Lecce vs Lazio: Match Preview, Expected Lineups, Team News

Lazio kickstart their 2023-24 Serie A season with a difficult away trip to a resilient Lecce side.

Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch

The match between Lecce and Lazio kicks off at 20:45 local time on Sunday 20th August at the Via Del Mare in Lecce.

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Lecce vs Lazio: Recent History

Lecce have strengthened their squad this summer, making Youssef Maleh and Wladimiro Falcone’s stays permanent whilst also bringing in Nikola Krstovic from Dunajska Streda. Their biggest loss was the sale of captain Morten Hjulmand, who left for Sporting CP.

The Puglian side showed some positive signs in their pre-season friendlies, beating Padova 4-0 and drawing Cadiz 1-1, before losing on penalties.

Lazio sold star midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Al-Hilal earlier this summer but have brought in a number of reinforcements like Valentin Castellanos, Daichi Kamada and Gustav Isaksen. They are still in the market for a new goalkeeper and midfielder.

The Biancocelesti looked inconsistent in their pre-season outings, losing to Girona and Aston Villa but picking up wins over NK Bravo and Triestina.

Last season, Lazio lost to Lecce 2-1 away and drew 2-2 at home, results they’ll be keen to put behind them.

Lecce vs Lazio: Team News

Lecce’s only absence is Lorenzo Venuti, who is out with a shoulder injury. The rest of Roberto D’Aversa’s squad is fit and healthy.

Lazio cannot count on the injured Marcos Antonio and Elseid Hysaj is also in doubt due to an Achilles tendon issue.

Expected Starting Lineups

Lecce (4-3-3): Falcone; Gendrey, Baschirotto, Pongracic, Dorgu; Rafia, Ramadani, Gonzalez; Almqvist, Strefezza, Banda.

Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Lazzari, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Kamada, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.

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