AC Milan vs Lecce
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza – San Siro.
Pioli has to win fans over by winning games and he will have his first shot on Sunday evening against Lecce. He’s known for intense pressing, swift counter-attacking football and getting the best out of typical strikers, like he did with Simeone at Viola and Icardi at Inter. Lecce are conceding 2.25 goals per game on their travels.
AC Milan vs Lecce: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (22 games): AC Milan 11 wins, Lecce 2 wins, 9 draws.
They haven’t met since season 11/12.
The Rossoneri have won last eight home games against Lecce.
AC Milan have scored at least two goals against Salentini in nine of eleven matches played at San Siro.
On average 3.3 goals have been scored per game in their meetings at AC Milan’s ground.
AC Milan vs Lecce: Predicted Starting Lineups:
AC Milan (4-3-3): G.Donnarumma – Hernandez, Conti, Romagnoli, Musacchio – Biglia, Paqueta, Kessie – Rebic, Suso, Piatek.
Lecce (4-3-1-2): Gabriel – Calderoni, Rossettini, Lucioni, Rispoli – Tachtsidis – Petriccione, Majer – Mancosu – Babacar, Falco.
AC Milan vs Lecce: Prediction
It appears that AC Milan Board scored an own-goal when they decided to sack Marco Giampaolo after just three and a half months in charge, and hire Stefano Pioli. Former Fiorentina boss is an Interista, just like their former manager, and Rossoneri fans are not happy at all. Pioli has to win them over by winning games and he will have his first shot on Sunday evening against Lecce. 13th placed Milan will be without suspended duo Calabria and Castillejo. There are no injuries to report.
With two wins and five losses to date, Lecce are sitting at 18th position, levelled on points with several teams. The Salentini have lost two games in a row – against Roma (0-1) and Atalanta (1-3). They looked really bad in the previous round as they let Bergamo-based club to take 27 shots and create mind-blowing 16 goal-scoring chances. Imbula is few days away from full fitness.
AC Milan has W-D-L record of 1-0-2 at San Siro and they’re scoring just 0.67 goals per game, whilst conceding 1.67. Pioli is known for intense pressing, swift counter-attacking football and getting the best out of typical strikers, like he did with Simeone at Viola and Icardi at Inter. Their main hitman, Krzysztof Piatek, has scored just one goal from open play in last 13 competitive games for the club. Let’s see if Pioli can restore Il Pistolero’s confidence.
Lecce are fun to watch on their travels. We have seen at least three goals in each of their games on the road. They’re netting 1.5 goals per game and receiving 2.25 per bout. Three of their four games away from home also had BTTS – Yes.
I’ll back Milan to bag at least two here and pick Piatek to score anytime. I know, it sounds silly, but I do have a hunch that Polish International will get on the score sheet on Sunday. He’s taking the penalty kicks as well, that helps.
AC Milan vs Lecce: Betting Tips
AC Milan to score over 1.5 goals @ 1.50
Any-time goal-scorer: Krzysztof Piatek to score Anytime @ 1.87.