On Friday night, early leaders Lecce will host Genoa, who were promoted to Serie A. The match will take place at Stadio Via del Mare. After four games, Roberto D’Aversa’s Lecce squad is in fourth place, good enough for a Champions League spot.s
This weekend, Lecce will head into the game as one of just three undefeated teams in Serie A along with Inter Milan and Juventus. Lecce’s current four-game win streak is only the third such streak in the club’s history at the highest level of Italian football.
One worrying fact, however, is that they have never gone undefeated through five games, thus a new record is on the line now. Following this game, D’Aversa’s squad faces two of the most difficult teams in the league in Juventus and Napoli. He faces an uphill battle to keep his team in the playoff picture.
The arrival of Nikola Krstovic from Dunajska Streda has been crucial, as he has scored three goals in three games while also scoring one for Montenegro during the international break. After scoring 26 goals in Slovakia previous season, the attacker added two more before joining Lecce late in the summer.
Meanwhile, Genoa dropped a point in their home match against Napoli after blowing a 2-0 lead late in the game. The draw means that Alberto Gilardino’s team will start off their first season back in the top division in 13th place with just four points.
It encapsulates Genoa’s roller-coaster start, as they suffered a hammering at the hands of Fiorentina yet bounced back to win on the road against Lazio. Despite a disappointing loss at Torino, Gilardino’s team played well against Napoli until imploding in the last minutes.
However, Genoa faces two in-form teams, Roma and AC Milan, in their future home games, so they may need to pick up some points on the road to avoid drifting towards problems if they struggle against both teams.
Genoa have not lost to Lecce in Serie A in almost three decades, with the visitors arriving with the encouraging figure that Lecce have generally been favorable opponents, with Genoa registering seven wins and five draws.
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Lecce vs Genoa Game Information
- Date: 09/22/2023
- Time: 02:45 PM ET
- Location: Stadio Comunale Via del Mare (Lecce).
- How to Watch Lecce vs Genoa: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv