Napoli will aim to record their fourth consecutive win in all competitions when they host Serie A strugglers Lecce on Sunday afternoon.
A much-needed and entertaining 4-2 win at Sampdoria followed a big 2-1 victory over league leaders Juventus to leave Napoli within three points of sixth place ahead the weekend, but they remain nine points off Atalanta in fourth.
Lecce sit a place above the relegation zone but secured a fantastic 4-0 victory over Torino last time out with what was their first win since November.
Where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Sunday 9 February|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||14:00 (GMT)|
|Where Is it Played?||Stadio San Paolo|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||Premier Sports 2|
|Napoli||Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Rui; Allan, Demme, Zielinski; Callejon, Milik, Insigne.|
|Lecce||Vigorito; Rispoli, Rossettini, Lucioni, Donati; Majer, Deiola, Barak; Saponara; Lapadula, Falco.|
Head to Head Record
Despite struggling over the course of the season, Lecce enjoyed a stellar 4-0 victory at home against Torino in their most recent fixture. The win was their first since November and snapped a seven game winless run.
Here's how both sides have fared in their last five matches.
|Sampdoria 2-4 Napoli (3/2)||Lecce 4-0 Torino (2/2)|
|Napoli 2-1 Juventus (26/1)||Verona 3-0 Lecce (26/1)|
|Napoli 1-0 Lazio (21/1)||Lecce 1-1 Inter (19/1)|
|Napoli 0-2 Fiorentina (18/1)||Parma 2-0 Lecce (13/1)|
|Napoli 2-0 Perugia (14/1)||Lecce 0-1 Udinese (6/1)|
Despite Lecce picking up a dominant win in their last game, Napoli should be considered the favourites to win comfortably at home.
The home side have a strong head to head record against their opponents, winning the last four encounters played in Naples. A worrying statistic for I Giallorossi is that they have failed to have scored in their last three away games, which does not bode well for this upcoming fixture.
Gennaro Gattuso's side should add their fourth consecutive win in all competitions and see them continue to push higher up the table, as they look to retain a place in the Champions League next season.