thumbnail Hello,
Live

Serie A

  • January 29, 2012
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Comunale Via del Mare, Lecce
  • Referee: L. Banti
  • • Attendance: 10000
1
FT
0

Serie A Preview: Lecce - Inter

Serie A Preview: Lecce - Inter

Getty Images

The Nerazzurri will be looking to extend their impressive seven-game winning streak in the league when they travel to the Stadio Via del Mare on Sunday afternoon


PROBABLE LINE-UPS


LECCE


Benassi

Oddo, Miglionico, Tomovic,
Cuadrado, Giacomazzi, Blasi, Olivera, Brivio
Muriel, Di Michele


INTER

Julio Cesar
Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Nagatomo
Zanetti, Cambiasso, Alvarez
Sneijder
Pazzini, Milito

Lecce coach Serse Cosmi will be missing a host of players for the match on Sunday as Moris Carrozzieri, Manuel Giandonato, Luigi Falcone, Andrea Esposito and Julio Sergio are out with various bumps and bruises.

Lucio and Giampaolo Pazzini missed Inter's Coppa Italia loss to Napoli on Wednesday because of flu but will likely be in the starting XI for Sunday’s encounter at the Via del Mare. Sulley Muntari will miss the clash due to his commitments with Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Diego Forlan and Dejan Stankovic trained apart from the rest of the team and will miss the match, while Coutinho is back in training but might not be ready to feature at the weekend.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Lecce are winless at home so far this season and have picked up only two points out of a possible 27 on their own ground.
  • Serse Cosmi's men opened the scoring in the first meeting between the teams at San Siro but then conceded four goals en route to a 4-1 defeat.
  • Lecce have the most losses (12) in Serie A so far this term.
  • Inter have won their last seven Serie A matches, keeping five clean sheets during that span.
  • The Nerazzurri are unbeaten in their last five away games in the league, letting in just one goal in the process.
  • Claudio Ranieri's side have not lost to Lecce in their last nine encounters.

Players to watch

D. Di Michele

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

The 36-year-old veteran leads the team's scoring charts with six goals and will need to add to his tally if Lecce are to spring a surprise over Inter and pick up their first home win of the campaign.

D. Milito

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
The Argentine striker has recaptured his scoring form with five goals in his last four Serie A matches. The veteran has turned back the clock of late and has a good chance of extending his scoring streak against a porous Lecce defence on Saturday.

Editor's Prediction

Lecce have yet to pick up a win at the Stadio Via del Mare this season and, although they will make life difficult for the Nerazzurri at times, another loss is likely on the horizon.

Last Five Matches

Lecce

  • D
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • D

Head To Head

Lecce

Internazionale

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

US Lecce LEC
US Lecce Lecce
Draw
FC Internazionale Milano INT
FC Internazionale Milano Internazionale
89%

Top 3 Predictions

US Lecce LEC
0 - 3
FC Internazionale Milano INT
US Lecce LEC
0 - 2
FC Internazionale Milano INT
US Lecce LEC
1 - 3
FC Internazionale Milano INT

Related

From the web