Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Torino will look to extend their unbeaten run in the Serie A to six games when they take on Lecce at Stadio Olimpico di Torino. Il Toro want to stay in the race for a spot in European competitions and we are positive that they will go for a win in Friday’s encounter. Adrien Tameze is banned for the match, while all Schuurs, Buongiorno, and Linetty are out of contention with injuries.
The Giallorossi, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team losing four of their last five league matches. As Lecce suffered a loss in each of their last five away games in the Italian top flight, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side. Zambia international Lameck Banda limped off with injury in the 4-0 defeat to Bologna, with Nicola Sansone likely to replace him in the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Duvan Zapata):
Duvan Zapata was born in Cali, Colombia on 1 April, 1991. The 186-cm-tall attacker started his youth career at America de Cali, playing for the club between 2004 and 2008. In 2008 he made his debut for the first team and three years later he scored his first hat-trick for the Colombian outfit, in a 3-2 win over Deportivo Pereira.
In 2011 he signed a loan deal with Estudiantes and he found the net for the Argentine team on his debut against Belgrano. After scoring 11 goals in 37 appearances for Estudiantes, the Colombian striker joined Napoli in 2013, but he failed to establish himself as a first-choice attacker.
On 22 July, 2015 Zapata joined fellow Serie A team Udinese on loan and it has to be noted that he scored eight goals in 24 league appearances for the Zebrette. Duvan Zapata has 5 caps for Colombia U20 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior side.
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.