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Genoa arrive at Stadio Via del Mare on Friday for the Serie A tie with hosts Lecce.
All Lecce v Genoa match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Lecce enter this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Serie A stalemate against Monza.
In that game, Lecce had 39% possession and 4 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Lecce was Nikola Krstović (3'). Monza had 25 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Andrea Colpani (24') was the scorer for Monza.
Lecce haven’t had any problems with scoring, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve totted up the amount of 10 during that period and have conceded a total of 7.
Their past results show that Lecce:
- are winless against Genoa in their last 9 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
In their previous game, Genoa drew 2-2 in the Serie A match with SSC Napoli.
In that match, Genoa had 34% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For Genoa, goals were scored by Mattia Bani (40') and Mateo Retegui (56'). At the other end, Napoli had 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. Giacomo Raspadori (76') and Matteo Politano (84') scored for SSC Napoli.
Illustrating their bias toward productive matches, goals have been scored 25 times in the previous six matches in which Genoa have sent out their troops, yielding an average of 4.17 goals per clash. Their opponents have hit 13 of these goals. With no two games being the same, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend might persist in this upcoming match or not.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Genoa:
- are winless against Lecce in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- remain undefeated by Lecce when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. A very decent away record against them.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 05/12/2010 shows that Lecce have won 0 of them & Genoa 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
21 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 for Giallorossi and 13 created by Il Grifone. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was Serie A match day 34 on 19/07/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Genoa 2-1 Lecce.
In that match, Genoa managed 47% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Antonio Sanabria (7').
At the other end, Lecce got 18 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Marco Mancosu (60') and Gabriel Vasconcelos (81' Own goal) scored.
The referee was Daniele Doveri.
Team News: Lecce
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Lecce gaffer Roberto D'Aversa to be concerned with from an otherwise complete group of players. Lameck Banda (Hamstring Injury) misses out. Federico Baschirotto is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
It looks as if Giallorossi look set to opt for a 4-3-3 formation for this one featuring Wladimiro Falcone, Valentin Gendrey, Marin Pongracic, Ahmed Touba, Antonino Gallo, Mohamed Kaba, Ylber Ramadani, Hamza Rafia, Pontus Almqvist, Nikola Krstovic and Gabriel Strefezza.
Team News: Genoa
Owing to an otherwise healthy squad, there is only a single fitness problem for the Genoa gaffer Alberto Gilardino to be concerned about. Alessandro Vogliacco (Thigh Problems) won’t be in action.
We believe Il Grifone will likely begin the game with a 4-4-2 lineup, giving starts to Josep Martinez, Koni De Winter, Mattia Bani, Radu Dragusin, Johan Vasquez, Stefano Sabelli, Kevin Strootman, Milan Badelj, Morten Frendrup, Albert Gudmundsson and Mateo Retegui.
We’re thinking that Genoa should be able to breach the defence of this Lecce outfit, although it probably won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 victory for Lecce when all is said and done. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Via del Mare (40,670)
Chairman: Saverio Sticchi Damiani
Manager: Roberto D'Aversa
Competitions: Serie A position 4, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)
⭐ Key Player: Nikola Krstović
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Nikola Krstović was born in Montenegro. After having made a senior debut playing for Lecce in the 2023 - 2024 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Serie A 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 3 appearances.