Lecce vs. Juventus Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
19 January 2024, 10:53

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In the 21st round of the Italian Serie A, Lecce, based in the middle of the standings (13th place), will try to slow down Juventus, which has gained serious momentum and is currently in 2nd place. After returning to Serie A in 2022, Lecce has established itself in the middle of the table and is quite tolerably holding its level this season. Compared to last season, Juventus has gained serious momentum and, along with Inter, is the main contender for the Serie A championship. Bianconeri continue to chase Inter and intend to reduce the gap which is now only 2 points. The game will kick off at 20:45 pm local time, on Sunday, 21 January.

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The team seems to be not in the best conditions for the match with one of the leaders of the table - Sansone is injured, Banda, Rafia and Touba left for the African Cup of Nations, leaving the yellow-reds without the key midfielders. Lecce traditionally performs poorly in away games (5 points in 9 games), but occasionally gives a good fight at Ettore Giardiniero (remembering 2:2 with AC Milan). However, the last and only victory in the last 10 rounds of Serie A was at home over Frosinone, which explains why Lecce vs. Juventus odds favour the guest side. In such circumstances, D'Aversa's team will have to try to stop Juventus.

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For the Lecce vs. Juventus tips, it is worth noting that Max Allegri's team has not lost 17 games in a row, having given out a win streak of 6 wins in a row (Serie A + Coppa Italia). Last but not least, this is due to the excellent form of Dušan Vlahovic (4 goals + 2 assists in the last 4 matches) and Chiesa returning to his best form. Juventus has not been affected by the ongoing African Cup of Nations, which allows Allegri to field the most optimal squad for the upcoming match. In the last round, Sassuolo was confidently beaten (3-0), so the mood in Turin before the match is very optimistic.

Betting Tips for Lecce vs. Juventus

Juventus Total Over (1.5)

Given Lecce's cadre issues and Allegri's football emphasis on saturation of the midfield followed by extensive use of the flanks, Juventus players will have both space and time to take advantage of the weaknesses. Given the form of the leaders and the excellent form of the team as a whole, Juventus is quite capable of scoring at least twice, making this an interesting Lecce vs. Juventus prediction. This is supported by statistics - Bianconeri scored at least twice in the last 4 games in a row (Serie A + Coppa Italia). Bet365 gives 2 on this outcome.

Dušan Vlahovic to Score

A logical continuation of the previous argument. Vlahovic is in excellent shape and is among the championship leaders in scoring frequency in minutes (2nd place, behind only Lautaro Martinez). Thanks to his qualities as a striker, Vlahovic will have the opportunity to score in any game scenario - be it a quick game without a midfield part or Lecce closing in their box. Bet365 gives 2.62 on serbian scoring.

Juventus to Win in the First Half

It is worth considering that on February 4, the key match of the current part of the season between Juventus and Inter will be played. In such a situation, it makes sense for Juventus to beat the opponent with little blood, solving everything in the first half and entering the second as a formality. Moreover, Juventus won their first halves in 5 of the last 7 matches, making this Lecce vs. Juventus tip a weighted variant. Bet365 gives 2.37 on this outcome.

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