Lecce - Milan prediction and analysis
Lecce host defending champions AC Milan in an intriguing Serie A Round of 18 match.
This will be the first meeting between them since June 2020.
But the truth is that Milan have seriously dominated the southerners lately.
The record is 5-2-0 for the Rossoneri in the previous 7 head-to-head matches.
These results also include the last 2 away games at the Via Del Mare stadium, which the giants from Milan won.
As these matches were real goal thrillers , if you can judge from the results (4-3 and 4-1).
My expectations are that we will witness a similar scenario today. Namely – 2 and goal/goal.
As Lecce have scored 7 goals/goals in 8 home matches so far in the 2022/23 season.
At the same time, each of Milan's 4 away wins so far have NOT been with a clean sheet .
And three of these four victories were with the same result - 2-1.
It is possible that the result will be the same now. The odds given by bet365 for this prediction is 8.50.
And with the function 0:0 - Canceled Bet , the bookmaker will return the bet for the exact result if the match ends without goals.
Lecce - statistics and info
I could only say superlatives about the Lecce team.
After 3 years in the second tier of Italian football, they earned promotion to Serie A last year.
Their performance here is simply superb for a rookie.
Two rounds before the middle of the season, the Southerners are at a decent distance (10 points) from the relegation zone .
It is true that their lag behind the Europe Zone is great. But still, the goal before them is to keep their place in the elite.
The team led by Marco Baroni met the break for the World Cup in very good shape - 2 consecutive victories:
- 2-1 Atalanta
- 2-0 Sampdoria
And when the championship resumed, the Yellow-Reds continued with their wonderful performances .
As they have earned 4 points in their first 2 matches of the 2023 calendar year:
- 2-1 Lazio
- 0-0 Spezia
Milan - statistics and info
As you know, AC Milan is the reigning champion of Italy.
Until last round , the Rossoneri were the main contenders for the title and chasers of the leader in the classification Napoli.
But after playing their match against Roma, they were overtaken by the Juventus team.
Which even the Bianconeri displaced them from the 2nd position in the table (only on goal difference).
In fact, the fans at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium were watching until the end how their favorites would take the 3 points against Roma as well.
After ten minutes before the end, Milan was leading 2-0.
But in the end Wolves scraped a 2-2 draw.
Thus, Stefano Pioli's players missed the opportunity to record the 4th victory in the last 5 rounds .
After beating Salernitana 2-1 away in their first meeting of 2023.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Falcone; Gendrei, Bashiroto, Umtiti, Gallo; Blinn, Hülmand, Gonzalez; Strefezza, Colombo, Di Francesco
Lineup: Tatarusanu; Calabria, Tomori, Calulu, Hernandez; Benasser, Escape; Salemakers, Diaz, Leao; Giroud
Injured: Ibrahimovic, Krunic, Rebic, Meinyan