Lecce vs. Fiorentina 7/15/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lecce 7-8-17, Fiorentina 8-12-12
7/15/20 3:45 pm
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Lecce is welcoming Fiorentina to Via del Mare in round 33 in Italian Serie A.
After 6 straight losses dating back to late February, Lecce hasn’t lost any of their last 2 games in Serie A. with 4 points from their last 2 games, Lecce has the sum of 29 points and they are in 18th place, just 1 point away from the safe zone. Offensively, Lecce has been decent this season with 40 scored goals, but their defense is the worst in Serie A with massive 71 conceded goals in 32 games. In their latest Serie A game against Cagliari on the road, Lecce was decent with 47% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, and solid 84% of the correct passes. This match ended in a 0-0 draw. Mancosu has scored 11 goals for Lecce so far, while Lapadula added 7 goals. Falco added 5 assists. Lapadula, Rossettini, and Meccariello are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this game. Lecce’s biggest competitors in the relegation battle are Genoa and Torino, and while Genoa is at the same level as Lecce, Torino is the far better team. The good news for Lecce is that they still need to play against Genoa this season and that they are not playing against anyone from the top 6 in Serie A.
Fiorentina hasn’t lost any of their last 3 games in Serie A, but they are still struggling with scoring goals. During their last three games, Fiorentina has scored only 3 goals, while conceding 2 goals. With only 38 scored goals so far this season, Fiorentina is not doing great in the attacking end, while their defense is improving, but slowly. Vlahovic, Chiesa, and Pulgar have each scored 6 goals for Fiorentina this season, while Chiesa and Pulgar also have 4 assists each. Benassi is the only injured player for Fiorentina. With these 5 points from their last 3 games, Fiorentina has gotten away from the relegation zone and is now in 13th place with 36 points. In their latest Serie A game against Hellas Verona at home, Fiorentina was the better team with 52% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 77% of the correct passes. Fiorentina was losing since the 18th minute, and once again, Fiorentina was struggling massively to score a goal, but they finally succeeded in the 96th minute. The final result was 1-1. It will be tough, but I believe that Fiorentina will win those few more needed points to secure their Serie A spot, but I’m afraid that might happen in the last two games of the season.
Fiorentina is the favorite in this game, but to be honest, I’m not sure they deserve it. Fiorentina is bad this season, especially on the road, while Lecce is fighting for their lives. Taking everything into consideration, I think this one might end in a draw.