Lecce vs SPAL Prediction & Match Preview

Lecce vs SPAL, Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Via Del Mare (Lecce).

The Salentini are hovering three points above the dropping zone and they will be looking to extend their winning streak to three games when they take on fellow relegation-threatened side SPAL at their Stadio Comunale Via Del Mare.

Lecce vs SPAL: Match Preview

After claiming their first home win of the campaign with a commanding 4-0 victory over Torino, Fabio Liverani’s side produced one of the biggest upsets of the season by beating Napoli 3-2 at Stadio San Paolo.

The Salentini are hovering three points above the dropping zone and they will be looking to extend their winning streak to three games when they take on fellow relegation-threatened side SPAL at their Stadio Comunale Via Del Mare.

Lecce have posted one win, five draws and five defeats in their own backyard, averaging 1.36 goals scored per match whilst conceding 1.64. The southern outfit have claimed five points from their last five home fixtures (1W, 2D, 2L).

Gli Spalini’s woes continued as they slumped to their third consecutive Serie A defeat, fifth in the last six league matches. This time around, the Ferrara-based side fell to a heartbreaking 1-2 home loss to regional rivals, Sassuolo.

As a result, the board sacked long-serving manager Leonardo Semplici, who took the club from Serie C to the top flight, and appointed former Italy U21 boss Luigi Di Biagio. With 15 points on the board, SPAL are sitting at the bottom of the league, seven points behind their next opponent.

The Saturday’s guests have recorded two wins, one draw and nine defeats on their travels this season, netting 0.58 goals per match and conceding 1.83 in return. SPAL have lost four of their last six road games.

Lecce vs SPAL: Team News & Probable Lineups

Babacar (17/2), Farias (12/2), Gabriel (GK) and Meccariello (8/0) will be evaluated before the game.

Lecce (4-3-1-2): Vigorito – Rispoli, Lucioni, Rossettini, Donati – Majer, Petriccione, Barak – Saponara – Falco, Lapadula

The visitors are set to be without Cerri (11/1) and D’Alessandro (2/0).

SPAL (3-5-2): Berisha – Cionek, Vicari, Bonifazi – Strefezza, Valoti, Missiroli, Castro, Reca -Di Francesco, Petagna

Lecce vs SPAL: Head-to-head (h2h)

Lecce topped SPAL 3-1 in their first-ever meeting at Paolo Mazza earlier in the season.
Gli Spalini got their revenge with a 5-1 win in the Coppa Italia fixture.

Lecce vs SPAL: Prediction

Both sides will be fired up for this one, but I have to give an edge to a home team. Lecce have won two games on the bounce, scoring seven goals in the process and SPAL will have a difficult time containing Lapadula, Saponara, Mancosu and co.

Lastly, I will take a late goal here. We’ve seen some crazy, dramatic games at Via Del Mare this season and the Salentini have scored 33 percent of their goals in the last fifteen minutes.

Lecce vs SPAL: Betting Tips

  • Lecce To Win @2.30
  • Game to witness a Late Goal – (Goal After 74:59 minutes – Yes) @ 1.83.