Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Juventus will look to extend their winning run to four games when they face Lecce at Stadio Via del Mare. The Bianconeri aim to melt Inter’s advantage and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Giallorossi. Both Weston McKennie and Federico Gatti are back from suspension, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the visiting team. Nicolo Fagioli and Paul Pogba remain on the sidelines through suspension.
Lecce, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team collecting only one point in total from the last four league matches. Given Juve’s fine form at the start of 2024, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the title-chasing visitors. All Hamza Rafia, Ahmed Touba, and Lameck Banda are on international duty, while both Nicola Sansone and Kastriot Dermaku remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Weston McKennie):
After starting his youth career at FC Dallas, Weston McKennie moved to Germany in the summer of 2016, signing a contract with Bundesliga side Schalke 04. The American footballer made his Bundesliga debut on May 20, 2017, coming as a substitute in the 77th minute of the match.
The talented midfielder scored his first goal in the German elite division on August 6, 2018 in a 2-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf. Speaking of his international career, the Schalke footballer made his debut with United States of America on November 14, 2017 in a friendly against Portugal, finding the net on his debut.
Weston McKennie has two caps for the USA U20 team as well. His main position is central midfield, but he used as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well. The USA international was born in Fort Lewis, Washington on August 28, 1998. His preferred foot is right.
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.