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Lecce come up against visitors Cittadella at Stadio Ettore Giardiniero in this Serie B tie on Saturday.
All Lecce v Cittadella game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Lecce, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 Serie B triumph vs Vicenza.
In that game, Lecce managed 45% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Lecce, the goals were scored by Stefano Pettinari (50') and Liam Henderson (67'). At the other end, Vicenza had 15 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Lamin Jallow (62') was the scorer for Vicenza.
Lecce have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They have totted up the amount of 12 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5.
Cittadella come into this game following a 1-0 Serie B win over Chievo Verona in their previous game.
In that game, Cittadella managed 59% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Cittadella was Mario Gargiulo (82'). At the other end, Chievo Verona had 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
In 6 of the prior six games involving Cittadella, a notably low volume of goals have been hit between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game within that period works out to a mere 1.17, with the average goals for Granata standing at 0.5. Let’s find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Coming into this fixture, Cittadella are without a win away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
The last league match between these sides was Serie B match day 16 on 30/12/2020 when it finished Cittadella 2-2 Lecce.
On that day, Cittadella had 53% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The goalscorers were Roberto Ogunseye (8') and Camilo Tavernelli (64').
Lecce got 16 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Massimo Coda (18', 45') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Marco Piccinini.
Team News: Lecce
Marcin Listkowski (Unknown Injury), Mattia Felici (Unknown Injury), Marco Mancosu (Appendicitis) and Claud Adjapong (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be available for Lecce manager Eugenio Corini.
Team News: Cittadella
Cittadella manager Roberto Venturato has multiple availability issues to deal with. Tommaso Cassandro (Unknown Injury) and Enrico Baldini (Muscle Fatigue) won’t be making appearances.
In our opinion, Cittadella will have their work cut out to score against this Lecce lineup who we reckon should score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re therefore anticipating a 1-0 winning margin for Lecce at the end of this one.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Ettore Giardiniero (40,670)
Captain: Marco Mancosu
Chairman: Saverio Sticchi Damiani
Manager: Eugenio Corini
Competitions: Serie B position 2
⭐ Key Man: Mariusz Stępiński
Usually played in the Striker position, Mariusz Stępiński was born in Sieradz, Poland. After having played his first senior match for Widzew Łódź in the 2011 - 2012 season, the talented Forward has bagged 7 league goals in the Serie B 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 27 appearances.