Sassuolo vs. Lecce 7/4/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sassuolo 10-7-12, Lecce 6-7-16
7/4/20 1:30 pm
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Sassuolo is welcoming Lecce to Mapei Stadium in round 30 in Italian Serie A.
Sassuolo has been playing well in their last 4 games in Serie A since the restart, but they have conceded and awful amount of goals, 11 to be precise. The good news is that Sassuolo has scored in every single of those 4 games, 10 goals. Overall, Sassuolo has been one of the best offensive teams in Serie A with 51 scored goals, while they have been one of the worst defensive teams in Serie A with 50 conceded goals. Caputo is Sassuolo’s top goalscorer with 14 goals, while Berardi and Boga added 10 goals each. Filip Djuricic added 5 assists. Romagna, Dell’Orco, and Toljan are all injured and will not be in the lineup for this game. In their latest Serie A game against Fiorentina just a few days ago, Sassuolo has had 48% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and solid 83% of accurate passes. We know that Fiorentina is in a bad form, but I wasn’t expecting this dominance from Sassuolo, and they deservedly so won this match 1-3. There are enough games left in the season for Sassuolo to get to the Europa League spot, but I don’t see it happening because their defense is simply not good enough.
Lecce has lost 6 straight games in Serie A, but by some miracle, Lecce is still in play to get outside the relegation zone. With 25 points, Lecce is in 18th place in the standings, just 1 point away from the safe zone. Offensively, Lecce has been decent with 36 scored goals, but their defense is by far the worst in Serie A and Lecce has conceded massive 66 goals in 29 games. In their most recent Serie A game against Sampdoria at home, Lecce was the better team with 59% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, and 85% of the correct passes. This was a game where we saw three goals, and all three were scored from penalty kicks, but unfortunately, Lecce has lost this match 1-2. Mancosu has scored 10 goals for Lecce this season, while Lapadula added 7 goals. Dumancic, Deiola, Lapadula, and Majer are all injured, while Saraniti is still questionable. Of the three teams in the relegation zone, Lecce is certainly the best, but I’m not sure if they can improve their defense to be better than Genoa and Sampdoria, the two teams that are the closest to the relegation zone.
Sassuolo and Lecce have played three games in the past, and all three of those games ended in a draw. Lecce is on a 5-game losing streak in Serie A, while Sassuolo is in a solid form and is 6-2-6 at home this season. Sassuolo is filled with confidence after their impressive win against Fiorentina on the road, but not it’s important to keep the pace up and get another win, this time at home.