Lecce vs Inter Milan Prediction: Martinez to fire Inter to another win

 | February 24 | 

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Inter Milan are pulling away at the top of Serie A and they can move a step closer to the Scudetto with a win at Lecce on Sunday. 

The Nerazzurri have been in fantastic form of late and the rest of Italy’s top teams are struggling to keep pace.

Having claimed a huge Champions League win in midweek, the visitors should head into this one on a high.

Lecce vs Inter Milan Tips

  • Inter Milan to win to nil @ 5/4
  • Lautaro Martinez to score first @ 11/4

Match Odds

Lecce are 7/1 to cause an upset and claim the three points, while Inter are the favourites at 2/5 for the win.

A draw is available at 18/5, while over 3.5 total goals in the game is currently 7/4.

Team News

Inter Milan make this trip with a handful of injury issues, with Marcus Thuram and Hakan Calhanoglu the headline absentees.

Stefano Sensi and Juan Cuadrado also miss out for the visitors, who are expected to rotate a little with an eye on the midweek meeting with Atalanta.

As for Lecce, they head into this clash with Marin Pongracic and Patrick Dorgu both suspended.

Inter Milan to win to nil @ 5/4

Inter Milan’s 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in midweek was their ninth successive win in all competitions. Simone Inzaghi’s men are emerging as a real threat in Europe in addition to being frontrunners for the league title.

In Serie A, the visitors have won 20 of their 24 games this term, picking up 10 wins and two draws from their 12 away matches to date.

That record makes them unsurprising favourites for the points in this visit to a Lecce side who are in 13th.

While the hosts are midtable, they’re 12 points shy of the top 10 and just four clear of the drop. They’re the highest-placed side in what is set to be an epic battle for survival this term, having suffered 11 defeats this season.

Lecce head into this clash having lost five of their last six games, with four of those defeats coming to nil.

Meanwhile, Inter have won four of their last five to nil, with goalkeeper Yann Sommer already managing a career-high 15 league clean sheets this season.

He can improve that tally with another shutout against a Lecce side who have failed to score in all of their home defeats this season.

In terms of a correct score, look to Inter to secure a 2-0 victory at 11/2.

Inter Milan to beat Lecce to nil at 5-4

Lautaro Martinez to score first @ 11/4

Inter do have slight concerns going forward here, with Thuram out and Calhanoglu expected to not feature.

Those two are among just three Inter players to have scored more than one away goal in Serie A this season.

That leaves a heavy burden on the shoulders of Lautaro Martinez, who has struck 12 goals across 11 trips this term.

He’s scored the majority of his 20 Serie A goals for the season on the road, while he’s scored eight times across his last 10 league games.

With Inter searching for consistent scoring options, look to Martinez to open the scoring here at 11/4.

Lautaro Martinez to score first vs Lecce

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