Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Lecce and Napoli go head to head at Stadio Via del Mare in the Serie A round 7 on Saturday afternoon. The Giallorossi failed to spoil Juventus’s party at Allianz Stadium in midweek, with the team having no more than two goal attempts in the midweek clash. Mohamed Kaba is banned for the match, while both Lameck Banda and Kastriot Dermaku are out of contention with injuries.
The Partenopei, on the other hand, rolled over Udinese 4-1 in midweek to climb to 5th place in the standings. Napoli are eager to climb to the Champions League berth and given Lecce’s poor performance in the defeat to Juve, we are tempted to put our money on Rudi Garcia’s troops. Both Juan Jesus and Amir Rrahmani are sidelined with injuries, but they should be the only absentees in the visiting team. As always, a man to watch in the away team will be Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen.
Highlighted Player (Stanislav Lobotka):
Born in Trencin on November 25, 1994, Stanislav Lobotka is a Slovakia international who plays for Celta Vigo in La Liga. Lobotka began his youth career at his hometown club AAC Sparta Trencin and he made his senior debut for fellow local club Trencin. In 2013 he signed a loan deal with Dutch side Ajax, but he played for Jong Ajax during the 2013/2014 season.
In the summer of 2014, the Slovakian midfielder returned to Trencin, where he made 74 appearances in the league in total. In 2015 Stanislav Lobotka joined Danish side Nordsjaelland shortly before the transfer window closed. Lobotka made his debut in the Danish top flight against Brondby on August 30, 2015.
Two years later he decided to make a step forward in his career, signing a five-year contract with La Liga side Celta Vigo. Speaking of his international career, the Celta Vigo midfielder made his Slovakia debut against Austria in November2016. It has to be noted that Lobotka became the first Slovak to score at Wembley, finding the net in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against England.
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.