Inter Milan vs Lecce
Italy – Serie A
Date: Monday, 26 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan).
With just two wins from their last five games, Inter Milan were certainly in for a tense end to their previous campaign and only just made it into the top four, with a point over arch-rivals AC Milan.
The squad bagged fifty-seven goals last time around and conceded as few as thirty-three in the process, which was the second least by any side in the Serie A.
Lecce, on the other hand, have finally returned to the top flight after seven years of struggle and hardship in the lower divisions. The visitors came in second in the Serie B and were subsequently handed a ticket of promotion without having to go through the qualifiers.
Taking on the mighty Inter, that too on the opening day is certainly too herculean a task for Lecce, who are in for bitter start to their Serie A campaign this week.
Inter Milan vs Lecce Head to head (h2h)
- Lecce have come out on top just once in their last eight encounters.
- Their last clash at this venue finished 4-1 in favor of Inter Milan.
- Inter Milan have kept a clean sheet thrice in their previous six games, while Lecce have kept just the one.
- Both teams have found the back of the net just once in their last three meetings.
Inter Milan vs Lecce Prediction
It’s been nearly a decade since the two teams last squared up against each other, and a lot has certainly changed over the same period. Inter have not admitted defeat in their last five clashes at home, and have been tasting success in their two of their previous three.
Additionally, Lecce have taken down Inter Milan just once in their last nine visits here, with their only win coming way back in the year of 2000.
Taking into consideration that visitors have been away from the best sides in Italy for the past seven years as well, you can count on Inter Milan to make light work of their foes in this one.
Although it is just the opening game, the hosts will not be shy in racking up the goal tally. The squad have already brought in the likes of Romelu Lukaku to get things going for them in the final third. So, by all means, expect a high scoring clash to unfold.
Inter Milan vs Lecce Betting tips
Halftime/Fulltime: Inter Milan @ 1.66 (2/3)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (2/3).