Sassuolo vs. Lecce Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 20, 2022 20:45 CET
After a heavy defeat in the first round against Juventus, the Sassuolo team will try to get the first points of the new season at home in a duel with Lecce.
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Sassuolo was one of the most attractive teams in Serie A last season. They played very openly and without too much focus on the defensive part of the game.
This is best demonstrated by the goal difference of 64:66, and their style of play did not produce a noteworthy outcome. They opened the new season with a 3:0 defeat, and we have to be objective and say that we expected Sassuolo to score at least one goal.
However, Juventus was too strong, so they will have to look for the first points against a very average Lecce team. We believe that the attacking potential of the home team will be maximally expressed this time, which in our opinion should be enough for Sassuolo’s first triumph this season.
The new first division team secured their place in Serie A mainly thanks to their excellent defensive play.
Against teams in Serie B, an aggressive defensive game worked (only 31 goals conceded in 38 games). But, in Serie A the opponents are much better, so we are not sure that they will be able to repeat that success.
In the defeat against Inter 2:1 in the first round, they allowed the opponent as many as 19 shots on goal, and we must say that they were also very lucky that Inter did not punish all the mistakes of the defense.
Although they were defeated only in the 95th minute, we cannot say that they left a big impression on us. The defeat at the very end of the match certainly affected the confidence of the Lecce players. That could be a very important factor in the duel against Sassuolo.
In the last game at home against Lecce, Sassuolo won 4:2.
Injuries and suspensions
Sassuolo: Muldur, Traore and Romagna.
Lecce: Cetin, Dermaku, Samek and Tuia are questionable.
Sassuolo has been a standard first division team for years, and so far they have mostly won games against weaker teams in their favor without major problems.
Although Juventus beat them convincingly 3:0, we believe that the Sassuolo team has enough quality to participate in the fight for one of the European competitions this season.
They are especially dangerous at home, and we expect them to confirm that in the duel with Lecce.
Our prediction: 3-0.