Lecce take on visiting rivals Reggiana at Stadio Ettore Giardiniero in this Serie B meeting on Saturday.
Our Lecce v Reggiana predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below – plus the latest match odds.
Lecce will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-5 Serie B triumph over Entella.
In that match, Lecce had 53% possession and 27 attempts on goal with 14 on target. For Lecce, the goals were scored by Massimo Coda (37'), Liam Henderson (47'), Marco Mancosu (58'), Luca Paganini (66') and Mariusz Stępiński (93'). Entella had 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Giuseppe De Luca (49') was the scorer for Entella.
Matches featuring Lecce have often been absorbing affairs of late with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games alone, a grand total of 23 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 12 of them belonging to Giallorossi. That sort of trend might not be sustained into this next game, though.
Ahead of this clash, Lecce are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
Reggiana go into this encounter following a 2-1 Serie B win vs Venezia in their last game.
In that match, Reggiana managed 56% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Reggiana, the scorers were Igor Radrezza (11') and Simone Mazzocchi (66'). On the other side, Venezia got 24 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Francesco Forte (19') scored for Venezia.
The stats don’t lie, and Reggiana have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals in total. In defence, I Granata have some weaknesses to address.
Team News: Lecce
Lecce manager Eugenio Corini doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match with a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Reggiana
Reggiana boss Massimiliano Alvini has not got a full squad to pick from. Luca Germoni (Corona virus), Arlind Ajeti (Muscle Fatigue) and Davide Voltan (Muscular problems) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We feel that Lecce should convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, Reggiana are also probably going to find it difficult to score a goal of their own but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be getting the chances to score, too.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a comfortable 3-1 victory for Lecce at full-time.
What are the top odds for this match?
Looking at the bookies’ prices on the WDW market, backing Lecce can be had for 1.6, backing a drawn result is 3.8 & staking on victory for Reggiana gets 7. These are the best of the market prices that can be secured right now.