Lecce vs Sampdoria
Italian Serie A
Date: 16 April 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Via del Mare (Lecce).
Lecce and Sampdoria will lock horns in the early Sunday Serie A kickoff from Stadio Comunale Via del Mare.
Both teams will come into the tie off the back of defeats. Lecce suffered their sixth on the spin, falling 1-2 at home to Napoli.
Nonetheless, Marco Baroni did have some reasons to be positive about the performance his men have put up against the sovereign leaders last Friday.
Lecce have improved their defensive displays of late as they allowed only four goals in the last three league outings despite facing Fiorentina, Empoli, and Napoli in the process (two of these three outings were on the road as well).
The mentioned six-loss thread has put Lecce in potential jeopardize as Baroni’s troops are now only five points ahead of Verona in the danger zone.
The match against Sampdoria brings them a great chance to finally rebound as the visitors have not been pulling up any trees throughout the whole season.
The team led by Dejan Stankovic probably missed their last train to catch up with the rivals in the relegation battle last weekend when they fell 2-3 at home to fellow strugglers Cremonese.
Sampdoria wasted an advantage on two separate occasions eight days ago, conceding also the late goal to lose 2-3 at home.
Le Samp are once again alone at the very foot of the Serie A standings and the safe zone is now eleven points away.
Lecce vs Sampdoria Head-to-head
- Sampdoria have been much more successful historically with 13 wins, 4 draws, and 4 losses in the last 20 clashes against Lecce.
- However, Lecce celebrated a big 0-2 victory when they faced Le Samp in the first half of the season at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.
- Interestingly, both outfits were on target in eight of the last nine head to head affairs.
Lecce vs Sampdoria Prediction
Sampdoria missed the last chance last weekend against Cremonese and the atmosphere in the dressing room is far from ideal after the home loss eight days ago.
Lecce have improved their defensive displays of late and we will back them to get their campaign up and running with a victory at the 1.95 odds. Since Sampdoria have really been struggling defensively throughout the whole season, we do see value in backing the Over 2.5 goals FT pick at the 2.37 odds.
Lecce vs Sampdoria Betting Tips
Lecce to win @ 1.95 (19/20)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.37 (11/8) odd.