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Cremonese host visiting opponents Lecco at Stadio Giovanni Zini in this Serie B game on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Cremonese v Lecco can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Cremonese are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-3 Serie B victory against Brescia.
In that match, Cremonese had 62% possession and 25 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Cremonese, the goalscorers were Luca Ravanelli (17'), Massimo Coda (32') and David Okereke (89'). At the other end, Brescia got 15 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Three or more goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Cremonese have taken part. Their opponents scored 4 times in this period while Cremonese totted up 13. That trend might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Lecco head into the encounter following a 3-2 Serie B win versus Parma in their last fixture.
In that match, Lecco had 47% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Lecco, goals were scored by Andrija Novaković (23'), Nicolò Buso (42') and Franco Lepore (57'). Parma got 12 shots at goal with 7 on target. Adrian Benedyczak (12') and Gabriel Charpentier (70') scored for Parma.
The stats tell the story, and Lecco have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals overall. In defence, Lecco have been far from perfect.
Going into this contest, Lecco haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Prima Divisione Girone A match day 23 on 22/02/2009 which ended up with the score at Cremonese 0-0 Lecco.
Team News: Cremonese
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the Cremonese manager Giovanni Stroppa to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group. Felix Afena-Gyan (Metatarsal fracture) misses out.
It seems likely that Grigiorossi could use a 3-4-3 system with Andreas Jungdal, Valentin Antov, Matteo Bianchetti, Luca Ravanelli, Franco Vazquez, C. Monginda Pickel, Michele Castagnetti, Leonardo Sernicola, Luca Zanimacchia, Massimo Coda and Cristian Buonaiuto.
Team News: Lecco
Owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from, the Lecco boss Emiliano Bonazzoli has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
It’s our belief that Lecco seem most likely to make use of a 4-3-3 lineup with a starting lineup of Riccardo Melgrati, Franco Lepore, Vedran Celjak, Luca Marrone, Alessandro Caporale, Mats Lemmens, Artur Ionita, D. Degli Innocenti, Alessandro Sersanti, Andrija Novakovich and Nicolò Buso.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Cremonese have it within them to create enough chances to score more than one when they meet Lecco, who may well struggle to score.
Our tip is for a comfortable 2-0 margin for Cremonese come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Giovanni Zini (15,191)
Captain: Matteo Bianchetti
Chairman: Francesco Dini
Manager: Giovanni Stroppa
Competitions: Serie B position 4, Coppa Italia (3rd Round)
⭐ Star Man: David Okereke
Customarily taking up the Striker position, David Okereke was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Having made his senior debut playing for Spezia in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Forward has netted 2 league goals in this Serie B 2023 - 2024 season to date coming from a total of 9 appearances.