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The Serie A match at Stadio Via del Mare on Friday will see home team Lecce ready themselves for the visit of Salernitana.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Lecce v Salernitana game - along with the latest match odds.
Lecce will be hoping to bounce back here after a 2-0 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Hellas Verona.
In that game, Lecce managed 58% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Hellas Verona got 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Fabio Depaoli (40') and Darko Lazović (54') scored for Hellas Verona.
Marco Baroni's Lecce have scored 8 times in their last half-dozen outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures is 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Lecce:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Salernitana in their last 6 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against SSC Napoli in Serie A action, Salernitana will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Salernitana had 26% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Napoli got 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Giovanni Di Lorenzo (45') and Victor Osimhen (48') scored for SSC Napoli.
A series of fairly underwhelming displays from the Salernitana defence has resulted in a record of 18 goals being leaked by them in just their previous six fixtures. They definitely need to see an improvement in this unwanted part of their game.
Heading into this contest, Salernitana have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 04/01/2014 shows that these fixtures have been disappointments for Salernitana. They have not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever while Lecce have simply been better than them, beating them in 67 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them for Giallorossi and 6 netted by I granata. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Serie A match day 7 on 16/09/2022 when it finished Salernitana 1-2 Lecce.
On that occasion, Salernitana had 57% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
Lecce got 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. Assan Ceesay (43'), Joan González (55' Own goal) and Strefezza (83') scored.
The match was refereed by Daniele Doveri.
Team News: Lecce
Kastriot Dermaku (Pubalgia) and Marin Pongracic (Ankle Surgery) won’t be playing for Lecce gaffer Marco Baroni.
Team News: Salernitana
Salernitana boss Davide Nicola has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Federico Fazio (Calf Injury), Norbert Gyomber (Unknown Injury), Giulio Maggiore (Hamstring Injury) and Pasquale Mazzocchi (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) will miss out on this game. Sanasi Sy cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’ve got the feeling that Lecce should be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
Conversely, Salernitana will not find it easy finding the net themselves but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be managing to get on the scoresheet as well here.
We reckon that it will be a 3-1 winning margin for Lecce at the end of this one.
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: Morten Hjulmand
Chairman: Saverio Sticchi Damiani
Manager: Marco Baroni
Competitions: Serie A position 14
🔑 Star Man: Lorenzo Colombo
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Lorenzo Colombo was born in Vimercate, Italy. After making a first senior appearance for AC Milan in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in this Serie A 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in 17 appearances.