Lecce vs. Lazio 7/7/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Lazio (21-5-4) at Lecce (6-7-17)
Serie A Soccer: Tuesday July 7, 2020 at 1:30 PM (Stadio Via del Mare)
The Line: Lecce +900 / Draw +450 / Lazio -360 -- O/U: 3.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Lecce plays host to Lazio in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Via del Mare on Tuesday afternoon.
Lecce enters this match in 18th place on 25 points with a record of 6 wins, 7 draws and 17 losses after a sixth straight loss in the form of a 4-2 loss to Sassuolo last time out. In the loss to Sassuolo, Lecce fell behind after just five minutes but Lecce would tie the game at one in the 27th minute off of the boot of Fabio Lucioni. Sassuolo would retake the lead in the 63rd, but Marco Mancosu would tie the game at two for Lecce just four minutes later from the penalty spot. Sassuolo broke the deadlock for good in the 78th minute and locked up the win with a 4th goal just five minutes later, sending Lecce empty-handed once again, giving up four goals for the 5th time in their last 6 games. Mancosu leads Lecce in scoring with 11 goals while Gianluca Lapaduia is 2nd with 7 goals on the year. Jacopo Petriccione leads Lecce in assists with 4 assists on the year. Gabriel Vasconelos is Lecce’s top goalkeeper, conceding 2.33 goals per 90 minutes with one clean sheet in 26 league appearances this season.
Lazio on the other hand, comes into this match in 2nd on 68 points with a record of 21 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses after a disappointing 3-0 loss to AC Milan last time out. In the loss to AC Milan, Lazio fell behind 23 minutes into the game before AC Milan doubled the lead 11 minutes later. Lazio would try to get back into the match in the second half, but AC Milan would add a 3rd goal in the 59th minute and Lazio would muster up just one shot on goal in the second half. Full time would come around and Lazio’s title blows were dealt a blow as they were held scoreless and left with nothing to show for their efforts. Ciro Immobile leads Lazio in scoring with 29 goals along with 8 assists while Luis Alberto has a team-high 14 assists this season.
I love a home dog as much as the next guy, but there are no fans in the stands for this game, wiping out any sort of home field advantage for Lecce here if there was one to begin with. With that said, Lazio can’t afford to slip up again if they want any hope of catching Juventus down the stretch, and we saw against Milan how much of an effect Ciro Immobile has on the squad when he’s on the pitch. Luckily he’s back for this game and against a Lecce side that’s conceded four or more goals in five of their last six games, I’m not seeing how this isn’t a beatdown. I’ll side with Lazio and the -1.5 handicap as I think this is another outing where Lecce gives up 4+ goals.