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Bologna will be hosting the visiting Lecce at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in the Serie A game on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Bologna v Lecce can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Bologna will be hoping for a better result after a 1-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Atalanta.
In that match, Bologna managed 54% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Atalanta got 19 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Luis Muriel (62') scored for Atalanta.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Bologna haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Rossoblu have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 12 goals in the process.
Pre-game facts show that Bologna:
- are unbeaten in the league by Lecce in their last 2 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 6 league games. Fans are getting restless.
Lecce will come into the encounter following on from a 3-1 Serie A win to beat Brescia in their last fixture.
In that game, Lecce had 53% possession and 15 shots at goal with 11 on target. For Lecce, the scorers were Gianluca Lapadula (22', 32') and Riccardo Saponara (70'). On the other side, Brescia got 16 shots on goal with 3 on target. Daniele Dessena (63') was the scorer for Brescia.
Demonstrating their involvement in eventful encounters, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the last 6 games in which Lecce have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.33 goals per meeting. Opposing teams have hit 11 of this grand total. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether such a trend might continue on in this match.
Heading into this fixture, Lecce have not won away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes dating back to 17/05/2009 shows us that Bologna have won 4 of these games and Lecce 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
An aggregate of 13 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for Rossoblu and 5 netted by Giallorossi. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 17 on 22/12/2019 when the final score was Lecce 2-3 Bologna.
In that game, Lecce had 49% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. The goalscorers were Khouma El Babacar (85') and Diego Farias (91').
For their opponents, Bologna had 24 attempts at goal with 15 on target. Riccardo Orsolini (43', 66') and Roberto Soriano (56') scored.
The referee was Rosario Abisso.
Team News: Bologna
Takehiro Tomiyasu (Hamstring Injury), Jerdy Schouten (Thigh Muscle Strain) and Mattia Bani (Disrupted Calf Muscle) won’t be available for Bologna boss Siniša Mihajlović.
In all likelihood, Rossoblu will possibly use the 4-2-3-1 formation in the match, beginning the first half with Lukasz Skorupski, Ladislav Krejci, Stefano Denswil, Larangeira Danilo, Federico Bonini, Mattias Svanberg, Gary Medel, Caio Vinicius Pirana, Roberto Soriano, Andreas Skov Olsen and Rodrigo Palacio.
Team News: Lecce
Lecce boss Fabio Liverani has not got a full squad to pick from. Diego Farias (Muscle Injury), Luca Rossettini (Influenza), Khouma Babacar (Muscle Injury), Marco Calderoni (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Alessandro Deiola (Knee Surgery) are not able to play.
We’re of the thinking that Giallorossi will likely play in a 4-3-2-1 formation, starting Gabriel, Andrea Rispoli, Andrea Arrigoni, Fabio Lucioni, Giulio Donati, Antonin Barak, Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Marco Mancosu, Filippo Falco, Riccardo Saponara and Gianluca Lapadula.
We feel that Bologna can and should be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
At the other end, Lecce won’t find it easy to score themselves although we do see them getting the chances to score, too.
Accordingly, we see a controlled 3-1 victory for Bologna at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara (36,462)
Captain: Andrea Poli
Chairman: Joey Saputo
Manager: Siniša Mihajlović
Competitions: Serie A position 10
🔑 Star Player: Rodrigo Palacio
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Rodrigo Palacio was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for Banfield in the 2003 - 2004 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 6 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 33 appearances.