Hellas Verona vs Lecce Prediction 21.01.2023

Hellas Verona

Hellas Verona

2 : 0

Lecce

Lecce

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  • Competition: Italy - Serie A
  • Date: Saturday, 21st, January 2023
  • Kickoff: 14:00 UK / 15.00 CET
  • Venue: Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi (Verona)

After returning to Serie A (2019/20), Hellas Verona became a stable member of Italy's top flight. Survival was never in question and each of the previous three seasons they finished between 9th and 10th position, while in the previous campaign they even led the battle for European competitions. The club from the "city of love" is, however, unrecognizable this season, they are playing very poorly, which is best shown by the performance of only two wins from 18 games played. Disappointing results have pushed them into the relegation zone, where they are seven steps behind the safety zone and there is no doubt that they are awaiting a "spasmodic" battle for survival.

Meanwhile, Lecce returned to the Italian football elite last season, and as things currently stand, it is more and more certain that we will see them in Serie A next season. In truth, the club from Apulia did not bloom roses at the start of the season and many saw them as one of the candidates for relegation. However, the chosen of Marco Baroni have completely turned things around lately and now there is a positive atmosphere in Lecce's dressing room. The popular "Giallorossi", with a series of excellent results, managed to significantly escape from the relegation zone, so they are now in 14th place with as many as 11 points more than the teams in the danger zone.

Hellas Verona vs Lecce Betting Tips: X2

The last meetings of these teams date back to the 2019/20 season when both performed in Serie A. Then Verona proved to be the more successful team, winning both (1-0 / 3-0), while Lecce will now want a cruel revenge.

However, Verona is not even a pale shadow of the team from last season. They are still standing at the single-digit number of won points (9), which is perhaps the best indicator of how badly the club from the city of "Romeo and Juliet" is playing this season.

The terrible results from the first part of the season "turned on" the alarms in Verona. The club management appointed the experienced Marco Zaffaroni as the new manager during the World Cup break. Since he took over the helm, there has been a noticeable upswing in results from The Mastiffs, who have managed to pick up four points from their opening three games in the continuation of the season.

The fact that Hellas Verona has not drawn a single match at home this season speaks volumes that it's about a team that plays without calculations. They suffered 7 defeats from 9 home games, while they achieved both victories against teams that are stuck at the bottom of the table. This means that they are still far from their recognizable form.

Meanwhile, Lecce come to Verona with a lot of optimism. Counting the games before Serie A was interrupted due to the World Cup in Qatar, the "Giallorossi" stringed six games without defeat during which they collected 12 out of a possible 18 points (three wins and three draws each), while last weekend they held the current champion, AC Milan, to a 2-2 draw. A truly impressive performance!

The club from Apulia knew to make life difficult or make the result extremely uncertain with the Serie A heavyweights this season. If we are guided by that logic, then Verona should be "small fish" for Lecce. In any case, we expect a completely equal duel in which the visiting team will take something from this visit.

Hellas Verona vs Lecce Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Hellas Verona

    2 : 0

    Lecce

    Serie A

  2. Hellas Verona

    3 : 0

    Lecce

    Serie A

  3. Lecce

    0 : 1

    Hellas Verona

    Serie A

  4. Lecce

    2 : 1

    Hellas Verona

    Serie B

  5. Hellas Verona

    0 : 2

    Lecce

    Serie B

Hellas Verona

Hellas Verona Team News

Verona will be without the help of the injured Davide Faraoni and Mateusz Praszelik. DM Martin Hongla was not invited for the previous three matches because he could move to another club.

The attacking duo of Simone Verdi and Ajdin Hrustic are marked as questionable. The former missed the match against Inter, but his problem is minor, while the latter is recovering from an ankle injury.

Last matches of Hellas Verona

  1. Udinese

    1 : 1

    Hellas Verona

    Serie A

  2. Hellas Verona

    2 : 0

    Lecce

    Serie A

  3. Inter Milan

    1 : 0

    Hellas Verona

    Serie A

  4. Hellas Verona

    2 : 0

    Cremonese

    Serie A

  5. Torino

    1 : 1

    Hellas Verona

    Serie A

Hellas Verona lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Lorenzo Montipò

Defenders

  • 27

    Paweł Dawidowicz

  • 6

    Isak Hien

  • 17

    Federico Ceccherini

Midfielders

  • 29

    Fabio Depaoli

  • 14

    Ivan Ilić

  • 61

    Adrien Tameze

  • 3

    Josh Doig

Forwards

  • 11

    Kevin Lasagna

  • 8

    Darko Lazović

  • 19

    Milan Đurić

Lecce

Lecce Team News

Lecce travels to Verona without defensive duo Marin Pongracic (Ankle surgery) and Kastriot Dermaka (Pubalgia). This means that Samuel Umtiti, as well as Federico Baschirotto, who was one of the scorers in the 2-2 draw with AC Milan, will be again at the heart of the defense.

Central midfielder Thorir Johann Helgason and centre-forward Assan Ceesay were on the bench in the match against AC Milan. However, if all goes well with the Gambian, he should lead the attack of his team.

Last matches of Lecce

  1. Lecce

    1 : 2

    Salernitana

    Serie A

  2. Hellas Verona

    2 : 0

    Lecce

    Serie A

  3. Lecce

    2 : 2

    AC Milan

    Serie A

  4. Spezia

    0 : 0

    Lecce

    Serie A

  5. Lecce

    2 : 1

    Lazio

    Serie A

Lecce lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Wladimiro Falcone

Defenders

  • 17

    Valentin Gendrey

  • 6

    Federico Baschirotto

  • 93

    Samuel Umtiti

  • 25

    Antonino Gallo

Midfielders

  • 29

    Alexis Blin

  • 42

    Morten Hjulmand

  • 16

    Joan González

Forwards

  • 27

    Gabriel Strefezza

  • 9

    Lorenzo Colombo

  • 11

    Federico Di Francesco

3 Reasons why we expect X2

  1. Verona has lost seven of their nine games at home this season, conceding 17 goals.
  2. Lecce has remained unbeaten in their previous six Serie A games (3-3-0).
  3. Lecce has scored at least two goals in 4 of their last 5 league games.

Main prediction Hellas Verona - Lecce

Lecce win or draw (X2)

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55% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Hellas Verona & Lecce current standing in Serie A

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Napoli 20 17 2 1 48 - 15 +33 53
2 Inter 20 13 1 6 40 - 26 +14 40
3 Lazio 20 11 5 4 36 - 16 +20 38
4 Atalanta 20 11 5 4 39 - 23 +16 38
5 Milan 20 11 5 4 37 - 29 +8 38
6 Roma 20 11 4 5 26 - 18 +8 37
7 Udinese 20 7 8 5 28 - 22 +6 29
8 Torino 20 7 6 7 21 - 22 -1 27
9 Bologna 20 7 5 8 26 - 30 -4 26
10 Empoli 20 6 8 6 19 - 24 -5 26
11 Monza 20 7 4 9 25 - 28 -3 25
12 Fiorentina 20 6 6 8 22 - 26 -4 24
13 Juventus 20 11 5 4 30 - 17 +13 23
14 Salernitana 20 5 6 9 25 - 38 -13 21
15 Lecce 20 4 8 8 19 - 24 -5 20
16 Sassuolo 20 5 5 10 23 - 31 -8 20
17 Spezia 20 4 6 10 17 - 32 -15 18
18 Hellas Verona 20 3 4 13 18 - 32 -14 13
19 Sampdoria 20 2 3 15 8 - 34 -26 9
20 Cremonese 20 0 8 12 15 - 35 -20 8

Hellas Verona vs Lecce - FAQ

? Where to watch?
The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena Sport (Cro), Arena Sport (Ser), beIN Sports Max (Fra), CBC Sport (Az), CMore (Fin), CMore Fotboll (Swe), COSMOTE Sport, Eleven Sports 1 (Pol), MEGOGO, Prima Sport 4 (Rom), Ring (Bul), Sport TV (Por), SuperSport
? Who is Verona's player to watch?
20-year-old left-back Josh Doig stood out the most in the home team. He scored two goals and added the same number of assists.
? Who is Lecce's player to watch?
Gabriel Strefezza is the leading scorer of his team in this year's edition of Serie A with 5 goals scored.