Juventus will travel to Stadio Via del Mare this Saturday to face Lecce in the 13th round of the 2022/23 Serie A season.
Venue: Stadio Via del Mare (Lecce)
Lecce have drawn their last four home league games.
They have not won a home game this season in all competitions (D4, L2).
The hosts have scored just nine league goals this season. Only Sampdoria (6) have scored fewer goals in Serie A.
They have won just one of their last ten away games in all competitions (D2, L7).
The Old Lady have conceded 2+ goals in three of their last four away games in all competitions.
Juventus have failed to score before the break in six of their last seven Serie A away matches.
Head to head
Juventus have won five of the last seven games between both sides on this ground (D1, L1).
Latest performances in all competitions
Serie A newbies Lecce will look to record just their second win of the new season when they host Juventus on Saturday.
Having gained promotion to the Italian top-flight last season after a season in the lower division, the hosts have endured a poor start to the league with five losses, five draws and one win to show for their efforts so far.
They come into this tie on the back of a disappointing 2-0 loss to Bologna–a result that kept them just two points above the relegation zone.
History suggests Marco Baroni’s side are to be in considerable trouble, as this is their joint-worst 11-game start to any of their last five top-flight campaigns, and three of the prior four led to relegation.
It even gets worse when one considers their home, as they are still in search of their first competitive home win this season after four consecutive 1-1 draws.
They came close the last time they stepped out onto the Stadio Via del mare for a league game though as they opened the scoring in a home league match for the first time this term against Fiorentina, only to concede a late equaliser to record a 1-1 draw.
They will hope for better luck this time as they attempt to defeat Juventus for the first time since a 2-0 win in 2011.
Possible Lecce starting line-up
Wladimiro Falcone; Valentin Gandrey, Sameul Umtiti, Federico Baschriotto, Giuseppe Pezzella; Joan Gonzalez, Johann Helhason, Alexis Blin; Gabriel Strefezza, Assan Ceesay, Lameck Banda.
Juventus’ poor season hit another interesting, yet disappointing curve on the road on Wednesday as the Old Lady were dumped out of the Champions League by Benfica.
After recording back-to-back clean sheets in the league, Max Allegri’s men hoped they will get a result when they visited Lisbon on Wednesday. But their “tough” UEFA Champions League opponents proved to be too formidable, with Allegri’s men beaten 4-3 in a wild night that saw Juve concede three in the first 35 minutes.
The result means that the Serie A giants have failed to qualify from the UCL group for the first time since the 2013/14 season. They are not yet assured a place in next year’s edition too given their league position.
They come into this tie sitting in eighth position, five points behind Atalanta in fourth. Having dropped out of the UCL, Allegri has declared that his side must now devote their attention to rescuing their league season as well as their ongoing travelling woes as they have just one win from their last ten away trips across all competitions (D2, L7).
However, the Stadio Via del mare has usually been a happy hunting ground in the past for the I Bianconeri, who have won five of the last seven head-to-head games at the venue (D1, L1).
Possible Juventus starting line-up
Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele Rugani; Juan Cuadrado, Weston McKennie, Manuel Locatelli, Adrien Rabiot, Filip Kostic; Dusan Vlahovic, Moise Kean.
Injured: Marley Ake, Federico Chiesa, Leandro Paredes, Bremer, Angel Di Maria, Mattia De Sciglio, Paul Pogba, Daouda Peeters, Kaio Jorge
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Lecce 0-2 Juventus