Having kept an unbeaten record intact last weekend, Napoli returns to home soil on Wednesday as they host Lecce at Stadio Maradona. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the Italian top-flight league.
Cristiano Ronaldo to Napoli?
Napoli has been one of the top performing teams in the Italian top flight for the past several years, but they were never able to go all the way and lift the title. They kicked off their Serie A season in style, picking up seven points in three games and scoring nine goals in the process. They’ve claimed a ticket to the Champions League group stages this season by finishing third in the league standings the last term. They will play Liverpool next week in their UCL season opener but first they must face Lecce and Lazio in Serie A.
The additions of Giovanni Simeone and Giacomo Raspadori to an already potent front line should pay dividends in the long term, but their most important transfer could happen this week. Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly has interest from Napoli and they have been by far the most engaged club. Jorge Mendes is trying to negotiate a stunning swap deal with CR7 and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen, as Ronaldo is desperate to leave Manchester United.
This match is a great chance for the hosts to maintain their extraordinary spell of form. They have been amazing going forward and we will continue to include them in our soccer picks and parlays. Tanguy Ndombele also made his debut from the bench in Florence but looked a little off the pace. He will definitely improve and help and we expect him to start from the first minute of the match.
Lecce: Winless this season
Lecce has sealed promotion to Serie A after two seasons spent in the second division. But life in the top-flight league is not easy. They kicked off their season with defeats to Inter Milan and Sassuolo before managing to take one point at home against Empoli. They scored just two goals and it looks like they will be relegation contenders.
Last season’s Serie B champions also crashed out of the Coppa Italia to Cittadella at the start of August, so a long slog against returning to the second tier is apparently all that remains. World Cup winner Samuel Umtiti was greeted as a hero after being loaned from Barcelona last week. He will definitely earn his debut on Wednesday against Napoli and will add extra value to the defensive line.
Lecce is not a bad team but they need some more time to integrate all the summer signings into the team. They are playing positive football and they are not afraid to press high when they are playing against the top sides in the league. If you’re betting online, expect them to score many goals, even against the best teams in the league. Unfortunately, we expect them to struggle on the road so don’t even think of backing them to pull off the upset.
Napoli vs Lecce Head-to-Head
The two teams last met in the 2019-20 season, with each side picking up an away win. The last six mutual encounters between the two sides have produced conclusive results, with four wins for Napoli and two games going the other way. All but one game in that span saw at least three goals on the scoreboard with the two teams contributing on the scoresheet on four occasions. Napoli scored 37 goals last season in 19 home games, winning 11 in the process.
Napoli vs Lecce Game Information
- Game: Napoli (2-1-0) vs Lecce (0-1-2)
- Location: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Naples)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2:45 p.m. ET
- Napoli vs Lecce Live stream: fubo.tv
Napoli vs Lecce Betting Lines
Napoli vs Lecce Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites at -375 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
Napoli has looked full of goals in the final third, hitting the net nine times. Newly signed Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and superstar Victor Osimhen are firing on all cylinders and, after a goalless draw against Fiorentina, they will be eager to return to scoring ways. Napoli is one of the most entertaining teams in the league, they have a great pace, they are superb going forward and we expect them to easily win this clash.
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