Tip Lecce - Parma
Lecce will give their all in their final game of the season this Sunday, as they host Parma, looking to stay in the Serie A. Going to the match, Lecce are placed 18th with 35 points while Parma are 11th on 46 points. For Lecce, this is a must win game, if they want to survive. They pulled a great result away from home in their last match, beating Udinese 2-1 after coming from a goal down and they will need nothing short of a similar show here. They will be hoping to leap above Genoa, who have not been doing well lately, and finish with a home match against Hellas Verona. Lecce have two wins in their last three matches and after the comeback against Udinese, they will be fired up for this clash and having scored in each of their last nine home matches, they may look at the possibilities here with hope. While they have not won a lot of their home matches, Lecce have failed to score in just three of their 18 in the league. In their opening 10 home league matches, Lecce went winless, but they have improved in the last eight, winning four. They head to this game with three straight losses in matches against Parma, though before meeting this season, they had last faced off in 2013.
Parma, on the other hand, don’t have much to play for though they have an outer chance of rising from 11th to ninth with a big win here. Their only big wins this season have come against Genoa; 4-1 and 5-1 in the two meetings and though Lecce have struggled in the season, we don’t expect them to lose that heavily at this point of their season. Parma have lost seven of their last 10 league matches and have no clean sheet in their last 13. In their last match, they took a 1-0 lead over Atalanta but conceded twice in the last 20 minutes to lose 2-1. It meant in eight of their last 10 matches, they have conceded two goals or more, which places them as underdogs going to the Lecce game. While they managed a 2-1 win over relegated Brescia in their latest away game, Parma have not enjoyed good form away from home in recent matches. They have three losses in four away games and just two clean sheets in the 18 away league matches in the season.
Key points Lecce - Parma
Lecce have scored in each of their last nine home league matches.
Lecce have four wins in their last eight league matches at home.
Parma have seven losses in the last 10 league games.
Parma have two clean sheets in 18 away league matches.
Conclusion Lecce - Parma
Survival is not in Lecce’s hands at the moment but they will do themselves a big favor with a win here. Anything short of three points will mean Genoa’s result means nothing. Lecce have shown some improvement lately and will feel comfortable playing at home. They have scored in each of their last nine home matches in the league and will be looking to extend the same on a Parma side that hasn’t been doing well defensively, especially away from home. With Lecce’s push for survival, their recent form, and Parma having little to play for, we will go for a home win here.
Lecce Parma Prediction published on July 31, 2020