Lecce haven't won any of their last four matches in Serie A and this weekend they play host to a Juventus side looking to make it three league wins on the run following victories against Torino and Empoli. The hosts sit one place above the relegation places as things stand and will need to be at their best if they are to take anything from Saturday's clash.
Juventus to Win
Juventus might be underperforming this season but we're still backing the visitors to win this game. Juve have picked up three wins from their last six games against Lecce, losing just the once, and ran out 4-0 winners when the pair last locked horns in 2020. Lecce haven't managed to win any of their last four league games, suffering two defeats during that period, while Juventus have won their last two outings in Serie A, scoring 5-goals and conceding none.
Dusan Vlahovic to Score
Vladovic top scores for Juve this season with 6-goals in Serie A alone and only one of those efforts has come from the penalty spot. We're backing Juve's young Serbian striker to score once again this weekend against a leaky Lecce defence and help guide his club to a third straight victory in Serie A. Vladhovic scored the winner in the Turin derby a couple of weeks ago in Juve's last away game and would be most people's pick to score against Lecce on Saturday.
All you need to know about Lecce vs Juventus
Juve looking for third straight league win this weekend
Lecce were away at Bologna last time out and were undone by a poor first-half display. Arnautovic put the home side in front early on from the penalty spot and Scottish midfielder, Ferguson, made it 2-0 in the 34th-minute. Lecce made some substitutes at the break and certainly gave Bologna more of a game in the second half but still failed to register a single goal, so ended up losing the game 2-0.
Lecce Predicted Lineup: Falcone, Baschirotto, Pongračić, Pezzella, Gendrey, Hjulmand, Banda, Askildsen, Gonzàlez, Ceesay & Strefezza
Juventus used their home advantage well against Empoli in their last league game. Kean scored in the 8th-minute to hand Juve a slight half-time lead. However, a much better performance in the second forty-five produced three more goals for the hosts, one from McKennie and two from his midfield partner Rabiot late on to make the final scoreline 4-0.
Juventus Predicted Lineup: Szczęsny, Bonucci, Danilo, Rugani, Cuadrado, Kostić, Rabiot, Locatelli, McKennie, Kean & Vlahović
Lecce: the hosts have a clean bill of health and no suspended players ahead of this weekend's clash with Juve.
Juventus: Angel Di Maria and Mattia De Sciglio are the two main injury concerns for the visitors.
Lecce vs Juventus – Q&A
- Who are the favourites to win? – Juve are the clear favourite with the bookmakers.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Juventus 4-0 Lecce.
- What time is kick-off? – 17:00 BST, 18:00 CET.