Sassuolo earned an impressive win in Firenze during the midweek games, while Lecce clumsily gave away two penalties that yet cost them all three points against Sampdoria. What does this game have in stock for two sides in contrasting fortunes?
Serie A 2019/2020
Date: Saturday July, 4th
Venue: MAPEI Stadium
Sassuolo have recovered well from the bashing at the hands of Atalanta on their return to action, and are unbeaten in the last three, their latest performance seeing them pick up three points against Fiorentina last time out.
Gregoire Defrel scored twice in the first half in that victory at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, before Mert Müldür applied the coupe de grace to render Patrick Cutrone’s effort for their opposition scant consolation.
The win kept I Neroverdi in 12th, and lifted them within two points of Cagliari in ninth place. They face up to a rather difficult run after this game, with Bologna, Lazio and Juventus lined up in their next three fixtures.
Relegation candidates Lecce saw their losing run in the division stretch to five last time out versus Sampdoria, no thanks to two well-taken penalties from Gaston Ramirez. Despite conceding the most goals (66) in the division thus far, they can move out of the bottom three with an unlikely victory here, with only a point leaving them adrift of Genoa in 17th.
Sassuolo will be without the services of Jeremy Toljan, Filippo Romagna and Pedro Obiang for the visit of Lecce.
No fewer than five first-teamers miss out for the visitors with all of Alessandro Deiola, Cristian Dell’Orco, Zan Majer, Gianluca Lapadula and Luca Rossettini on the sidelines.
Head to Head
Each of the two competitive meetings between these two sides had ended as draws. The scoreline was 2-2 in this game’s reverse fixture.
Sassuolo last five competitive games: WLDDW
Lecce last five competitive games: LLLLL
Go for goals in Sassuolo, as the facts backs up this one to be a high-scoring affair. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 13 of Sassuolo’s last 14 home games in the league while also there have been over 2.5 goals scored in Lecce’s last nine. With the teams already trading goals in the reverse fixture this season, expect this one to also live up to the billing of producing goals. Over 2.5 is priced 40/85 while you can get an improved value of 6/5 for over 3.5.
Also worthy of consideration is the Both Teams To Score market. One would expect to see action at both ends of the pitch, which would give rise to these teams breaching themselves. It is priced 4/7 for odds.