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Monza will be the visitors at Stadio Via del Mare on Friday for the Serie B tie with home team Lecce.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Lecce v Monza can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Lecce will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-2 Serie B success over Cittadella.
In that match, Lecce had 45% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Lecce, the scorers were Massimo Coda (9') and Francesco Di Mariano (76'). At the other end, Cittadella had 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Orji Okwonkwo (45') scored for Cittadella.
Marco Baroni's Lecce have hit the target 9 times in their past 6 outings. The tally of goals that they have conceded in those fixtures amounts to 7.
Heading into this fixture, Lecce are undefeated in their last 3 league matches at home.
Monza will go into this game following on from a 3-1 Serie B win over Pordenone in their previous game.
In that match, Monza had 57% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Monza, the goalscorers were Pepín (13'), Mario Sampirisi (72') and Samuele Vignato (90'). For their opponents, Pordenone had 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Frank Tsadjout (4') scored for Pordenone.
In the course of their six most recent matches, Giovanni Stroppa's Monza have slotted home 7 times therefore yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Going into this contest, Monza haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league games.
Head to head
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Serie B match day 36 on 04/05/2021 when the final score was Monza 1-0 Lecce.
On that day, Monza had 51% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Andrea Barberis (41').
On the other side, Lecce had 17 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Maurizio Mariani.
Team News: Lecce
Antonino Gallo (Unknown Injury) and Fabio Pisacane (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t be able to feature for Lecce gaffer Marco Baroni. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Fabio Pisacane and Romario Benzar.
Team News: Monza
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Monza manager Giovanni Stroppa does not have any fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
We’re thinking that Monza will manage to find the net against this Lecce lineup, however that is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Lecce at the end of the 90 minutes. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Via del Mare (40,670)
Captain: Fabio Lucioni
Chairman: Saverio Sticchi Damiani
Manager: Marco Baroni
Competitions: Serie B position 6, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)
⭐ Star Player: Massimo Coda
Regularly used in the Striker position, Massimo Coda was born in Italy. Having played his first senior match for Parma in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Serie B 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 6 appearances.