Napoli vs Lecce prediction and betting tips - May 26, 2024
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Napoli vs Lecce prediction and betting tips - May 26, 2024

Tournament: Seria A
Location: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
Match date: 26.05.2024

In the 38th round of the Italian Serie A on May 26, 2024, Napoli will face Lecce. Only a victory can keep the former champion's mathematical chances of finishing in eighth place alive. The visitors have already secured their safety from relegation to the second division.

Key Statistics and Trends:

  • Napoli has not won in their last 6 matches.
  • Since the beginning of January, Napoli has conceded goals in all competitions.
  • Lecce has not won in their last 4 matches.
  • The most common scoreline between these clubs is 1-1 (7 times).
  • Napoli has scored 27% of their goals and Lecce 41% of their goals between the 76th and 90th minutes.
  • Napoli has scored only 4% of their goals in the first 15 minutes - the lowest percentage in Serie A.

Napoli - Form Analysis: A Coaching Change that Didn't Help

The "Partenopei" celebrated a long-awaited "scudetto" a year ago. But now, they have become the biggest disappointment in Italian football. Not only did they fail to retain their championship title, but they also have no chance of qualifying for European competitions. This is not surprising, considering that in the last 10 rounds, under Calzone, they have secured only 1 victory. Against this backdrop, the 2-2 draw at Fiorentina in the last match seems like a success.

Lecce - Form Analysis: Benefiting from a Forced Coaching Change

The "Giallorossi" bet on D'Aversa in the summer, and he generally performed satisfactorily. However, after headbutting a Verona player and amid deteriorating results, he was scandalously fired. The team improved sharply under Gotti. In the next 7 rounds, they secured 3 wins and 3 draws, creating a comfortable gap from the relegation zone. As a result, the "Wolves" allowed themselves to lose to Udinese and Atalanta (both 0-2 at home).

Napoli: Team News

Mario Rui is out of the lineup. Only Zielinski and Osimhen remain in the infirmary.

Lecce: Team News

The usual problems persist - Sansone, Caba, Banda, and Dermaku are still out.

Napoli vs Lecce: Possible Starting Lineups

Napoli (possible lineup): Meret - Olivera, Ostigard, Rrahmani, Mazzocchi - Cajuste, Lobotka, Anguissa - Kvaratskhelia, Simeone, Politano.

Lecce (possible lineup): Falcone - Gallo, Pongracic, Baschirotto, Gendrey - Dorgu, Berisha, Ramadani, Gonzalez - Piccoli, Krstovic.

Previous Matches

The "Partenopei" have won 5 of the last 7 head-to-head encounters, with only one defeat.

Free Match Prediction for Napoli vs Lecce on May 26:

Both teams have struggled throughout the season, with one failing almost the entire time and the other losing interest in recent rounds. It's unlikely that such a pairing will provide much excitement for the fans - expect "total under 3.0 goals" (odds – 1.87).