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Hellas Verona play host to away team Lecce at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in the Serie A match on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Hellas Verona v Lecce - plus the latest match odds.
Hellas Verona will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Inter Milan.
In that match, Hellas Verona managed 43% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Inter Milan got 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Lautaro Martínez (3') scored for Inter Milan.
Hellas Verona have found it difficult to unlock defences in more recent games. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 against opposition teams over their previous six outings. In those games, Hellas Verona have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them come to 7. Despite that, it remains to be seen whether such a trend will continue on in this game.
Coming into this meeting, Hellas Verona are unbeaten in the league by Lecce in their previous 2 matches.
In the game prior to this, Lecce drew 2-2 in the Serie A tie with AC Milan.
In that game, Lecce managed 36% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Lecce was Federico Baschirotto (23'). On the other side, AC Milan got 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Theo Hernández (3' Own goal), Rafael Leão (58') and Davide Calabria (70') scored for AC Milan.
In the course of their 6 latest matches, Marco Baroni's Lecce have found the net 9 times thus giving them a goals per game average of 1.5.
Going into this encounter, Lecce are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 16/09/2006 tells us that Hellas Verona have won 2 of them & Lecce 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
An aggregate of 13 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 for Verona and 7 for Giallorossi. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league match featuring the two was Serie A match day 21 on 26/01/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Hellas Verona 3-0 Lecce.
On that occasion, Hellas Verona had 61% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Goals were scored by Paweł Dawidowicz (19'), Matteo Pessina (34') and Giampaolo Pazzini (87').
Lecce got 4 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Rosario Abisso.
Team News: Hellas Verona
Ajdin Hrustic (Unknown Injury), Mateusz Praszelik (Unknown Injury), Simone Verdi (Muscular problems) and Davide Faraoni (Muscular problems) aren’t available for Hellas Verona manager Marco Zaffaroni.
Team News: Lecce
Lecce boss Marco Baroni has multiple availability issues to deal with. Kastriot Dermaku (Pubalgia) and Marin Pongracic (Ankle Surgery) won’t be making appearances.
Our thinking is that Lecce are dangerous enough to break down this Hellas Verona team, although it probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re tipping a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Hellas Verona at the end of the match. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi (39,211)
Captain: Miguel Veloso
Chairman: Maurizio Setti
Manager: Marco Zaffaroni
Competitions: Serie A position 19
⭐ Key Man: Thomas Henry
Mostly used in the Striker position, Thomas Henry was born in Argentuil, France. After making a first senior appearance for Nantes in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Serie A 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in a total of 15 appearances.