, with the team losing to both Inter and Atalanta, while sharing the spoils with Cagliari. As Lecce produced an under-par performance against the Rossoblu, we are tempted to put our money on the in-form hosts this time out. To make things even more complicated for the away side, all Hamza Rafia, Ahmed Touba, and Lameck Banda are on international duty. Both Nicola Sansone and Kastriot Dermaku are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Manuel Lazzari):
Born in Valdagno, Italy on November 29, 1993, Manuel Lazzari is a midfielder who plays for Serie A side SPAL. Lazzari played for the youth teams of Montecchio Maggiore at the start of his football career and in 2011 he moved to Delta Rovigo.
After spending the 2011/2012 season at the club, Manuel Lazzarri joined Giacomense in the summer of 2012 and it has to be noted that he made 24 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2012/2013 season the 174-cm-tall footballer moved to SPAL and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the club.
Manuel Lazzari had seven assists in 39 appearances for SPAL in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign and, no doubt, he helped the club secure promotion to the Italian elite division. His main position is right midfield, but he can play as both right-back and right winger if needed. Manuel Lazzari’s contract with SPAL should expire on June 30, 2021.
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.