Udinese vs Lecce
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Dacia Arena.
The Salentians are placed 18th in the table at the moment, and with just two more games remaining in the season, the team is deep in the clutches of the relegation zone. They need to win these final two match-ups, and at the same time have to hope that Genoa will lose both their fixtures as well.
Suffice it to say that they are under enormous pressure. And furthermore, this puts added responsibility on their frail defense, which already have conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the league so far.
Meanwhile, the Little Zebras possess one of the best defenses in the competition, evident by their number of clean sheets – which is two more than any other squad in the Serie A this campaign. They will surely use this fixture against the under-pressure relegation-battler, to secure an easy win.
As such, count on an Udinese victory this Wednesday.
Udinese vs Lecce: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Luca Gotti’s men are on a three-game winning run against this opponent.
- They had recorded 16 of the former 21 wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in seven of the former nine clashes.
- At this venue, they have been unbeaten since 2005.
- They have also scored two or more goals in 12 of the preceding 15 encounters at this stadium.
Udinese vs Lecce: Prediction
The Little Zebras recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against Cagliari. Meanwhile, the Salentians lost 3-2 on the road the past game week, against Bologna.
By the looks of things, Gotti’s men are easily the favorites to post the win. They are on a two-match winning run in the league, and since September they have lost just four times at home – two of which had come against Atalanta and Roma.
On the other hand, Fabio Liverani’s men are about to be relegated, and are under severe pressure to win all six points from the next two games. This essentially forces them to go after a win at any cost, and the defensively far superior Little Zebras will easily take advantage of this.
In addition, Gotti’s men are also on a three-match winning run against this rival, and they are unbeaten in h2h games at this venue since 2005.
Considering these stats, expect Udinese to win this Wednesday against Lecce.
Udinese vs Lecce: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Udinese or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Udinese +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).