Lecce vs Atalanta
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 1 March 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Via del Mare.
The hosts will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run at Via Del Mare to four games when they entertain freely-scoring Atalanta side on Sunday.
Lecce vs Atalanta: Match Preview
Lecce’s impressive three-game winning streak came to an abrupt end as they crashed to a 0-4 defeat to Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. We had them to score a goal there, but they failed to convert any of their chances.
The Salentini are tenth in the recent form table with ten points from their last six Serie A outings, and sixteenth overall, three points above the relegation zone.
They will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run at Via Del Mare to four games when they entertain freely-scoring Atalanta side on Sunday.
Fabio Liverani’s men have posted two wins, five draws and five losses at this venue this term, averaging 1.42 goals scored per match, whilst conceding 1.58 in return. Lecce have won their last two home fixtures.
The Bergamese return to action after their home match vs Sassuolo got called off due to coronavirus outbreak in the region. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side has won four of their last five matches in all competitions and scored staggering seventeen goals in the process.
Atalanta is currently occupying fourth place in the standings, three points and a game in hand over their nearest challengers – AS Roma.
La Dea has the fourth-best road record in the division with seven wins, four draws, and one loss, scoring 2.50 goals per match and conceding 1.08 goals per bout. They have picked up ten points from their last five away games.
Lecce vs Atalanta: Team News & Probable Lineups
Falco (19 games – 3 goals) is surely out with an injury; Babacar (17/2), Farias (12/2) and Deiola (7/1) are doubtful.
Lecce (4-3-2-1): Vigorito – Donati, Lucioni, Rossettini, Calderoni – Majer, Petriccione, Deiola – Mancosu, Barak – Lapadula
Toloi (22/1) and Sutalo (0/0) are questionable for the guests.
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Gollini – Caldara, Palomino, Djimsiti – Castagne, de Roon, Freuler, Gosens – Gomez – Ilicic, Zapata
Lecce vs Atalanta: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (17 games): Lecce 3 Wins, Atalanta 7 Wins, 7 Draws.
- Lecce have 2-3-3 record at Via Del Mare vs La Dea.
- Four of their last seven encounters failed to produce a winner.
- Atalanta has scored two goals or more in four of the last five games at this venue.
- The Bergamese cruised past Lecce 3-1 on Matchday 7.
Lecce vs Atalanta: Prediction
This should be an exciting and high-scoring game.
The Sunday’s visitors completely and utterly outplayed Lecce in their reverse fixture earlier in the season. Atalanta had 27 shots, 15 on target, and produced an astonishing 16 goal-scoring opportunities.
They surely know how to unlock Salentini’s defense and I fully expect them to run riot at Via Del Mare. I will take Away Win & Over 2.5 Goals.
This match can go crazy if we see an early goal, and with a 1-3 or 1-4 scoreline hunch, I will take BTTS – Yes.
It would be foolish to ignore Lecce’s goalscoring record of late at this venue and, whilst La Dea cannot seem to keep a clean sheet at the moment.
Lecce vs Atalanta: Betting Tips
Atalanta & Over 2.5 Goals @1.80
Both Teams To Score – Yes @1.63