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Cosenza arrive at Stadio Ettore Giardiniero on Sunday for the Serie B clash with hosts Lecce.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Lecce v Cosenza are shown below including the latest game odds.
Lecce will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 Serie B success vs Cremonese.
The only scorer from Lecce was Pablo Rodríguez (54'). Gianluca Gaetano (7') and Michele Castagnetti (30' Own goal) scored for Cremonese.
Giallorossi have not been the best at stopping their opponents of late, but they have also done enough to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Giallorossi have conceded in 5 of them as well as scoring in 6 of those matches.
Going into this encounter, Lecce are without a win at home for the past 4 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
In their previous fixture, Cosenza drew 2-2 in the Serie B match with Reggina.
In that game, Cosenza managed 55% possession and 20 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. For Cosenza, goals were scored by Marcello Trotta (39') and Mirko Carretta (84'). On the other side, Reggina got 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Jérémy Ménez (9') and Michael Folorunsho (22') scored for Reggina.
The stats don’t lie, and Cosenza have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals in total. In defence, Bruzi can certainly do much better. That sort of pattern might not follow through into this next game, however.
Ahead of this meeting, Cosenza are undefeated in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
The last league contest between these sides was Serie B match day 5 on 25/10/2020 when it ended Cosenza 1-1 Lecce.
That time, Cosenza managed 48% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. The scorer was Ettore Gliozzi (56').
At the other end, Lecce got 27 shots at goal with 8 on target. Massimo Coda (12') was the scorer.
The referee was Gianluca Aureliano.
Team News: Lecce
Kastriot Dermaku (Muscle Injury) and Claud Adjapong (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be able to feature for Lecce gaffer Eugenio Corini.
Team News: Cosenza
From a largely full-strength group of players, there is only the one fitness worry for the Cosenza manager Roberto Occhiuzzi to be concerned about. Luca Bittante (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be playing here.
In our view, Lecce will, in all likelihood, have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
At the other end, Cosenza could well struggle to make a breakthrough - but, we do see them getting the chances to score, too.
Therefore, we are anticipating a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for Lecce come full-time.
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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 8
⭐ Star Man: Marco Mancosu
Regularly taking up the Centre Midfield position, Marco Mancosu was born in Cagliari, Italy. Having played his first senior match for Cagliari in the 2006 - 2007 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 7 league goals in this Serie B 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 20 appearances.