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Prediction: Lecce vs Atalanta

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, Serie A 15 May 2024

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Prediction: Atalanta to win 2-0

Best Odds: 15/2

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Lecce and Atalanta will lock horns with each other in Serie A this weekend. The match between Luca Gotti’s side and Gian Piero Gasperini’s team will be held at Stadio Ettore Giardiniero – Via del mare and is scheduled to kick off at 5 pm UK time on Saturday.

Lecce

Lecce are a modest club in Serie A who are happy just to stay in the top flight of Italian football. Luca Gotti’s side ended up 16th in the Serie A table last season, and one suspects that I Giallorossi will be happy to be in a similar position in the standings this campaign.

I Lupi are 13th in the Serie A table at the moment with  37 points from 36 matches. Lecce are five points above the relegation zone with two more rounds of matches left this campaign. There is still a chance that I Salentini could go down to Serie B.

Lecce will head into the Serie A match against Atalanta on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Udinese at home in the league. It came after a 1-1 draw with Cagliari away from home in Serie A which followed a 1-1 draw with Monza in the league.

Team News:

Lecce are likely to line up in a 4-4-1-1 formation against Atalanta. Wladimiro Falcone will be in goal for the home team and will have Valentin Gendrey, Federico Baschirotto, Marin Pongracic and Antonino Gallo in front of him in defence. Pontus Almqvist, Alexis Blin, Ylber Ramadani and Patrick Dorgu will be the four midfielders. Hamza Rafia will be the attacking midfielder. Nikola Krstovic will lead the line for Lecce.

Atalanta

Atalanta have established themselves as a major club in Serie A and always tend to at least challenge for the UEFA Champions League places. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side finished fifth in the league table last season and there is a very good chance that they could end up in the UEFA Champions League places once again.

Gli Orobici are fifth in the Serie A table at the moment with 63 points from 35 matches, four points behind Bologna and Juventus, who are fourth and fifth respectively and have played 36 games each. They have won their last four league games and are on a roll.

Atalanta will head into the Serie A match against Lecce on the back of a 2-1 victory over AS Roma at home in the league. It came after a 3-0 victory over Marseille in front of their fans in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League semi-final tie that saw them win the tie 4-1 on aggregate.

Team News:

Atalanta are likely to line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation. Marco Carnesecchi will be in goal and will have Marten de Roon, Isak Hien and Berat Djimsiti in front of him in defence. Hans Hateboer, Mario Pasalic, Ederson and Matteo Ruggeri will be the four midfielders. Charles De Ketelaere and Teun Koopmeiners will be the two attacking midfielders. Gianluca Scamacca will lead the line for Atalanta.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Lecce have won 2 of their last 6 Serie A matches.
  • Lecce have conceded 52 goals in 36 Serie A matches this season.
  • Atalanta have won their last 4 Serie A games.
  • Atalanta have drawn 6 of their 35 Serie A games this campaign.
  • Teun Koopmeiners has scored 12 goals and provided 5 assists in 32 Serie A matches for Atalanta this season.

Conclusion

Atalanta have a much better team than Lecce, and it is hard to see anything but a win for the visiting team in this particular Serie A game.

Prediction: Atalanta to win 2-0

Best Odds: 15/2

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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