Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Diego Armando Maradona when Napoli and Lecce square off against each other in the Derby of the South. Napoli made a promising start to the season, with the team beating both Verona (5-2) and Monza (4-0), while sharing the spoils with Fiorentina in the last league fixture. Both Adam Ounas and Diego Demme are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team. Despite failing to find the net in the last league fixture, Victor Osimhen will continue to lead the line for the hosts.
The Giallorossi, on the other hand, have collected only one point in total from the first three league fixtures, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as big underdogs in the midweek clash. Over the years Napoli have turned their Stadio Diego Armando Maradona into a real fortress, and we predict that they will emerge triumphant in Wednesday’s clash. Both Mert Cetin and Kastriot Dermaku are injured for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Kalidou Koulibaly):
Despite being born in Saint-Die-des-Vosges, France on June 20, 1991, Kalidou Koulibaly represents Senegal on the international stage. Koulibaly began his youth career at Saint-Die, but he played for Metz at the start of his career as well.
The left-footed defender continued playing for les Grenats at the senior level and it has to be noted that he made 42 appearances in the league for the club before joining Genk in 2012. In 2014 Koulibaly signed a five-year deal with Napoli for a fee of £6.5 million. In August 2014 the Senegal international made his Champions League debut in a 1-1 draw with Athletic Club.
Kalidou Koulibaly is a tall, quick and physically strong footballer, who is impressive in the air. He is capable of playing as both centre and full back. The Napoli defender made his Senegal debut in September 2015 against Namibia. In 2017 he represented the Lions of Teranga at the Africa Cup of Nations.
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.