22 December 2019 live
Lecce have drawn six of their last nine Serie A (SA) matches, as well as seven of their 12 historical top-flight home H2Hs. Furthermore, they have registered 11 SA first-half blanks this term, with 70% of the goals (14 of 20) they’ve scored coming during the second half.
It’s not surprising then that Lecce have conceded first in six of their seven SA home fixtures, although they went on to draw half of those six by full-time. Either way, goals remain a constant feature for Lecce, with nine of their 16 SA games witnessing over 3.5 total goals. However, they remain without a home win this SA season, and have drawn their last four such fixtures, with the previous three ending 2-2.
Along the same lines, Bologna have scored exactly two goals in seven of their last ten SA fixtures, including the last four. However more than a third of their season points have been picked up in their last four SA games (W2, D1, L1). Their 16 SA fixtures so far have been goal magnets, with 75% producing over 2.5 total goals, and 37.5% ending with over 3.5.
Regardless, final results have been tight for Bologna, with 11 of their 12 SA wins/losses coming via a single-goal margin.
That said, scoring first doesn’t guarantee full points, as the team that’s netted the opener in Bologna’s SA fixtures has only won on eight occasions this season.
Players to watch: Lecce’s Filippo Falco has scored his two SA goals at home, with both fixtures ending 2-2. Meanwhile, Rodrigo Palacio has been Bologna’s first goalscorer with his last three SA strikes.
Stat attack: A quarter of the SA goals Leece have conceded came after the 75th minute.
A league-high 13 of Bologna’s 16 league matches have seen both teams score.
Bologna haven’t kept a clean sheet for 11 SA games.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 15:00.