In one of the first matches of the 1/2 final of the playoffs of the Italian Serie B, "Venice" and "Lecce"will meet face to face. Who will start the 2-match battle with a victory?

"Venice"

At the end of the championship, "Venice" behaved very peacefully, sharing points in the final three rounds. For this reason, the team could not rise above the fifth place, so in the elimination rounds it was forced to start from the 1/4 final stage, which it successfully overcame, beating Chievo (3-2) in a productive match. Interestingly, after the two main halves, the score was 1-1, and in the extra halves, a real drama unfolded, in which the teams scored three goals for two, and in the 122nd minute, "Venice" also did not realize a penalty. 

"Lecce"

Lecce fell seven points behind the direct promotion zone, finishing in fourth place. This allowed the club to go to the playoffs and start performances from the 1/2 finals stage. The end of the season, Lecce played very poorly, scoring only one point in the final four games - 2: 2 with Reggina. In the other three there were defeats, but it is worth noting the opponents, each of which either made it to the playoffs - Cittadella and Monza, or rose directly in the class - Empoli. 

Statistics and figures:

  • "Venice" has already overcome the 1/4 finals, beating "Chievo" with a score of 3-2;
  • Lecce are just entering the relegation play-offs;
  • "Lecce" does not lose to "Venice" for 12 matches. 

Forecast

"Venice" and "Lecce" effectively perform in face-to-face battles, scoring against each other for eight matches in a row. I do not think that the upcoming meeting will be an exception, since the final of the playoffs is at stake.