Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After shocking Atalanta in Bergamo, Lecce will be aiming to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Sassuolo on Matchday 24. The Giallorossi have been in a fine form of late, and they must be brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash. The good news for the hosts is that midfielder Joan Gonzalez is back from suspension, while Samuel Umtiti has yet to overcome a thigh injury.
The Neroverdi, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Sassuolo, and seeing that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Lecce, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Defender Jeremy Toljan remains in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the away team. In their last meeting at Stadio Via del Mare the two sides played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Domenico Berardi):
Once one of the most promising young players in Serie A, Domenico Berardi is the Italian footballer that plays for Sassuolo and the Italy national team. Born in Cairati, Calabria, the forward begun his professional career back in 2012, when he helped the Neroverdi win Serie B and play in Serie A next season and was named as the best player of the competition, only 18 years of age.
He made his first appearance for the Italy U19 national team in the same season. His excellent performances draw the attention of Juventus and the Old Lady confirmed in the beginning of the Season 2013/14 that Domenico Berardi joined the club on a co-ownership deal.
The player never played for Juventus because he remained in Sassuolo and he recently signed a new contract with the Neroverdi. The 24-year-old right winger, who can also play as a left winger and a second striker, made his first appearance in the senior national team in June 2018.
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.