Lecce vs Inter Milan
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 19 January 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Via del Mare.
Second-placed Nerazzurri will be aiming to get back to winning ways and continue their title charge when they take on struggling Lecce team, winless at home.
Lecce vs Inter Milan: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (23 games): Lecce 4 Wins, Inter Milan 17 Wins, 2 Draws.
- The Salentini have 3-2-6 home record against Inter.
- On average 2.91 goals have been scored per game in their meetings at this venue.
- The Nerrazzuri have won five of the last seven outings vs Lecce.
- Inter Milan crushed Lecce 4-0 in the season opener.
Lecce vs Inter Milan: Match Preview
Fabio Liverani’s side crashed to their fourth straight league defeat after a 2-0 loss to Parma at Ennio Tardini. Winless since November 30th, the Salentini are in real danger as they’re just one point clear of Genoa and Brescia.
Lecce have a rough patch of games coming up and their quality will be tested by Inter, Atalanta, Roma and Juventus, just to name a few, in the next two months.
Lecce have recorded zero wins, four draws and five losses at Via Del Mare, netting 1.11 goals per match and conceding 1.89. They have earned two points from last five home games (0-2-3).
Former Cagliari striker Diego Farias (13 games, 2 goals) and left-back Marco Calderoni (16/3) are questionable for the game.
The Nerazzurri have dropped to second place on the ladder following a 1-1 stalemate with Atalanta at the Giuseppe Meazza. They were outplayed in the second half and almost ended-up empty handed, but Samir Handanovic salvaged a point with a late penalty save.
Inter will be aiming to get back to winning ways and continue their title charge when they take a trip down south.
Inter Milan are boasting the best road record in the competiton with eight wins and one draw to date, averaging an impressive 2.44 goals scored per game, whilst conceding one per bout. They have smashed Napoli 3-1 in their latest away fixture.
The visiting side is almost at full strentgh – defender Danilo D’Ambrosio (11/1) remains their only absentee.
Lecce vs Inter Milan: Predicted Starting Lineups
Gabriel – Donati, Meccariello, Lucioni, Rossettini – Petriccione, Tachtsidis, Deiola, Mancosu, Babacar, Lapadula
Inter Milan (3-5-2)
Handanovic – Skriniar, Bastoni, De Vrij, Candreva, Biraghi, Sensi, Barella, Brozovic – Lukaku, Martinez
Lecce vs Inter Milan: Prediction
This match is all about Inter, really, and I can see them winning this game with ease. They are an absolute machine away from home and Lecce are plain dreadful at Via Del Mare. I will back the black and blues in -1.5 Asian Handicap.
As for my second bet, I will go with Over 2.5 goals. It appears that Lecce have lost some of their mojo in the final third, but I’m confident Inter can cover this line on their own. Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez have bagged more goals (24) than an entire Lecce squad (22).
Lecce vs Inter Milan: Betting Tips
Inter Milan -1.5 Asian Handicap @1.91
Over 2.5 goals @1.58