Atalanta vs Lecce
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 6 September 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo).
Atalanta are one of the most efficient teams in the league with an average of 2.5 goals scored per game, whilst conceding 1.50. The Salentini are far more productve away from home an average of 1.67 goals per bout.
Atalanta vs Lecce: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (16 games): Atalanta 6 wins, Lecce 3 wins, 7 Draws.
- These two sides haven’t met since season 2011/12.
- We have seen an average of 2.25 goals per game at this venue.
- Atalanta have scored at least two goals in six of the last nine games vs Salentini.
- The Bergamese have lost only game at home to Lecce – in season 93/94.
Atalanta vs Lecce: Predicted Starting Lineups
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Gollini – Masiello, Toloi, Djimsiti – Gosens, Hateboer, Freuler, Pasalic – Gomez – Zapata, Ilicic
Lecce (4-3-1-2): Gabriel – Rispoli, Calderoni, Lucioni, Rossettini – Petriccione, Majer, Tabanelli – Mancosu – Falco, Babacar
Atalanta vs Lecce: Prediction
There is no reason to think that Champions League defeat to Shakhtar will have a negative impact on Atalanta, as they drew with Fiorentina (2-2), beaten Roma (2-0) and crushed Sassuolo (4-1) after an embarrassing 0-4 trouncing at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb.
Prior to Shakhtar game, the Bergamese looked impeccable against Sassuolo. Papu Gomez scored a braced and Duvan Zapata bagged his fifth goal of the season in the first-half blitzkrieg.
With four wins, draw and a loss, ‘Le Dea’ are 3rd in the Serie A standings.
Atalanta will take on Lecce on Sunday at their stadium for the first time this season, after hosting games at Ennio Tardini. There are no injuries or suspensions to report.
Lecce’s mad schedule continues. The Salentini already faced Inter, Napoli, Torino and Roma and they will lock horns with Atalanta, Milan and Juventus this month.
Fabio Liverani’s team is currently 17th with two wins and four losses to their name. The Red and Yellows fired blanks in the previous round as they fell to 0-1 defeat to Roma. Lecce will be looking to upset the odds this weekend, just like they did in Round 3 vs Torino. Dell’Orco and Farias are injured and Lapadula is questionable.
Atalanta are one of the most efficient teams in the league with an average of 2.5 goals scored per game, whilst conceding 1.50. They’ve kept clean sheet just once. The Colombian pair up-front, Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel have scored 8 goals combined.
Lecce picked up both of their wins (Torino 2-1, SPAL 3-1) on the road. The Salentini are far more productve away from home with an average of 1.67 goals scored per bout, but they concede more – two per game.
The hosts are clearly better, and I expect them do dominate possession and control the tempo, but odds on a simple Home Win are too low. We’ll get decent value if we add BTTS – Yes to that. Odds on Over 3 (Asian Total) are quite nice as well.
Atalanta vs Lecce: Betting Tips
Over 3 goals (Asian Total) @ 1.73
Atalanta to win & Both teams to score – Yes @ 2.60.