Lazio vs Lecce: Match Preview
Lazio hosts Lecce at the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 12 of the 2019/20 Serie A.
Looking at the previous ten matches between the two sides – from December of 2004 to April of 2012 – the Biancocelesti have won on four occasions, the Giallorossi have won on two occasions, and there have been four draws. The clubs have not played each other since 2012; Lazio won 3-2 in the first leg at the Stadio Via del Mare and tied 1-1 in the return leg in at home in Rome.
In regards to form in the Serie A this campaign, Simone Inzaghi’s team sits in fourth with a record of 6W-3D-2L (21 points), while Fabio Liverani’s side sits in sixteenth with a record of 2W-4D-5L (10 points); the last round of calcio saw the Biancocelesti defeat Milan 2-1 and the Giallorossi draw Sassuolo 2-2.
Lazio vs Lecce: Expected Lineups
Strakosha; Acerbi, Luiz Felipe, Patric; Lulic, Luis Alberto, Lucas Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lazzari; Correa; Immobile.
Gabriel; Calderoni, Lucioni, Rossettini, Meccariello; Petriccione, Tachtsidis, Majer; Mancosu; Babacar, Lapadula.
Lazio vs Lecce: Prediction
This match takes place after Lazio’s mid-week loss in Matchday 4 of the UEFA Europa League against Celtic; the Biancocelesti lost a heart breaker after a poor giveaway from Valon Berisha which led to a 2-1 victory for the Bhoys late into injury time. This loss gives them a very slim chance of advancing to the Round of 32. In their most recent Serie A match, Lazio defeated Milan 2-1 in the 83rd minute thanks to Joaquin Correa. Although Simone Inzaghi’s side lost mid-week, they still come into their match in fine form: they have taken 14 points from their last six games and have scored 17 goals in this period.
As for Lecce, they currently sit near the bottom of the table but have not made it easy for teams to take points off of them this season. In their past five matches, the Giallorossi have tied four and lost just one. In their most recent Serie A match against Sassuolo (at the Via del Mare stadium), Fabio Liverani’s side found themselves trailing twice, yet came back on two occasions to leave with a 2-2 draw.
Prediction: Lazio 3-1 Lecce