Serie A – Match-day 15 Sees Sampdoria take on Lecce

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Sampdoria at home against Lecce – Saturday – 6:00pm GMT – The Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Lecce (sixteenth), travel to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris with high expectations, as they take on nineteenth placed Sampdoria.

Struggling Sampdoria, welcome fancied Lecce this Saturday

Torino were beaten 2-0 at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, the last time that Sampdoria played.

Also, when you suffer eight defeats in the last 10 matches, it should come as no surprise that your team is very much struggling at the bottom of the League. But that is the situation that Sampdoria find themselves in. Now they have 1 matches won, 10 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in nineteenth place, with a total of six points having won one game, drawn three fixtures, and lost 10 matches.

Sampdoria have drawn two matches and lost five meetings of their seven League matches at home this season.

A victory for Sampdoria would put them on 9 points.

Sampdoria are likely to be missing five of their key players when they start Saturday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Lecce have so far accrued 12 points in this season of the Serie A

Lecce will be keen to retain their winning form, having beaten Atalanta 2-1 in their last match.

Also, Lecce are quickly becoming the Serie A’s draw specialists, having recorded six in their last 12 fixtures. Their position is sixteenth in the League and they have 12 points, that is, 2W, 6L and 6D having won two matches, drawn six matches, and lost six meetings.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to one win, two draws, and four losses, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Lecce as they travel once more.

A win in this fixture would take Lecce’s points to 15 in the League.

Lecce are missing two players through injury or illness. This will affect Marco Baroni’s selection choices significantly.

Sampdoria v Lecce – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Sampdoria and Lecce have faced each other 19 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Sampdoria’s favour (12 – 3). Also, Sampdoria recent form against Lecce has been outstanding, winning on eleven out of the last 16 matches. The last time they played each other in this competition was July 2020 and the score line ended up with a 1-2 away win for Giallorossi.

Players to watch

For Sampdoria, Filip Djuricic, one of their best scorers, has nettedtwo goals in 14 League games so far, while Gabriel Strefezza contributed withfour goals in 14 League matches this Serie A Season for Lecce.

Other players of note for Sampdoria are Filip Djuricic and Emil Audero with two goals each and for Lecce are Gabriel Strefezza and Assan Ceesay with four goals both.