Lecce vs Parma
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 2 August 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Via del Mare.
The Salentians are placed 18th in the table, and if they fail to win this fixture, it’s the end of the road for them. They will be mercilessly booted to the Serie B. The team is under pressure to deliver this Sunday at any cost.
As of now, they have 35 points on the table, and are trying to overtake the 17th placed Genoa, who have 36 points. In order for Fabio Liverani’s men to extend their stay in the top flight, not only do they have to win, but they have to hope that Genoa drop points as well.
The Crusaders will easily take advantage of this desperation. They already have an impressive h2h record against this opponent, and they are under no obligation to win. They are placed comfortably in the mid-table, away from the European zone, as well as the relegation zone.
As such, expect Parma to avoid a loss at the very least this weekend, and due to this being a do-or-die game for the hosts – it easily could turn into a goal-fest.
Lecce vs Parma: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Roberto D’Aversa’s men are on a three-match winning run against this opponent.
- They had scored a total of 11 goals from the previous four match-ups.
- They have recorded 13 of the former 14 overall h2h wins.
- It also should be noted that they are unbeaten against this rival in the past eleven years.
- Every single encounter at this stadium since 2001 have had goals from both teams.
Lecce vs Parma: Prediction
The Salentians won 1-2 on the road the last match-day, against Udinese. Meanwhile, the Crusaders lost 1-2 at home the past game week, against Atalanta.
As things stand, Parma have the upper hand – especially because of the desperation of their counterparts.
Liverani’s men have no option but to attack, since this is a must-win game for them. On the other hand, D’Aversa’s men are already safe, and can play as they please. They will most probably try to defend well, and will try to counter when the hosts leave too much space at the back.
Moreover, the Crusaders have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival, and most importantly, the Salentians have the worst defense in all of the competition – as evident by the 81 goals they have conceded so far.
Likely, expect Parma to secure at least a point from this fixture.
Moreover, needing nothing but the win the hosts will switch on all-out-attack mode, and this in turn will increase probability of goals – at either end of the pitch. Thus expect goals in plenty as well.
Lecce vs Parma: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Parma or Draw @ 2.60 (8/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).