Following a draw against Atalanta Inter take on Lecce who they beat at the start of the season. Lecce on the other hand are coming off a loss. In this match both sides have their own motives for winning this match. Lecce are looking to get a winning momentum going and to move themselves out of the out of the relegation zone area as they sit two points above it. Inter on the other hand are looking to keep their momentum on Juventus which Inter fans are hoping lose so they can reclaim first place. So both sides have something worth fighting for in this match. This is how these two sides stack up as they go head to head in a early afternoon matchup.
The player breakdown
In this match Inter will have a almost full squad minus D’Ambrosio who is still out with inury same as Asaomah. On Lecce Farias, Imbula, Shakhov, Calderoni and Majer are out with injuries on their side. The defense of Lecce will have their work cut out for them as they will have to defend against the likes of Martinez and Lukaku who are proving they are a dominant force in Serie A. Alexis Sanchez still has a long way to prove himself but he gets the benefit of the doubt as he was out most of the season. Midfield wise they will need to keep an eye on Sensi and Barella who are recouperated and hungry to get back in the action. So they will be full of speed and agilty and a problem if they don’t keep these players contained. Inter’s defense have only a few key players they will need to keep an eye on. Lo Faso and Babacar who are both fast and quick especially inside the box where they are the most dangerous. On paper Inter have the far better and healthy squad this may work out in Inter’s favor.
The bottom line
In this match it’s simple Inter need to capitialize on chances and keep Lecce at bay. Same is said about Lecce though they will have a harder time doing so. This should be a easy Inter win anything less is unacepptable.
Inter projected 3-5-2
Def Skriniar, Devrij, Godin
Mid Biraghi, Sensi, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Candreva
Forward Martinez and Lukaku
Lecce projected 4-3-3
Def Dell’Orco, Rossettini, Lucioni, Donati
Mid Deiola, Maselli, Felici
Attack Babacar, Lo Faso, Lapadula
Date January 19th
Time 8am Usa 1pm Usa 2pm Italy
Stadium Via Del Mare
Place Lecce Italy