Match Info: Hellas Verona vs Lecce, Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020; Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona)
Hellas Verona, currently riding a four-game unbeaten run, welcome struggling Lecce to the Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Sunday.
Hellas Verona vs Lecce: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (15 games): Hellas Verona 5 Wins, Lecce 5 Wins, 5 Draws.
- Hellas Verona have 3-3-1 record at Marc’Antonio Bentegodi against Lecce.
- Both teams have scored in three of their last five outings at this venue.
- The Scaligers snapped their seven-game winless streak vs Salentini with a 1-0 victory at Via Del Mare earlier in the season.
Hellas Verona vs Lecce: Match Preview
Hellas Verona extended their unbeaten run in the league to four games following a 1-1 draw at the Renato Dall’Ara against favoured Bologna. Prior to that, Ivan Juric’s side shared the spoils with Torino in a six-goal thriller, and defeated SPAL (2-0) on the road and Genoa (2-1) at home.
With 7 wins, 5 draws and 7 defeats, the Scaligers, who also have a game in hand, are occuyping 10th place on the ladder.
The Sunday’s hosts have four wins, three draws and three defeats at the Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, netting 1.20 goals per match and shipping 1.10 in return. The newcomers have upped their home game considerably as they won three of their last five outings.
After failing to net a goal in three of their last four league matches, Fabio Liverani’s men finally got on the scoresheet to earn a positive draw against the second-placed Inter Milan and end their five-game losing streak.
Lecce remained 17th in the Serie A standings, just one point behind the relegation-threatened SPAL and Brescia, and will be hoping to get their revenge for a 0-1 defeat at the Via Del Mare back in September.
The Salentini are doing much better job are away from home, winning three, drawing two and losing five games with an average of 1.20 goals scored per bout, whilst conceding 2.10. They have lost two road games on the trot – to Brescia (0-3) and Parma (0-2).
Hellas Verona vs Lecce: Team News & Predicted Starting Lineups
Alan Empereur (3 games, 0 goals) and Salcedo (9/1) are still on the sidelines; Mattia Zaccagni is banned after picking up his fifth booking of the season.
Hellas Verona (3-4-2-1): Silvestri – Dawidowicz, Gunter, Rrahmani – Lazovic, Veloso, Amrabat, Faraoni – Verre, Pessina – D. Carmine.
Marco Calderoni (13/3) and Diego Farias (12/2) will be evaluated before the game.
Lecce (4-3-1-2): Gabriel – Meccariello, Donati, Lucioni, Rossettini – Deiola, Petriccione, Majer – Mancosu – Falco, Babacar.
Hellas Verona vs Lecce: Prediction
The hosts are in solid run of form and I’m fairly confident they will record their second win on the trot at the Bentegodi, but I also expect southern mentality to kick in and Lecce to find the back of the net.
Therefore, with a 2-1 hunch, I will take the home win and BTTS – Yes. After all, Salentini have scored in 70 percent of their away matches and Scaligers have conceded at least one goal in four of their last five games at home. Best of luck!
Hellas Verona vs Lecce: Betting Tips
Verona To Win @1.73
Both Teams to Score – Yes @1.84