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The Serie B game at Stadio Ezio Scida on Tuesday sees hosts Crotone up against Lecce.
View all of the Crotone v Lecce predictions, poll and stats below (inc. the best betting odds).
Crotone go into this fixture following a 2-2 Serie B draw vs Brescia.
In that game, Crotone managed 55% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Crotone was Samuele Mulattieri (70', 83'). At the other end, Brescia had 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Mehdi Léris (35') and Stefano Moreo (68') scored for Brescia.
It has not been often in recent games where Crotone haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Crotone have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 11 goals along the way.
Taking a look at their past results, Crotone:
- haven't beaten Lecce in their previous 5 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 4 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Lecce will go into this match following a 3-2 Serie B win to beat Alessandria in their most recent outing.
In that match, Lecce had 60% possession and 23 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Lecce, the goalscorers were Alessandro Tuia (12'), Pablo Rodríguez (87') and Massimo Coda (96'). Alessandria got 7 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Simone Corazza (15') and Abou-Malal Ba (56') scored for Alessandria.
Looking at their form, and Lecce have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in total. At the back, Lecce have clearly had some problems. We will see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that Lecce:
- have not emerged victorious against Crotone when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 18/11/2006 shows that Crotone have won 1 of them and Lecce 2, with the number of draws standing at 3.
An aggregate of 12 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 5 from Crotone and 7 netted by Giallorossi. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Serie B match day 29 on 17/03/2019 and the score finished Crotone 2-2 Lecce.
In that match, Crotone had 49% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Simeon Nwankwo (5') and Ahmad Benali (79').
At the other end, Lecce had 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Andrea Tabanelli (9') and Marco Mancosu (25') scored.
The match was refereed by Marco Piccinini.
Team News: Crotone
The Crotone boss Francesco Modesto has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash with a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Lecce
Lecce manager Marco Baroni has not got a full squad to pick from. Antonino Gallo (Unknown Injury) and Fabio Pisacane (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) will miss out on this game. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Fabio Pisacane and Romario Benzar.
We’re thinking that Lecce and Crotone could find scoring goals difficult here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level and two clean sheets. That’s why our selection here is for a very even match with a 0-0 draw when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Ezio Scida (16,640)
Captain: Ahmad Benali
Chairman: Gianni Vrenna
Manager: Francesco Modesto
Competitions: Serie B position 15, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)
⭐ Key Man: Samuele Mulattieri
Mostly used in the Striker position, Samuele Mulattieri was born in La Spezia, Italy. After having played his first senior match for Spezia in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 5 league goals in the Serie B 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 4 appearances.