Serie C: Girone A match prediction: Little separates Lecco and Pro Vercelli in quality

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Competition: Italy Serie C: Girone A
Competition: Wed 12.January
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Rigamonti Ceppi (4997 seats)

Which side will run out as winners when Pro Vercelli visit Lecco? In this preview you'll get all the relevant information and numbers necessary to get smart.

Insights:
  • Lecco have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Pro Vercelli have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

This pitch uses grass, unlike Pro Vercelli's home arena. The last 45 games by the visitors on grass have given 14 wins, 15 draws and 16 losses.

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Lecco form and stats

Lecco have played 9 Serie C: Girone A games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 4-2-3 (wins-draws-losses).

Lecco drew their last game, also a home match. Pro Sesto (placed 19th) was the opponent, 0-0 the score.

Before that match, a win away at Seregno.

This is expected to be a close game, with Lecco perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Lecco as a small favourite), we find 15 games. Lecco has won seven of these, drawn three and lost five.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Lecco, as the Serie C: Girone A home game vs Giana Erminio is only four days away.

The Lecco fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 17 goals in 9 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Lecco's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 12 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Pro Vercelli form and stats

3 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. That’s the product of Pro Vercelli playing as the away team in the Serie C: Girone A this season.

Vercelli delivered a 1-1 draw playing at home against Mantova (placed 15th) in their previous match; a Serie C: Girone A game.

Before that one, a nice away victory 2-0 at Fiorenzuola.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Pro Vercelli playing away and similar expectations, we found 13 relevant matches. Results were five Pro Vercelli wins, five draws and three defeats.

The schedule is very tough for Vercelli now as they have to travel again shortly after this match. A Serie C: Girone A game at Seregno is waiting in only four days.

The visiting Vercelli have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 12 goals from 9 games. Pro Vercelli have conceded 12 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Lecco and Pro Vercelli have played each other earlier this season: Pro Vercelli - Lecco 1-0. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Lecco seven wins, two draws and Pro Vercelli one victory. As for goals, two matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), eight games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Pro VercelliG. Comi
G. Comi
5 goals
LeccoP. Masini
P. Masini
4 goals
LeccoM. Tordini
M. Tordini
4 goals

Lecco missing players

Pro Vercelli missing players

Lecco Pro Vercelli
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
19 9 2 Played P 2 9 19
7 4 0 Won W 0 3 6
3 2 1 Drew D 2 4 6
9 3 1 Lost L 0 2 7
25 17 4 Scored S 3 12 20
24 12 5 Conceded C 3 12 25
95% 89% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
58% 67% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 89% 79%
47% 67% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 44% 37%
32% 56% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 33% 21%
26% 44% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
42% 56% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 56% 53%
26% 33% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 22% 21%
37% 22% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 22% 26%
 
5.1 4.8 4.5 Corners for (avg) C F 9.5 5.6 5.6
3.8 4.1 1.5 Corners against (avg) C A 3 3 3.4
2.6 2.4 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 3.7 3.1
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 4 7
 
8.5 9.6 8.5 Shots (avg) S ( 11 10.3 10.7
3.4 3.7 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6 4.6 4
38% 52% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 29% 26%
 
8.4 9.7 7.5 Shots against (avg) S A 10 9.7 8.1
3.9 4.3 4.5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.5 3.9 3.5
Key stats in Serie C: Girone A this season:
  • Lecco have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Pro Vercelli have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Pro Vercelli haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Südtirol 18 13 5 0 25 5 9 7 2 0 15 2 9 6 3 0 10 3 20 44
2 Calcio Padova 20 12 6 2 34 14 10 8 2 0 16 4 10 4 4 2 18 10 20 42
3 FeralpiSalo 20 11 6 3 35 15 10 5 4 1 21 9 10 6 2 2 14 6 20 39
4 Renate 20 12 3 5 38 24 10 8 1 1 25 8 10 4 2 4 13 16 14 39
5 Triestina 19 9 6 4 23 17 10 4 5 1 14 10 9 5 1 3 9 7 6 33
6 Juventus U23 20 8 4 8 21 25 10 5 2 3 11 10 10 3 2 5 10 15 -4 28
7 Virtus Verona 19 5 10 4 20 18 9 2 6 1 7 6 10 3 4 3 13 12 2 25
8 AlbinoLeffe 20 6 7 7 22 23 10 1 4 5 11 15 10 5 3 2 11 8 -1 25
9 Lecco 19 7 3 9 25 24 9 4 2 3 17 12 10 3 1 6 8 12 1 24
10 Trento Calcio 1921 20 6 6 8 19 21 10 5 2 3 13 7 10 1 4 5 6 14 -2 24
11 Pro Vercelli 19 6 6 7 20 25 10 3 2 5 8 13 9 3 4 2 12 12 -5 24
12 Seregno 20 6 5 9 22 24 10 2 1 7 12 16 10 4 4 2 10 8 -2 23
13 Piacenza 20 4 10 6 24 26 10 2 5 3 10 11 10 2 5 3 14 15 -2 22
14 Pergolettese 20 6 5 9 23 34 10 5 3 2 15 9 10 1 2 7 8 25 -11 22
15 Mantova 20 3 12 5 18 19 10 3 5 2 10 8 10 0 7 3 8 11 -1 21
16 Pro Patria 20 4 9 7 16 26 10 3 3 4 7 9 10 1 6 3 9 17 -10 21
17 Fiorenzuola 20 5 5 10 19 28 10 3 3 4 11 14 10 2 2 6 8 14 -9 20
18 Legnago Salus 20 5 3 12 18 37 10 2 2 6 11 18 10 3 1 6 7 19 -19 18
19 Pro Sesto 20 2 10 8 13 22 10 0 6 4 6 11 10 2 4 4 7 11 -9 16
20 Giana Erminio 20 2 9 9 12 20 10 1 5 4 6 9 10 1 4 5 6 11 -8 15

Read more about Serie C: Girone A

Serie C is the third highest level in the Italian football league. It is divided into three geographical divisions; North East, North West and South. These are often referred to as Girone (or group) A, B, C. Each group holds 20 teams who play 38 fixtures each to create a final league table.