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Lecce will be taking on the visiting Fiorentina at Stadio Ettore Giardiniero in the Serie A fixture on Wednesday.
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Lecce prepare for this fixture after a 0-0 Serie A drawn result against Cagliari.
In that game, Lecce had 47% possession and 20 shots at goal with 8 on target. Cagliari got 18 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
Fixtures with Lecce have often been entertaining affairs recently with high scoring expected. Over their past six clashes, a grand total of 21 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 6 of those coming from Giallorossi. Such a pattern might not be continued here, of course.
In their last game, Fiorentina drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with Hellas Verona.
The only player to score from Fiorentina was Patrick Cutrone (90'). On the other side, Hellas Verona got 6 shots on goal with 2 on target. Davide Faraoni (18') was the scorer for Hellas Verona.
Fiorentina have had no problems opening up opposition defences in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 6 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, La Viola have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 24/05/2009 shows us that Lecce have won 3 of these & Fiorentina 1, with the number of drawn results being 2.
In all, 8 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 5 from Giallorossi and 3 belonging to La Viola. That’s an average goals per game of 1.33.
The last league game between these clubs was Serie A match day 14 on 30/11/2019 when it ended Fiorentina 0-1 Lecce.
In that match, Fiorentina had 62% possession and 19 shots on goal with 6 of them on target.
Lecce got 6 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Andrea La Mantia (49') scored.
The match was refereed by Marco Piccinini.
Team News: Lecce
Luca Rossettini (Tonsillitis), Alessandro Deiola (Knee Problems), Marco Calderoni (Thigh Problems) and Biagio Meccariello (Knee Problems) won’t be available for Lecce boss Fabio Liverani.
It’s our opinion that Giallorossi will possibly go for a 4-3-2-1 formation with Gabriel, Ilario Monterisi, Fabio Lucioni, Andrea Arrigoni, Giulio Donati, Marco Mancosu, Jacopo Petriccione, Antonin Barak, Riccardo Saponara, Yevhen Shakhov and Khouma Babacar.
Team News: Fiorentina
Fiorentina manager Giuseppe Iachini has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Riccardo Baroni (Problems with the hip flexor) and Marco Benassi (Disrupted Calf Muscle) can’t be considered.
We believe La Viola might begin the game with a 3-4-3 lineup, starting the game with Bartłomiej Drągowski, German Pezzella, Igor Julio dos Santos de Paulo, Nikola Milenkovic, Pol Lirola, Gaetano Castrovilli, Eric Pulgar, Dalbert Henrique, Riccardo Sottil, Christian Kouamé and Franck Ribéry.
Our assessment is that Lecce must be fancied to find the net against this Fiorentina side, although one goal probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’ve gone for a close game with a 1-2 advantage for Fiorentina after 90 minutes. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Ettore Giardiniero (40,670)
Captain: Marco Mancosu
Chairman: Saverio Sticchi Damiani
Manager: Fabio Liverani
Competitions: Serie A position 17
🔑 Star Player: Gianluca Lapadula
Usually playing in the Striker position, Gianluca Lapadula was born in Turin, Italy. After making a first senior appearance for San Marino in the 2011 - 2012 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 7 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in a total of 20 appearances.