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will face off against visiting club Sampdoria
at Stadio Ettore Giardiniero in the Serie A meeting on Wednesday. To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Lecce v Sampdoria, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Lecce will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 4-0 Serie A defeat last time out to Juventus. In that match, Lecce had 36% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Juventus got 27 shots on goal with 12 of them on target. Paulo Dybala (53'), Cristiano Ronaldo (62'), Gonzalo Higuaín (83') and Matthijs de Ligt (85') scored for Juventus.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Lecce have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Giallorossi have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 22 goals during that time.
Their prior results show that Lecce:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Sampdoria in their previous 2 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Bologna in Serie A competition, Sampdoria will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Sampdoria had 43% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Sampdoria was Federico Bonazzoli (88'). On the other side, Bologna had 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Musa Barrow (70') and Riccardo Orsolini (75') scored for Bologna.
Over the course of their previous 6 outings, Sampdoria have helped themselves to a tally of 9 goals. i Blucerchiati have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, they’ve had 13 goals scored by their opponents. We will just have to find out if that trend can be sustained here.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Sampdoria:
- have not lost to Lecce when having played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. A very good run of results for them.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes going back to 14/05/2006 tells us that Lecce have won 2 of these & Sampdoria 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 in all which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The previous league game between these clubs was Serie A match day 10 on 30/10/2019 when the final score was Sampdoria 1-1 Lecce. On that occasion, Sampdoria had 50% possession and 24 shots at goal with 7 on target. The scorer was Gastón Ramírez (92'). Lecce had 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Gianluca Lapadula (8') was the scorer. The match was refereed by Davide Massa.
Team News: Lecce
Gianluca Lapadula (Distortion of the ankle), Cristian Dell'Orco (Inguinal Hernia), Zan Majer (Adductor problems), Diego Farias (Muscle Fatigue) and Alessandro Deiola (Knee Problems) won’t be available for Lecce gaffer Fabio Liverani.
In our view, Giallorossi may well use a 5-3-2 formation in the match, beginning the first half with Gabriel, Luca Di Matteo, Andrea Arrigoni, Brayan Vera, Giulio Donati, Andrea Rispoli, Jacopo Petriccione, Marco Mancosu, Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Yevhen Shakhov and Filippo Falco.
Team News: Sampdoria
Sampdoria manager Claudio Ranieri has to currently contend with reduced team options. Gonzalo Maroni (Bruised Ankle), Fabio Quagliarella (Calf Problems) and Alex Ferrari (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out on this game. Jakub Jankto cannot play in this game through suspension.
From our viewpoint, i Blucerchiati could decide to elect for a 4-4-2 formation by sending out Emil Audero, Bartosz Bereszynski, Jakub Jankto, Omar Colley, Maya Yoshida, Tommaso Augello, Federico Bonazzoli, Albin Ekdal, Fabio Depaoli, Gaston Ramirez and Morten Thorsby.
We feel that Lecce will need things to go their way to put one past this Sampdoria team who should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead. That’s why our selection here is for a good tussle with a 0-1 winning margin for Sampdoria at the end of the 90. We’ll see what happens.
⚽️ 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: Gianluca Lapadula
Regularly played in the Striker position, Gianluca Lapadula was born in Turin, Italy. Having made a first senior appearance for San Marino in the 2011 - 2012 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 7 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 20 appearances.