Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Via del Mare will be packed when Lecce and Milan square off against each other in the Serie A round 12 on Sunday afternoon. The Giallorossi aim to put an end to their three-game losing run in all competitions, but they face yet another tough challenge against the Rossoneri. Midfielder Jeppe Corfitzen misses out with a shoulder injury, while defender Kastriot Dermaku is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Milan, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a shocking 1-0 loss to Udinese. Lecce suit Milan and seeing that the Giallorossi have not defeated the Rossoneri since April 2006 in the Serie A, away win should be considered. Christian Pulisic has overcome his injury, while all Bennacer, Caldara, Kalulu, Pellegrino, and Sportiello remain on the sidelines through injuries. There are no suspended players in the away team ahead of the trip to Apulia.
Highlighted Player (Alessandro Florenzi):
Alessandro Florenzi is probably the most impressive product of AS Roma youth academy since Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi, and the full-back has already developed into an important player for both club and country.
Capable of operating as both right-back and right winger, the talented footballer is probably best remembered from scoring a marvellous goal from half-way line in the Champions League clash against Barcelona, but there is much more to him than an occasional wonder strike. While he usually played as a winger during his early career, Florenzi switched to attacking full-back at both Roma and Italy national team, and that proved a very good move for his career.
While helping the Gialorossi return to old glory days, the right-back left his mark on international stage as well, especially impressing since Antonio Conte took over the reigns in the national team. Despite the fact that he has yet to realise his full potential, Florenzi already boasts an impressive top flight experience and he is predicted a bright future in the game.
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.