Lecce vs Sampdoria Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview for Italian Serie A match on Wednesday, 1 July 2020. Kick off 20:45 UK/ 21:45 CET at the Stadio Via del Mare.
Both teams will take part in a virtual final this Wednesday at the Stadio Via del Mare. The reason being – the teams are placed on either side of the relegation line, separated by a single point. As such, the winner of the fixture will gain huge momentum in regards to avoid getting the boot.
Considering the performance of the defense from both teams over the season, chances are very high that the upcoming encounter will be a goal-fest. It becomes even more probable due to the high stakes involved. The campaign is about to enter its final phase, and the teams are desperate.
In terms of the result though, Claudio Ranieri’s men seem to be the favorite. Not only do they have an experienced manager, but they have a great h2h record, and to pile on, the Salentians were promoted to the top flight just this last summer.
As such, expect a Sampdoria win, as well as a lot of goals.
Lecce vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The previous seven games in a row had goals from both teams.
- Ten of the former eleven encounters had three or more goals.
- 12 of the preceding 15 wins had gone to Ranieri’s men.
- The guests are on a four-match winning run at this stadium.
- It’s been 17 years since the Salentians have won at their home.
Lecce vs Sampdoria: Prediction
The Salentians lost 4-0 on the road the last match-day, against Juventus. For a team trying to get out of the relegation zone, this defeat was a heavily demoralizing one.
In the meantime, Ranieri’s men lost 1-2 at home the past game week, against Bologna. After defending for a long time in the match-up, the home defense was breached in the 72nd minute for the first time, and moments later the second one came as well.
As things stand, Ranieri’s men have the upper hand. They are on a four-match winning run at this stadium against this rival, and have been unbeaten here since 2003.
They had also scored a total of 13 goals from their last four visits to this venue, and scored three or more goals in six of their prior eight h2h meetings here.
Moreover, the Salentians are on a four-game losing run, and conceded an embarrassing 19 goals from these four fixtures. At home, they had a total of two league wins this whole season.
Likely, expect a Sampdoria win this Wednesday. And due to the struggling defense on both sides (especially that of Lecce), anticipate a goal-fest as well.
Lecce vs Sampdoria: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Sampdoria @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75 (3/4).