Stadium: Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore (Reggio Emilia)
Referee: Andrea Colombo
20.08.2022 21:45 MSK
Sassuolo Calcio will face Lecce in the Italian Serie A. Check the teams’ conditions and expert betting tips. Several betting options are available!Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Sassuolo had beaten Juventus the last time, so they approached the first leg of the new championship as a side keen to take revenge. They didn't seem to resist, conceding two goals in the first half. Juve scored another in the second half to claim a 3:0 win. Sassuolo was last in the standings in the first leg.
It is worth noting that the loss to Juventus is Sassuolo's second consecutive defeat of the new season. Alessio Dionisi's side played their first game a week earlier in the Italian Cup final round of 64 and failed to overcome an away defeat by Modena (2:3).
Lecce played their first leg on home soil against Inter. Lecce conceded a quick goal but didn't collapse and managed to get back into the game early in the second half. Denzel Dumfries' accurate shot brought the win for Inter (1:2).
It was the second fixture of the season for Lecce as it was for Sassuolo. Before the encounter with Inter, the team was eliminated from the Italian Cup after a 2:3 home defeat to Cittadella (1:1 in extra time).
Expert Betting Tips
Sassuolo was the top-scoring side in Serie A last season. In 30 of their 38 games, three or more goals were scored. It is unlikely that the Neroverdi will change their style of play dramatically in the new championship. As the first leg against Inter showed, Lecce isn't going to play a closed game either. Therefore, we expect a total over. As for the outcome, it seems that Lecce has a chance of scoring here.
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