AS Roma vs. Lecce Prediction, Tips & Odds – Oct. 09, 2022, 20:45 CET

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October 8, 2022
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AS Roma vs. Lecce

After losing against Betis at the Olimpico in the Europa League, Roma will play against Lecce in front of their fans in the 9th round of the Italian Serie A on Sunday at 20:45.

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AS Roma Team News

Coach Jose Mourinho’s team has been playing erratically this season, on Thursday they lost another match in Europe, this time at their stadium. Despite a 1-0 lead brought by Argentina’s Dybala from the penalty spot, Betis managed to turn the score around to 1-2 and take all three points. So, Roma will have to win in the next round in Sevilla if they want to move from position number 1 to the next round of the competition.

In the Italian championship, Roma is currently in the 6th place in the table with 16 points, which is 4 points less than the leaders Napoli and Atalanta. Roma has 5 wins, 2 losses and one draw. A victory against Lecce along with a possible setback to Lazio and Milan this weekend could take Roma to position number 4 after the 9th round.

The Giallorossi achieved a very important victory in Serie A last weekend. At the Giuseppe Meazza stadium they were better than the Italian runner-up Inter in the derby of the 8th round. Coach Simone Inzaghi’s team took the lead with Dimarco’s goal in the 30th minute, but Roma managed to turn the game around for the final 1:2 through Paul Dybala in the 39th and Chris Smalling in the 75th minute of the match.

Lecce Team News

On the other hand, with 7 points won after 8 rounds played, Lecce is in 13th place in Serie A, with only one win, 3 losses and 4 draws.

They played drew 1-1 at home against Cremonese last week, with both goals coming in the first half after penalties awarded to both sides. Daniel Ciofani was accurate from the penalty spot for Cremonese in the 19th minute, while Brazilian footballer Gabriel Strefezza scored for Lecce in the 42nd minute.

H2H

In the last 5 matches between these two teams in all competitions, Roma won 4 times, Lecce once.

Expected lineups

AS Roma (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio – Gianluca Mancini – Chris Smalling – Roger Ibanez – Nicola Zalewski – Bryan Cristante – Nemanja Matic – Leonardo Spinazzola – Nicolo Zaniolo – Paulo Dybala – Tammy Abraham

Lecce (4-3-3): Wladimiro Falcone – Valentin Gendrey – Marin Pongracic – Federico Baschirotto – Antonio Gallo – Joan Gonzalez – Morten Hjumland – Kristoffer Askildsen – Gabriel Strefezza – Lameck Banda – Lorenzo Colombo

AS Roma vs. Lecce Prediction

After the defeat against Betis in front of the full stands of the Olimpico, a quick reaction from Roma is expected. Roma must not allow themselves to slip up in this match, we expect the home team to win with 2 or more goals scored.

Kick-off time: Sunday, 09.10.2022. 20:45 CET

Prediction: 1 + total 1 above 1.5 – YES

Odds: 1.67

Sportsbook: 22bet

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