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Lecce make the trip to Stadio Ciro Vigorito on Friday for the Serie B game with home team Benevento.
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Benevento will be wanting a better result here following the 1-0 Serie B defeat in their last game at the hands of Parma.
In that match, Benevento had 45% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. At the other end, Parma had 10 shots on goal with 5 on target. Valentin Mihăilă (97') was the scorer for Parma.
It’s not been often in recent games where Benevento haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Benevento have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 9 goals along the way. Let’s see if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Benevento:
- are unbeaten in the league by Lecce in their last 2 games.
- have not registered a win against Lecce in their last 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Last time out, Lecce drew 1-1 in the Serie B match with Como.
In that game, Lecce had 64% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lecce was Massimo Coda (40'). On the other side, Como got 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Alberto Cerri (42') scored for Como.
The numbers tell their own story, and Lecce have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals in total. In defence, Lecce could really do with shoring things up.
Heading into this contest, Lecce are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Serie B match day 20 on 19/01/2019 and the score finished Lecce 1-1 Benevento.
On that day, Lecce managed 48% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Marco Mancosu (62').
For their opponents, Benevento had 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Massimo Coda (71') was the scorer.
The referee was Marco Serra.
Team News: Benevento
The Benevento manager Fabio Caserta has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash with a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Lecce
Lecce boss Marco Baroni has a number of players out of action. Antonino Gallo (Unknown Injury) and Mattia Felici (Shoulder Injury) are those who can’t be considered. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Fabio Pisacane and Romario Benzar.
We believe that Lecce certainly have the ability to score against this Benevento team, but it possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We reckon that it will be a close game with a 2-1 victory for Benevento at the end of the 90 minutes. Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Ciro Vigorito (16,867)
Captain: Gaetano Letizia
Chairman: Oreste Vigorito
Manager: Fabio Caserta
Competitions: Serie B position 11, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)