Lecce vs Spezia
Italian Serie A
Date: 21 May 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Via del Mare (Lecce).
Spezia shocked Champions League hopefuls AC Milan with a 2-0 victory last Saturday at their Stadio Alberto Picco.
The win terminated the team’s three-loss streak and helped Leonardo Semplici’s troops break back into the safe zone in the Serie A table, moving lock on points with Hellas Verona.
Such a marvelous display at both ends of the pitch came straight out of nowhere for Spezia who had suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the likes of Cremonese two weeks ago.
Semplici was thrilled to see his men keeping a clean sheet against such a strong attacking lineup as AC Milan’s and the team will now fancy their chances of making it back-to-back successes on Sunday.
Spezia will open Sunday’s Serie A schedule with the trip to Stadio Comunale Via del Mare where they will face Lecce in the morning fixture.
Lecce are not safe either, sitting only two points above the likes of Spezia and Verona, meaning the stakes can hardly be higher at this stage of the season for both outfits ahead of the clash on Sunday.
Remi Oudin got big for Lecce last Friday when his brace helped the team clinch a point from the capital in a 2-2 draw at Lazio.
Lecce were moments away from a huge win at Stadio Olimpico but Sergej Milinkovic Savic came up with a late equalizer in the fourth minute of stoppage time on the occasion.
Lecce vs Spezia Head-to-head
- Draw has been the most common of the outcomes in recent head to head history between these two rivals, happening in four of their last nine matches.
- The streak includes this season’s goalless stalemate in January at Stadio Alberto Picco.
- Seven of the last nine head to head outings between these rivals finished with fewer than three goals scored.
Lecce vs Spezia Prediction
With only two points separating the two rivals down in the relegation scrap, we have all the ingredients of a genuine six-pointer, especially knowing there are just three games to spare. We don’t expect either manager to take unnecessary risks and we expect a low-scoring scenario in the first interval.
You can back the Under 0.5 goals in the first half at the 2.50 odds. We do also expect electric atmosphere in and around the stadium and we believe Lecce will benefit from it, meaning the home win is another decent shout at the 2.15 odds.
Lecce vs Spezia Betting Tips
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.50 (6/4)
Lecce to win @ 2.15 (23/20) odd.