Napoli vs Lecce prediction, odds & betting tips – 26/05/2024

Can Napoli end their disappointing campaign with a final flourish against Lecce at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradonain in Serie A on Sunday, 26 May? Check out our Serie A betting tips for the contest below.

Napoli vs Lecce prediction
Can Napoli sign off in style after a dismal campaign? – Photo by Icon Sport

Napoli vs Lecce prediction: Can Napoli end on a high?

After a disappointing season for a defending champion, Napoli will hope to end the season with a win at home. We can see them doing it.

Key Stats

  • Both teams found the net in five of Napoli’s last seven Serie A fixtures.
  • Four of the last five tussles between these teams have produced goals at both ends.
  • Napoli have won each of their last two meetings with Lecce.
  • Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored in Napoli’s last fixture against Fiorentina.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies siding with Napoli

  • HOME: 2/5 (1.40) – 71.4%
  • DRAW: 18/5 (4.60) – 21.7%
  • AWAY: 19/4 (5.75) – 17.4%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Napoli lost their Serie A title with a whimper this season and they have won only one of their last ten league fixtures in the division. The Partenopei will be determined to give their supporters one last thing to shout about however and the hosts – who are 2/5 favourites – should have enough class to beat Lecce for the second time this season.

This fixture has a history of producing goals at both ends and our top betting tips have backed that trend to continue on Sunday. Lecce have gone four games without a win, though they have already pocketed enough points to keep them up.

Last five H2Hs: History favours Napoli

Italy Serie A 30/09/23

Lecce

Lecce

0
Napoli

Napoli

4

Italy Serie A 07/04/23

Lecce

Lecce

1
Napoli

Napoli

2

Italy Serie A 31/08/22

Napoli

Napoli

1
Lecce

Lecce

1

Italy Serie A 09/02/20

Napoli

Napoli

2
Lecce

Lecce

3

Italy Serie A 22/09/19

Lecce

Lecce

1
Napoli

Napoli

4

Napoli roared to a 4-0 win at Lecce when the teams last met in September and they have lost only one of their last seven meetings with Sunday’s opponents overall.

Napoli preview: Osimhen will sit out Sunday’s game

Victor Osimhen, Mario Rui and Piotr Zielinski are all injured and will miss Sunday's game for Napoli. The hosts earned a point following an exciting 2-2 draw at Fiorentina last time out.

Predicted lineup: Meret – Mazzocchi, Rrahmani, Ostigard, Olivera – Anguissa, Lobotka, Cajuste – Politano, Kvaratskhelia, Simeone

Italy Serie A 26/05/24

D

Lecce

Lecce

0

Napoli

Napoli

0

Italy Serie A 17/05/24

D

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

2

Napoli

Napoli

2

Italy Serie A 11/05/24

L

Bologna

Bologna

2

Napoli

Napoli

0

Italy Serie A 06/05/24

D

Udinese

Udinese

1

Napoli

Napoli

1

Italy Serie A 28/04/24

D

Roma

Roma

2

Napoli

Napoli

2

Lecce preview: Visitors missing five injured players

Valentin Gendrey, Nicola Sansone, Lameck Banda, Mohamed Kaba and Kastriot Dermaku are in the treatment room at Lecce. The visitors were beaten 2-0 at home by Atalanta in their last assignment.

Predicted lineup: Falcone – Gendrey, Baschirotto, Pongracic, Gallo – Gonzalez, Ramadani, Berisha, Dorgu – Krstovic, Piccoli

Italy Serie A 26/05/24

D

Napoli

Napoli

0

Lecce

Lecce

0

Italy Serie A 18/05/24

L

Atalanta

Atalanta

2

Lecce

Lecce

0

Italy Serie A 13/05/24

L

Udinese

Udinese

2

Lecce

Lecce

0

Italy Serie A 05/05/24

D

Cagliari

Cagliari

1

Lecce

Lecce

1

Italy Serie A 27/04/24

D

Monza

Monza

1

Lecce

Lecce

1

Napoli vs Lecce prediction
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia ended a dry spell against Fiorentina last time out – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia snapped a seven-game dry spell without a goal when he found the net against Fiorentina last weekend and with his confidence lifted, the 23-year-old could be a menacing presence on Sunday.

Kvaratskhelia has the class to threaten

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia will need to shoulder greater responsibility in the final third in the absence of prolific Nigerian Victor Osimhen on Sunday, though the Georgian is a robust enough character to handle the extra pressure. Kvaratskhelia will be eager to add to his 12 Serie A goals for the campaign this weekend.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.