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The Serie A match at Dacia Arena on Wednesday sees home side Udinese lock horns with Lecce.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Udinese v Lecce are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
Udinese will be looking for another win after the 0-1 Serie A success over Cagliari.
In that game, Udinese had 51% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Udinese was Stefano Okaka (3'). At the other end, Cagliari got 16 shots at goal with 6 of them on target.
Luca Gotti's Udinese have celebrated scoring 8 times in their past 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games amounts to 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Udinese:
- have not been beaten in the league by Lecce in their last 3 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Bologna in Serie A competition, Lecce will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Lecce had 45% possession and 24 shots at goal with 9 on target. For Lecce, goals were scored by Marco Mancosu (45') and Filippo Falco (66'). On the other side, Bologna got 28 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. Rodrigo Palacio (2'), Roberto Soriano (5') and Musa Barrow (90') scored for Bologna.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Lecce, at least three goals have gone in. The average goals scored per match during that spell is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by Giallorossi being 1.5. That aside, time will tell if such a trend will persist in this next match.
Pre-game facts show that Lecce:
- haven't won against Udinese when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes going back to 01/03/2009 shows that Udinese have won 5 of them and Lecce 1, with the number of draws being 0.
In all, 14 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 11 of them for Bianconeri Friuliani and 3 netted by Giallorossi. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was Serie A match day 18 on 06/01/2020 when it finished Lecce 0-1 Udinese.
That time, Lecce had 46% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Udinese got 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Rodrigo De Paul (88') was the scorer.
The referee was Antonio Giua.
Team News: Udinese
Lukasz Teodorczyk (Bruised Knee), Sebastian Prödl (Knee Injury), Rolando Mandragora (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Mato Jajalo (Bruised Knee) are not available for Udinese manager Luca Gotti. Jens Stryger Larsen will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
In our view, Bianconeri Friuliani will possibly kick off with a 3-5-2 system for this game and select Juan Musso, Bram Nuytinck, Sebastian De Maio, Rodrigo Becão, Marvin Zeegelaar, Walace, Rodrigo De Paul, Ken Sema, Seko Fofana, Stefano Okaka and Kevin Lasagna.
Team News: Lecce
Lecce manager Fabio Liverani has to currently contend with reduced team options. Khouma Babacar (Muscle Injury), Marco Calderoni (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Alessandro Deiola (Knee Surgery), Diego Farias (Muscle Injury) and Luca Rossettini (Influenza) are those who can’t be considered. Andrea Rispoli is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
There’s a good chance that Giallorossi might elect for a 4-3-2-1 system using Gabriel, Giulio Donati, Andrea Arrigoni, Fabio Lucioni, Cristian Dell'Orco, Antonin Barak, Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Marco Mancosu, Filippo Falco, Riccardo Saponara and Gianluca Lapadula.
We are of the inclination to think that Lecce and Udinese may well both score, with little between these two teams.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a close game with a score draw at the conclusion of the game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Dacia Arena (25,144)
Captain: Kevin Lasagna
Chairman: Franco Soldati
Manager: Luca Gotti
Competitions: Serie A position 13
🔑 Star Player: Rodrigo De Paul
Usually playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Rodrigo De Paul was born in Sarandí, Argentina. After having played his first senior match for Racing Club in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Midfielder has hit 7 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in 32 appearances.