Inter Milan vs Lecce, Serie A – Preview, Prediction, Head to Head, Lineups and Live Stream
The opening round of fixtures for the 2019/20 Serie A season finishes on Monday evening as Inter Milan welcome new boys men Lecce to San Siro in the final match of round 1 of Italian Serie A.
Successive promotions saw the guests make a brilliant rise form the third-tier to the top-flight, taking them from sub-1,000 crowds to nights such as this in Milan over the course of about two years. Nevertheless, they should be immaculate to maintain a strategic distance from their fantasy quickly turning into a bad dream against a side contending in the Champions League this campaign.
The Nerazzurri have invested heavily over the summer, with Manchester United’s out-of-sorts forward Alexis Sanchez possibly adding to Antonio Conte’s attacking options, however, a deal is now in uncertainty.
Their new head coach has strong notoriety in Italy, having gathered a hat-trick of Scudetti during his time as Juventus boss and he is relied upon to iron out various issues that hindered Inter Milan last term.
Inter Milan vs Lecce Team News
Inter Milan has begun last season truly great, yet everything went downhill after Christmas break. Inter Milan wasn’t playing great on either part of the field and couldn’t score a goal regardless of whether the other team evacuated the majority of their players. Inter Milan ought to be significantly better this season since they signed a greatly improved coach, Antonio Conte, and few new players from which most eminent is Romelo Lukaku, a striker Inter Milan frantically needs. Diego Godin was signed for free from Atletico Madrid and he ought to carry some consistency to Inter’s defense.
In the preseason period, Inter Milan was strong and has won 4 of the 6 games they played and the progress contrasted with a year ago is as of now visible. Inter Milan had more possession in those games, more chances and was strong on the defensive end. Inter Milan ended up 4th in Serie A last season with 69 points, 57 scored goals and 33 surrendered goals and got qualified for Champions League. Diego Godin is just an injured player in Inter Milan and is relied upon to return on September 1st. Inter Milan has a really decent team this year, and all the more importantly, they have a greatly improved coach than a year ago and hence, Inter Milan will end up in the top 3 this season in Serie A.
Lecce is the newcomer in Serie A after ending up 2nd in Serie B last season. The only goal Lecce has for this season is to attempt to remain in Serie A which will be very difficult for them to achieve as the newcomers to Serie A. Lecce will battle with Brescia, SPAL, Genoa, and Cagliari to avoid transfer zone and those teams, Lecce has the least quality and experience. Lecce’s best player last season was Andrea La Mantia with 17 goals and has remained with the club this season also. Fabio Liverani was signed as Lecce’s head coach back in 2017., and from that point forward Lecce has been continually improving and showing signs of improvement in every aspect of the game.
In the preseason period, Lecce has played 3 games and has won every one of the 3 with 14 scored goals and just 1 yielded goal. Meccariello and Fiamozzi are just 2 harmed players and won’t be in the lineup. Lecce has some great youthful players who are the fate of this club, yet regardless they need time to develop and this season will extraordinary for them to encounter soccer on the highest level. Lecce had a decent, attacking soccer-style last season in Serie B, yet against the teams from Serie A, Lecce won’t have as much space or freedom nor they have the quality to actualize their game style.
Inter Milan vs Lecce Head to Head (h2h)
This will be the 19th meeting between the two teams and the first since January 2012. Lecce won that experience, taking them to an aggregate of three triumphs over the 18-time Serie A champions.
Inter Milan had beaten them 4-1 only two months earlier, making it an eight-game unbeaten streak versus the minnows. The Milan club have taken all three points on 12 events, with two draws finishing the record.
Just once in history have Lecce left the San Siro with a success. That game occurred in late 2000, the underdogs protecting a 1-0 lead as they overcame a star-studded lineup including Andrea Pirlo, Laurent Blanc and Robbie Keane.
Inter Milan vs Lecce Match Details and Live Stream
When Is Kick-Off?
Monday 26 August
What Time Is Kick-Off?
Where Is it Played?
TV Channel/Live Stream?
Premier Sports 1, FreeSports, Premier Player, ESPN+
Inter Milan vs Lecce Predicted Lineups
Predicted lineup: Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Brozovic, Borja Valero, Barella, Asamoah; Martinez, Lukaku
Unavailable: Icardi (Out of favour), Godin (Injured)
Predicted lineup: Gabriel; Rispoli, Rossettini, Dell’Orco, Calderoni; Petriccione, Tachtsidis, Shakhov; Mancosu, Lapadula, Diego Farias
Unavailable: Meccariello (Injured)
Doubtful: Lo Faso (Injured), Fiamozzi (Injured)
Inter Milan vs Lecce Match Prediction
Antonio Conte’s first competitive game accountable for Inter Milan comes at the San Siro against recently promoted Lecce. The hosts delighted in a gainful pre-season and with Conte back in charge in Serie A, a comfortable opening-day triumph looks more than likely.
They may have been in free-scoring form over the summer, yet Lecce would do well to discover a path past a well-drilled Inter backline.
Conte has made them savage in defense, while Lukaku’s entry ought to be of colossal advantage at the other end of the pitch.
The Belgian accumulated notoriety for being a flat-track bully in the Premier League, given his record against probably lesser teams, so expect to see him make the most of his evening versus the recently promoted southerners.
The more slow pace of football in Serie A plays directly into his hands; a goal-scoring debut is a definite possibility.