Juventus vs. Lecce 6/26/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Lecce (6-7-14) at Juventus (21-3-3)
Serie A Soccer: Friday June 26, 2020 at 3:45 pm (Allianz Stadium)
The Line: Juventus -750 / Draw +750 / Lecce +1700 -- O/U: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Juventus host Lecce in Serie A soccer action from the Allianz Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Juventus come into the match leading Serie A with 66 points in 1st place, four points clear of 2nd place Lazio with a record of 21 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses following a 2-0 win over Bologna in their last match. In the win over Bologna, Cristiano Ronaldo gave Juve the lead from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute before Paulo Dybala doubled Juve’s lead in the 36th. Juventus would go down to ten men as Danilo (who came on as a sub in the 66th minute) picked up two yellow cards in a span of nine minutes to get sent off. It didn’t matter by that point though as the damage had been done and Bologna left empty-handed. Ronaldo leads Juventus with 22 goals this season, 2nd most in Serie A behind Lazio’s Ciro Immobile, while Dybala has 8 goals and 4 assists. Rodrigo Bentancur has a team-high 6 assists for Juventus this season.
Lecce on the other hand, come into this match in 18th place, tied with Genoa on 25 points with a record of 6 wins, 7 draws and 14 losses following a 4-1 loss to AC Milan in their last match last time out. In the loss to AC Milan, Lecce fell behind in the 26th minute but thought they had equalized 10 minutes later before VAR overturned Lecce’s tying goal because of an offside player in the leadup to their goal. Marco Mancosu would get Lecce on the board from the penalty spot in the 54th, but Milan would respond just a minute later to retake the lead and would go ahead 3-1 just two minutes after that. AC added a 4th in the 72nd minute and by that point it was too far gone for Lecce who left with no points and no result to show for their work. Mancosu leads Lecce in scoring with 9 goals while Gianluca Lapaduia has 7 goals and Jacopo Petriccione has a team-high 4 assists for Lecce this season. Gabriel Vasconelos is Lecce’s top goalkeeper, conceding 2.2 goals per 90 minutes with 1 clean sheet in 23 league appearances this year.
I’d really like to give Lecce a look here considering that they held Juve to a 1-1 draw in the reverse meetings earlier this year. However, Lecce struggled against Milan in their first match aver the restart, and if you count the last two matches before the break as well, Lecce’s been outscored 15-3 by Atalanta, AC Milan and Roma, all teams in Italy’s top 8. It was a murderer’s row for Lecce, but Juve is waiting and won’t take any prisoners here. I’ll side with Juventus to win and Both Teams to Score – No as I think Juve wins this one at least 2-0 and that’ll get this wager down to a reasonable price.