Lecce vs Lazio
Stadio Comunale Via del Mare, Lecce
Tuesday, 07-07-2020 @8:30pm
Ref: Fabio Maresca
Both these teams are cursing the long break in the season, as they lost all momentum, with Lecce losing every game and Lazio falling seven points behind Juventus.
Including pre-lockdown, the Salentini have lost six on the bounce, in which they conceded 25 goals and scored six.
Coach Fabio Liverani, a former Lazio midfielder, has his team playing some good football, but unable to deal with the disastrous defending.
Simone Inzaghi’s Scudetto dreams are evaporating rapidly after a 3-0 home defeat to Milan, in which it became evident they cannot deal with Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo suspended.
They both return, but Joaquin Correa is injured and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic not in the best shape either. Lucas Leiva made his comeback last week after surgery.
Lecce could register seven consecutive Serie A defeats for the first time since February 1998.
AC Milan vs Juventus
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan
Tuesday, 07-07-2020 @10:45pm
Ref: Marco Guida
Juventus are a step closer to the Scudetto thanks to Tuesday’s opponents, but Milan could do Lazio a favour and stall the Bianconeri, who are missing Paulo Dybala and Matthijs de Ligt.
The Rossoneri’s 3-0 win at the Olimpico on Saturday allowed Juve to break seven points clear at the top of the table.
However, it’s not all over yet, as Maurizio Sarri now has a tough run of fixtures against Milan, Atalanta, Sassuolo and the head-to-head with Lazio, so there is potential to drop points still.
Dybala and De Ligt are suspended, with Giorgio Chiellini still not at 100 per cent, so Daniele Rugani has to step in at centre-back. Gonzalo Higuain gets his first start since before the lockdown, as he and Leonardo Bonucci face their former club.
Ante Rebic was rested at the weekend and it looks as if Zlatan Ibrahimovic will again start, with Lucas Paqueta and Alexis Saelemaekers gaining confidence rapidly, but Hakan Calhanoglu nursing a bruised calf.
These sides have already played three times between Serie A and the Coppa Italia, Juve winning 1-0 in the League, then drawing both semi-final legs.
Milan have won just one of their last 14 Serie A meetings with Juventus, losing the other 13.
The Serie A upcoming fixtures
-Fiorentina vs Cagliari @8:30pm
-Genoa vs Napoli @8:30pm
-Torino vs Brescia @10:45pm
-AS Roma vs Parma @10:45pm
-Atalanta vs Sampdoria @10:45pm
-Bologna vs Sassuolo @10:45pm
-SPAL vs Udinese @8:30pm
-Hellas Verona vs Inter Milan @10:45pm