All roads lead to Via del Mare as Lecce vs Napoli lock horns in a Serie A match on Sunday, 30 September 2023.
The defending champions will look to pick two straight wins in the league in recent times amidst the Victor Osimhen saga that still trends in the football world.
Nigerian striker Osimhen is expected to start despite the current situation around him and the club who released an official statement concerning the unwanted TikTok video days ago.
Ahead of the game, both teams have 11 points and are fifth and sixth respectively on the Serie A table. Will it be business as usual for Napoli at the Via del Mare on Sunday afternoon?
Lecce vs Napoli probable lineups
This is how we think both teams will line up in this Serie A match:
Goalkeeper: Wladimiro Falcone
Defenders: Lorenzo Venuti, Marin Pongracic, Federico Baschirotto, Patrick Dorgu.
Midfielders: Alexis Blin, Ylber Ramadani, Remi Oudin.
Forwards: Pontus Almqvist, Nikola Krstovic, Gabriel Strefezza
Goalkeeper: Alex Meret
Defenders: Mario Rui, Natan, Leo Ostigard, Giovanni Di Lorenzo.
Midfielders: Piotr Zielinski, Stanislav Lobotka, Frank Anguissa.
Forwards: Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, Victor Osimhen, Matteo Politano
Lecce vs Napoli confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Lecce vs Napoli predictions
This fixture has been an interesting one for Lecce fans who have fond memories of their team's resolve in recent clashes away from home with the Partenopei. Read our predictions for the match below.
Prediction 1: Napoli to win
Granted, things have not been at their best for Napoli since the start of the season; they've picked up three wins, two draws and one loss in six Serie A games. By comparison, Lecce have similar records as Rudi Garcia's side but have not taken anything in this fixture in their last two home games against Napoli. We expect this record to continue on Sunday afternoon.
Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score
There have been five meetings between these sides since 2019 which all ended in both teams scoring affairs. We'll like to mention that three of Lecce's six Serie A games so far have produced goals on both ends, while four of Napoli's six matches in the league have also seen goals at both ends. These stats point towards a likelihood of this game ending with both teams scoring.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals
Even though only two of Lecce's league games this season have gone over 2.5 goal line, we're backing this encounter to still end on a high-scoring note. This is because Rudi Garcia's men have been involved in at least three goals skirmishes in two of the three away league games they've played this season. Also, Napoli's last three visits to Lecce have ended 1-2 , 1-2 and 1-4 respectively.
Lecce vs Napoli Head-to-Head
Both teams have only met five times since 2019; Lecce won 1, Napoli won 2, and the other game ended in a draw.
Last five results:
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Lecce recent form
Lecce recently lost 1-0 to Juventus in Turin. But before that, they've gone unbeaten in five Serie A games.
Last five games:
Napoli recent form
The Naples outfit registered their biggest win of the season yet in the 4-1 defeat of Udinese days ago to put an end to back-to-back draws against Bologna and Genoa. Overall, Napoli have three wins, two draws and one loss in the league so far.
Last five matches:
Where to watch Lecce vs Napoli live
The Lecce vs Napoli CAF Serie A game will be available on SuperSport GOtv Football channel for fans in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya.
This article was most recently revised and updated 4 weeks ago