Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Via del Mare will host Friday’s football game between Lecce and Genoa, the two teams who aim to secure the Serie A survival. The Giallorossi made a promising start to the season, with the team sitting in 4th place ahead of Matchday 5 and they are surely capable of beating Genoa in front of home fans. Federico Baschirotto is banned for the match, while fellow defender Kastriot Dermaku misses out with a thigh problem.
The Rossoblu, on the other hand, dropped a two-goal advantage in a 2-2 draw with reigning champions Napoli at the weekend. Genoa are not regarded as good travellers and given Lecce’s fine form at the start of the season, home win should be considered. Defender Alessandro Vogliacco is out of contention with a thigh injury, but he should be the only absentee in the visiting team this time out.
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.