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Lecce take on away side Parma at Stadio Ettore Giardiniero in the Serie A match on Sunday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Lecce v Parma game - along with the latest match odds.
Lecce will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 Serie A triumph against Udinese.
In that game, Lecce had 54% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Lecce, the scorers were Marco Mancosu (40') and Gianluca Lapadula (81'). Udinese had 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. Samir (36') scored for Udinese.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Lecce have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Giallorossi have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 10 goals during that time.
Going into this contest, Lecce haven't won against Parma in their last 3 league matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against Atalanta in Serie A competition, Parma and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Parma had 42% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Parma was Dejan Kulusevski (43'). At the other end, Atalanta had 13 shots at goal with 3 on target. Ruslan Malinovskyi (70') and Alejandro Gómez (84') scored for Atalanta.
In their last six clashes, Parma have bagged the sum of 10 goals. I Crociati have also managed to score in every single one of those games. Over that period, their defenders have had 12 goals scored by their opponents. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 19/03/2006 shows us that Lecce have won 1 of them and Parma 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
A sum of 17 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 7 of them for Giallorossi and 10 netted by I Crociati. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was Serie A match day 19 on 13/01/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Parma 2-0 Lecce.
In that game, Parma had 49% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The goalscorers were Simone Iacoponi (57') and Andreas Cornelius (72').
On the other side, Lecce had 19 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
The referee was Michael Fabbri.
Team News: Lecce
Khouma Babacar (Muscle Injury), Marco Calderoni (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Alessandro Deiola (Knee Surgery) and Diego Farias (Muscle Injury) are unavailable for Lecce manager Fabio Liverani. Nehuén Paz will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Parma
Parma manager Roberto D'Aversa has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Matteo Scozzarella (Disrupted Calf Muscle), Alberto Grassi (Thigh Muscle Strain), Gastón Brugman (Disrupted Calf Muscle), Andreas Cornelius (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Hernani (Hamstring Injury) miss out here. Juraj Kucka cannot play in this game through suspension.
We believe that Lecce will probably stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
Conversely, Parma will be up against it to break down their defence although we do think it’s probable that they will be converting at least once.
Our tip is for a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Lecce at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Ettore Giardiniero (40,670)
Captain: Marco Mancosu
Chairman: Saverio Sticchi Damiani
Manager: Fabio Liverani
Competitions: Serie A position 18
🔑 Star Man: Marco Mancosu
Normally used in the Centre Midfield position, Marco Mancosu was born in Cagliari, Italy. Having played his first senior match for Cagliari in the 2006 - 2007 season, the accomplished Midfielder has hit 14 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 season to date from a total of 32 appearances.