We are just over the two-thirds mark of the Serie A 2019-2020 season, as teams have played either 26 or 27 of the 38 matches at this point. Juventus leads the Serie A table with 66 points in 27 matches, four points clear of Lazio (who has a match in hand). On Friday they welcome Lecce, currently in 18th place but just three points out of 14th place — so this is clearly a team that is motivated to et out of the relegation zone. Going to Turin and beating Juventus is a tall order, and Juventus has some frustration to work out after losing in the Coppa Italia final to Napoli on penalties. Can Lecce come out of Allianz Stadium with a point? Or will Juventus make quick work of one of Serie A’s struggling teams? Let’s see how the Serie A Odds will be for the Juventus vs Lecce.
Juventus vs Lecce Odds & Pick June 26
- When: Friday, June 26, 2020, 3:45 pm ET
- Where: Allianz Stadium, Turin
- TV: DAZN
- Radio: None
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- Serie A Odds: Juventus -700 / Draw +700 / Lecce +1400
Why should you put your money on Lecce?
Lecce hosted AC Milan on Monday and received a 4-1 hide-tanning from a side that styles itself as one of the titans of Italian soccer but is still working to restore itself to its historical greatness. Against Lecce, though, AC Milan was prepared to go. Samu Castillejo scored in the 26th minute, and that was all of the scoring in the first half. The floodgates opened in the second half, as Marco Mancosu brought Lecce level from the penalty spot in the 54th minute. A minute later, Giacomo Bonaventura gave AC Milan the lead back. Two minutes later, Ante Rebic made it 3-1, and then Rafael Leao added the insurance tally in the 72nd minute.
Lecce possessed for just 40 percent of the match and was outshot, 16-8 (11-1 on target). The match was not particularly physical, with 21 combined fouls and one yellow card per side. However, once Lecce got that penalty, AC Milan upped their energy a level, and Lecce simply did not have an answer. If Lecce can get taken apart like that at home by AC Milan, then Juventus should be able to dictate this match from the beginning.
Why should you bet on Juventus?
Juventus visited tenth-place Bologna on Monday and came away with a 2-0 win, although a red card shown to Danilo in injury time at the end of the second half means that he will face a one-game suspension for the matchup against Lecce. Juventus saw Cristiano Ronaldo convert from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute, and then Paulo Dybala made it 2-0 in the 36th minute to complete the scoring for the match.
Juventus possessed for 56 percent of the match, but Bologna had more shots, 16-15. Both teams were happy to launch from distance, as Juventus put just five shots on frame, while Bologna had just one. The play was spirited, with 33 combined fouls and four yellow cards (three for Juventus), as well as Danilo’s red card. Bologna applied a good deal of pressure, forcing eight corners, but their inability to finish doomed them against the Serie A leaders. If you like Juventus to win on Friday, you see them continuing to show that motivation to keep the Serie A lead against a team that appears to lack the talent to compete.
Juventus vs Lecce Final Score Prediction
Lecce seems certain to come out with maximum effort against Juventus in order to pluck away at least a point and move away from the relegation zone. However, as we saw against AC Milan, once a better team decides to turn the switch and elevate their game against Lecce, Lecce does not seem to have the capacity to deliver much in the way of a response. I see the first half starting evenly and then Juventus pulling away for a 3-0 win.