Lecce and Hellas Verona measure forces at Stadio Comunale Via del Mare, in a match for the 2nd round of Serie A. There are only two recent direct clashes between these two teams: on 26-02-2019, which ended with the victory of Lecce by (2‑1), and on 05-10-2018, which ended with the victory of Lecce by (0‑2). In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since the Lecce presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team arrives on this 2nd day after a defeat in its premiere in the league, against Internazionale, for (4‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 13 wins and 2 draws in his stadium. In its last 10 home games Lecce records 10 wins. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games.
Lecce is not motivated for this match, after a 4-0 loss to Inter Milan. However, we remember that Lecce started the season with a victory over Salernitana 4-0 for the Italian Cup. Fabio Liverani’s team usually plays in a 4-4-2 diamond, with Mantia and Lapadula being the most offensive references of the home team. We remember that the local team has quality in the counterattack, completion and stopped balls. The midfielder Falco is one of the best players of this team, being a midfielder with great vision of the game. Absent by suspension is Diego Farias, expelled on the last day.
The visiting team comes to this 2nd day, after the tie in its premiere in the league, against Bologna, by (1‑1) This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away , since in the last 30 matches it records 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 11 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 4 wins, 9 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 19 goals scored and 17 suffered. In its last 10 away games Hellas Verona records 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses.
Verona comes to this match after a draw, 1-1, against Bologna, adding the first point in this Italian championship: the team’s only goal was scored by Miguel Veloso. In this game as a visitor, coach Ivan Juric must present a bolder style of play, benefiting the attacks organized by the flanks: Lazovic is a very fast and expert player in the offensive transition. On the other hand, Miguel Veloso is the one responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. For this game the visiting coach cannot count on Dawidowicz, suspended, in addition to Badu, Bocchetti and Crescenzi, all injured.