Lecce fights SPAL in Serie B battle

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Comunale Via del Mare (33876 seats)

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for Lecce - SPAL!

Insights:
  • Lecce have the most scored goals (61) in Serie B
  • Lecce have scored at least twice as many goals at home as SPAL have scored away.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 800 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

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Lecce form and stats

The story so far in the Serie B for Lecce, who have the most scored goals (61) in Serie B, at their home stadium (Stadio Comunale Via del Mare) is 6 wins, 8 draws and 2 defeats. Lecce haven’t lost a league-game in eleven attempts regardless of arena, a great achievement. Their last loss was the fixture versus Ascoli, 63 days ago. Two home wins in a row for Lecce bring valid hopes of a third.

Defensively the home team are doing well, with their goalkeeper Gabriel Vasconelos Ferreira not having conceded a league goal in 303 minutes.

Happy days for Lecce in their previous game, a Serie B match away at Pisa (placed 12th) that ended with a 1-0 victory. Before that, Lecce had a home game versus Salernitana which ended with a victory 2-0.

Goals decide football matches and Lecce are scoring many of them at home; 32 on target from 16 league matches. On the other hand, Lecce have conceded 21 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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SPAL form and stats

As the visiting team in Serie B matches, SPAL have produced an overall stat of 4-8-4 so far.

SPAL's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Venezia that finished 1-1. Preceding that game, the 1-1 draw paying a visit to Chievo.

The attacking power of SPAL when travelling is not overwhelming with 14 goals scored from 16 league matches away. 18 goals have been conceded by SPAL in these games.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; SPAL - Lecce 1-0. Head-2-head stats last four meetings: two - zero - two (Lecce wins - draws - SPAL wins). As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), one had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

LecceM. Coda
M. Coda
21 goals
SPALM. Valoti
M. Valoti
9 goals
LecceM. Mancosu
M. Mancosu
8 goals

Lecce missing players

SPAL missing players

Lecce SPAL
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
32 16 4 Played P 4 16 32
15 6 1 Won W 0 4 11
13 8 3 Drew D 3 8 14
4 2 0 Lost L 1 4 7
61 32 6 Scored S 1 14 37
36 21 4 Conceded C 2 18 34
91% 81% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 25% 81% 84%
81% 81% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 25% 62% 69%
62% 75% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 31% 31%
41% 56% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 12% 22%
12% 12% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 6% 12%
62% 69% 50% BTTS BTTS 25% 44% 47%
28% 25% 50% Clean Sheets C S 75% 38% 44%
19% 25% 25% Failed to Score F T 75% 38% 25%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.4 2.1 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 2.5 2.6
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 2 4
 
15.3 15.9 10.2 Shots (avg) S ( 10 11.3 12.4
4.6 4.3 2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.2 3.4 3.6
41% 46% 75% Goal Efficiency G E 11% 25% 32%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Lecce have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Lecce have scored at least twice as many goals at home as SPAL have scored away.
  • Lecce have the most scored goals (32) at home in Serie B
  • Lecce have the most scored goals (61) in Serie B
  • Lecce have the most scored goals in the first half (26) in Serie B
  • Lecce have the most scored goals in the second half (35) in Serie B
  • Lecce is in the best form (6-0-0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Empoli 30 15 14 1 53 24 15 8 7 0 26 10 15 7 7 1 27 14 29 59
2 Lecce 32 15 13 4 61 36 16 6 8 2 32 21 16 9 5 2 29 15 25 58
3 Salernitana 32 14 12 6 33 29 16 9 6 1 21 9 16 5 6 5 12 20 4 54
4 Monza 32 13 13 6 42 28 16 7 6 3 24 13 16 6 7 3 18 15 14 52
5 Venezia 32 13 11 8 43 33 16 8 2 6 22 18 16 5 9 2 21 15 10 50
6 SPAL 32 11 14 7 37 34 16 7 6 3 23 16 16 4 8 4 14 18 3 47
7 Cittadella 32 12 10 10 41 30 16 7 6 3 22 13 16 5 4 7 19 17 11 46
8 Chievo 31 11 12 8 38 29 16 8 4 4 23 13 15 3 8 4 15 16 9 45
9 Brescia 32 11 10 11 46 44 16 7 4 5 28 22 16 4 6 6 18 22 2 43
10 Vicenza 32 9 14 9 42 42 16 4 9 3 19 18 16 5 5 6 23 24 0 41
11 Reggina 32 10 11 11 32 35 15 6 3 6 13 15 17 4 8 5 19 20 -3 41
12 Pisa 31 9 13 9 40 44 16 5 9 2 18 15 15 4 4 7 22 29 -4 40
13 Cremonese 31 10 9 12 36 36 15 5 4 6 19 18 16 5 5 6 17 18 0 39
14 Frosinone 32 9 12 11 28 37 16 3 7 6 11 18 16 6 5 5 17 19 -9 39
15 Pordenone 31 8 13 10 32 32 15 3 9 3 20 15 16 5 4 7 12 17 0 37
16 Cosenza 32 5 17 10 26 32 17 2 9 6 12 17 15 3 8 4 14 15 -6 32
17 Ascoli 32 7 10 15 28 42 16 5 5 6 13 19 16 2 5 9 15 23 -14 31
18 Reggiana 32 8 7 17 27 49 16 5 5 6 17 20 16 3 2 11 10 29 -22 31
19 Pescara 32 6 9 17 26 49 16 3 4 9 16 25 16 3 5 8 10 24 -23 27
20 Virtus Entella 32 4 10 18 25 51 16 3 4 9 15 27 16 1 6 9 10 24 -26 22

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Read more about Serie B

Serie B is the second highest division in Italian football. It usually has 22 teams playing two fixtures against each other. The two top teams of the league table are automatically promoted, with a third following depending on standings and/or a playoff. Matches are usually played on Saturdays.