Lecce vs Empoli Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more 13/04/2024

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Lecce vs Empoli match taking place in the Serie A on Saturday, April 13th 2024.

 
7:00am on Saturday 13th April 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As the Serie A season continues, football fans are keenly anticipating the clash between Lecce and Empoli, set for April 13, 2024, at the Stadio Comunale Via del Mare. Both teams find themselves in a precarious position, with survival in Italy's top flight hanging in the balance.

This match could prove pivotal in their respective campaigns, as Lecce seeks to escape the relegation zone, while Empoli aims to build on their recent victory to climb further away from danger.

Current Form

Lecce's Current Form

Lecce's recent form has been a cause for concern, with only two victories in their last 15 league games.

Their struggle for consistency has seen them hover dangerously close to the relegation zone.

Despite a glimmer of hope following a 3-2 victory over Torino, Lecce's inability to find the net in three of their past four Serie A games underlines the challenge they face.

Empoli's Current Form

Empoli, on the other hand, managed to end their scoring drought with a dramatic win against Torino.

This victory could be the spark needed for Davide Nicola's side as they look to improve their standing and secure their Serie A status for another season.

Team News

Lecce Team News

Lecce will be without Nikola Krstovic due to suspension, alongside Jeppe Corfitzen, Mohamed Kaba, and Kastriot Dermaku, who are all sidelined with knee injuries.

Empoli Team News

Empoli also faces selection issues, with Tyronne Ebuehi out for the season and doubts over Ardian Ismajli and Giuseppe Pezzella due to injuries.

Key Players

Lecce's Key Player

For Lecce, Lameck Banda could be crucial. Despite not scoring since the reverse fixture, his contributions in terms of assists and goals have been vital.

23 yrs - W, AM (L) - Lecce
76 
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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1361
Played matches
21
2
4
Shots P90
3.31
Shots On target P90
1.52
Successful passing %
82%
Final third passes P90
7.95

Empoli Team News

Empoli will likely look towards M'Baye Niang, who has proven to be a super sub, netting four goals from the bench this season.

29 yrs - S (C) - Empoli
N/A
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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384
Played matches
8
4
1
Shots P90
4.21
Shots On target P90
1.64
Successful passing %
73%
Final third passes P90
8.65

Scoreline Prediction

Given the current form and challenges both teams face, this match promises to be tightly contested.

Empoli's newfound confidence, coupled with Lecce's struggles, particularly at home, suggests a narrow victory for the visitors.

Prediction: Lecce 0-1 Empoli

For all of the analysis of Lecce vs Empoli as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

FAQ

What time does the Lecce vs Empoli match start? The match is scheduled for 2 pm UK time on April 13, 2024.

Where is the match being played? At Stadio Comunale Via del Mare.

Which team is currently higher in the Serie A table? As of now, Lecce is slightly ahead of Empoli in the Serie A standings, but only by a slim margin.

Who is Lecce's player to watch? Lameck Banda, with his contributions to Lecce's attack, is the player to watch.

Who could be Empoli's key player in the match? M'Baye Niang, known for his impactful performances off the bench, could be crucial for Empoli.

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