Sassuolo vs. Lecce Predictions & Betting Tips

Two sides beaten on the opening day meet in Reggio Emilia, making Sassuolo vs. Lecce predictions not as straightforward as some might believe. Sassuolo were comprehensively beaten by Juventus on Monday evening, while Lecce will feel unlucky not to have taken a point from their clash with Inter.

Sassuolo vs. Lecce odds

1 – Under 2.5 total goals scored – 6/5

2 – Sassuolo under 1.5 total goals – 1/1

3 – Draw after 90 minutes – 11/4

4 – Both teams to score – 4/6

5 – A 1-1 draw – 13/2

Sassuolo will be thinking that they could do well this season after keeping hold of some of their star players, such as Domenico Berardi. But the Neroverdi were made to look second best by Juventus on Monday, with three unanswered goals cementing Sassuolo to the bottom of Serie A.

That defeat should not worry Alessio Dionisi too much though. The young coach is putting together an interesting looking team that should be able to compete this season – and maybe even challenge for Europe.

Losing Gianluca Scamacca to West Ham is a blow but there have been arrivals at the club that will strengthen the squad as a whole. A first home win of the season will be expected here as they face one of the yo-yo clubs of Italian football.

There is a belief at Lecce that this team will be able to stay up this year though. Marco Baroni has overseen an overhaul of the team this summer and will have been very happy with the way they played against Inter. Losing right at the end will have been hard to take after the performance they put in.

After conceding so early in the match, Lecce’s fans could have been forgiven for thinking the campaign was going to get off to the worst possible start. But the Salentini put up a great fight after that and could even have taken the lead but for an incredible reaction save from Handanović in the Inter goal.

Now Lecce face a daunting trip to take on Sassuolo in a game that will determine little in the grand scheme of things as far as the season goes. But three points for either side will come with a sense of relief and renewed purpose as the season gets underway.

How to stream Sassuolo vs. Lecce

Sassuolo vs. Lecce – and all other Serie A matches – can be streamed on the bet365 website. Customer account holders can access the live action by having a positive funds balance or if they have placed a bet in the 24 hours before the kick off.

Sassuolo vs. Lecce last five matches

Sassuolo last five matches

17-09-2022 19:45
11-09-2022 14:00
04-09-2022 11:30
30-08-2022 17:30
27-08-2022 19:45

Lecce last five matches

16-09-2022 19:45
11-09-2022 14:00
05-09-2022 19:45
31-08-2022 19:45
28-08-2022 19:45

Sassuolo top goalscorers

Lecce top goalscorers

Sassuolo vs. Lecce line-ups

Sassuolo (4-3-3): Consigli; Rogério, Ferrari, Ayhan, Müldür; Frattesi, Matheus Henrique, Thorstvedt; Pinamonti, Defrel, Berardi

Lecce (4-3-3): Falcone; Gallo, Cetin, Baschirotto, Gendry; González, Hjulmand, Bistrović; Di Francesco, Ceesay, Strefezza

Sassuolo team news

No new injury or suspension worries for Alessio Dionisi means he should stay with the team from the opening weekend, even though it was soundly beaten by Juventus. He will know he has some very good players in a young squad – one that could cause a few problems for some of the other smaller clubs in Serie A.

Lecce team news

After such a battling performance against Inter on Saturday, Marco Baroni may also decide to make few changes for this away game against Sassuolo. Ceesay looks to be a handful up front and the rest of the new arrivals showed just how well they can play together against what looked like a disjointed Nerazzurri.

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