During that span, the Giallorossi defeated two teams that are in the top six, Atalanta (2-1) and Lazio (2-1). Most recently, they drew 0-0 to Spezia. They deserved better luck after finishing with 15 shots, five more than the home side.
The Giallorossi defensive unit, led by Samuel Umtiti, has allowed 18 goals. That’s six less than Inter Milan, the team sitting in fourth place. Regarding the attacking unit, Gabriel Strefezza is the team’s top scorer with five goals. He’s followed by Lorenzo Colombo with four.
All of the above makes Lecce appealing to include in your soccer picks, especially at +500, a great deal considering it has had better results when playing at home, thanks to a 2-4-2 record.
Let’s check the latest Serie A odds, stats, injury reports, and Serie A lines for Lecce vs AC Milan. We’ve plenty of Serie A betting odds for you to consider.
AC Milan: Must-Win Situation
Besides drawing 2-2 to AS Roma in the last Serie A fixture, AC Milan also lost 1-0 to Torino in the Round of 16 of the Coppa Italia. It couldn’t defeat a team that played with one player less since the 69th minute.
However, the Rossoneri are still in the Serie A title race; they just simply can’t afford to lose on Saturday. Why? Because Napoli and Juventus, the two teams atop the standings, will collide on Friday, meaning one of the two, or both, will lose some points. The Rossoneri must take advantage of that to reduce the gap.
The good news is that the Rossoneri have lost only one game when playing on the road (4-3-1). Plus, we’re talking about the league’s third top-scoring team with 33 goals. Only Napoli and Inter Milan scored more, with 39 and 37.
Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud, the team’s top scorers with seven and five goals, didn’t play the whole game against Torino, meaning they’ll be more than ready for this match.
The visitors are offering a -165 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. That’s also a great deal considering they scored in five of their previous seven games on the road and finished with a clean sheet twice.
Lecce vs AC Milan Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 34
- Lecce Victories: 2 (29 goals)
- AC Milan Victories: 20 (69 goals)
- Draws: 12
Last season, AC Milan crushed Lecce at Stadio Comunale via del Mare 4-1. Samu Castillejo, Giacomo Bonaventura, Ante Rebic, and Rafael Leao were the scorers. However, things were very different at San Siro since the second match finished 2-2. Lecce could have won, but Khouma Babacar missed a penalty.AC Milan, aka the Serie A reigning champ, is hurt after drawing 2-2 to AS Roma at home on Sunday. Despite this result, the Rossoneri remain in the title race. As for Lecce, the Giallorossi drew 0-0 to Spezia on the road. Right now, the team is aiming to break into the top 10.
According to the soccer lines, the Rossoneri shouldn’t have too much trouble getting the three points, but keep in mind that the Giallorossi haven’t lost since late October.
Lecce: Not Afraid
Lecce lost for the last time on Oct. 29, 1-0, to Juventus. Since then, the Giallorossi are 3-2-0, making them one of the three Serie A teams that haven’t lost in their last five games. AC Milan and Juventus are the other two.
Both scored in four of their last five meetings, and the total went over 2½ goals in three of those matches.
Lecce vs AC Milan Match Information
- Match: Lecce vs AC Milan
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 14
- Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Stadio Comunale Via del Mare, Lecce
- Lecce vs AC Milan Live Stream: fubo.tv
Lecce vs AC Milan Betting Lines
Lecce vs AC Milan Picks & Prediction
No one wants to lose, but being knocked out of the Coppa Italia could be a good thing for AC Milan, allowing it to fully focus on the Serie A. At least for now, because the UEFA Champions League will return in February, and the team will face Tottenham in the Round of 16. That’s why it must win as many points as possible before the first leg against the Spurs. Lecce will put up a good fight, but the reigning champ will fulfill its role as the betting online favorite winning by one goal.
The Milan are listed at -165 in our Vegas Serie A lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Milan, you have a chance to win $61. The Lecce are +500, offering a chance to win $500 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Milan a 62.26% chance to win, with Lecce at 17.67%.