- Match Date:- December 14th, 2019
- Stadium:- Stadio Mario Rigamonti, Italy
- Timings:- 14:00 UTC
Brescia Match Form
Brescia will look to build on last week’s win when they host Lecce at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti on Saturday.
Going into Sunday’s match against SPAL, Brescia were on a six-game losing streak. That run had resulted in a drop into the relegation zone in the table. But they came up with an important win against SPAL to hand themselves a lifeline. Mario Balotelli scored the only goal of the game as Brescia won 1-0. They had just 36% possession, but Balotelli pounced to hand his side the three points. Despite the lowly possession, Brescia had six efforts on target compared to just three from SPAL.
It was just their third win of the season. Those three points pushed SPAL to the last place, and Brescia are now 19th in the table. They are just two points below Sampdoria who are in 17th place. Brescia’s last win also came on the road when they beat Udinese 1-0. A poor offence has been one of the major problems for Brescia. They have scored just 11 league goals, which is the second-worst in the league.
Alfredo Donnarumma is their top-scorer with four goals, and Balotelli is just behind him with three to his name. In their last four games, Brescia have scored just once. On the other hand, they have let in 10 goals in that time. They have a couple of favourable home games ahead of them in which they can hope to climb in the table.
Lecce Match Form
Lecce are significantly clear of the relegation danger as of now compared to Brescia. They are in 15th place, four points clear of the relegation zone. Avoiding relegation will be one of the top priorities for the promoted side. Lecce have drawn six league games so far, and no other side in the Serie A has drawn more. Last week they hosted Genoa and the game ended in a 2-2 draw. Genoa were leading 2-0 at half-time after goals from Goran Pandev and Domenico Criscito, but Lecce came back.
Filippo Falco and Andrea Tabanelli scored with ten minutes of each other and rescued a point for their side. It was a welcome comeback as they were hammered 5-1 by SPAL in the game before that. That loss means that Lecce are out of the Coppa Italia. Lecce have the league’s second-worst defence, but scoring at the other side has kept them afloat so far.
Both sides were in the Serie B last season, and they faced each other twice. Brescia won 2-1 in the first game before Lecce compensated and claimed a 1-0 win the second time. Last season Brescia were first in the Serie B and Lecce were just a point behind them in the standings.
Brescia vs Lecce Betting Tips
Lecce will be the slight favorites for the win this time, but the game will be a close one. The total goals should be Under 2.5 in this match.