La Viola have form on their side ahead of this game and these Serie A Fiorentina vs. Lecce predictions favour the home side. The Salentini may be just four league places below their opponents, but have lost their last three games.
Fiorentina vs. Lecce odds
1 – Fiorentina to win – 5/8
2 – Fiorentina to keep a clean sheet – 21/20
3 – Over 1.5 goals scored – 7/19
4 – Cabral to score first – 9/2
5 – A draw at full time – 3/1
Lecce travel to the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday afternoon, looking to break their losing cycle. La Viola, on the other hand, go into match day 27 in their best form of the season, having picked up ten points from their last four games in Serie A.
Defeat to Fiorentina this weekend ahead of the international break would ensure that Marco Baroni’s side have lost all their games within a 40-day period, a concerning stat for a team sitting 15th in the Serie A table. Lecce are now just eight points clear of the drop zone and will be aware that three of the teams below them are in superior form.
Unfortunately for the Giallorossi, the odds are very much against them going into Sunday’s clash, as they face a confident Fiorentina side. La Viola have won all three of their last Serie A fixtures, keeping two clean sheets in the process. A wager on the hosts to win to nil would therefore be worth a punt.
Not only has Vincenzo Italiano found a solid defensive structure for his team, but they also appear to have finally found their goal scoring form. Fiorentina have scored two or more goals in four of their last five games, and they will be confident of doing so against a Lecce side that has conceded 1.6 goals per game over their last three matches.
Arthur Cabral, in particular, is one to watch, with the Brazilian bagging half of his goals tally in the last four games. The forward is our favourite to score first, as he did against Monza.
Despite all the doom and gloom for Lecce, all is not lost for the visitors. The Salentini have a very solid record against their hosts having taken points off them in all of the last three seasons and drawing at the Stadio Ettore Giardino in this campaign too.
Given that Fiorentina have a mid-week game to focus on, there is no reason why a rested Lecce side could not pull off a repeat performance and take a point into the international break.
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Fiorentina vs. Lecce last five matches
Fiorentina last five matches
Lecce last five matches
Fiorentina top goalscorers
Lecce top goalscorers
Fiorentina vs. Lecce line-ups
Fiorentina (4-3-3): Sirigu; Dodo, Quarta, Milenkovic, Biraghi; Saponara, Amrabat, Mandragora; Barak, Cabral, Ikone
Lecce (3-4-3): Falcone; Gendry, Baschirotto, Umtiti, Gallo; Blin, Hjulmand, Gonzalez; Di Francesco, Ceesay, Strefezza
Fiorentina team news
Arthur Cabral has very much solidified his position up front and is expected to start this weekend. Vincenzo Italiano has the vast majority of his squad available and will likely need it following a mid-week European tie. Given the upcoming international break, the coach is unlikely to make any significant rotations.
Lecce team news
Few changes are expected from Marco Baroni despite his side’s poor recent form. Lorenzo Colombo may hope to feature in some capacity following a disappointing recent outing from Assan Ceesay, while Federico Di Francesco may also be dropped for Remi Oudin.