Lecce and Cagliari face at Stadio Comunale Via del Mare, in a match for the 13 th round of the Serie A TIM. There is no recent record of direct confrontation between the two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 26‑02‑2012, the match ended with the final score: Cagliari (1‑2) Lecce. Special consideration should be given to home / away condition, as Lecce has different results at home and away.
After 2 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses, the home team is in 16th position, having won 10 points. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Lazio, by (4‑2), after in the previous match they have tied at home against Sassuolo, by (2‑2). This is a stronger team when they play in their stadium, since in the last 30 games they have registered 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 5 home league matches Lecce has a record of 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 2 points out of 15 possible.
In this competition, they have not won in their stadium in 5 matches. Defensive consistency hasn't been their best feature, as they have conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 12 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 8 times and have never been able to turn the score around.
Lecce comes for this match after a 4-2 loss against Lazio, adding the seventh straight game without a win in this Italian championship: the goals were scored by Andrea La Mantia and Lapadula. In this match against Cagliari, coach Fabio Liverani should keep the team in 4-4-2, with Babacar and Lapadula the most offensive references. On the other hand, Marco Mancosu is the highlight of this team, being this player responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. Out of this game are Diego Farias, Tabanelli and Falco, all with physical problems.
After 7 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team is in the 4th position, having won 24 points. In the last match, they have won at home against Fiorentina by (5‑2), after in the previous match they have won (0‑2) an away match against Atalanta. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since they have a record of 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in the last 30 matches, with 19 goals scored and 19 conceded. Already at home, they have won 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 27 goals scored and 18 conceded.
For this competition, do not lose as a visitor makes 5 games. Defensive consistency hasn't been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually has no difficulty opening the scoring: they scored the first goal in 9 of the last 12 Serie A TIM games, 9 of them at halftime in 6 and managed to maintain the lead until the end of 90 ' at 6.
Cagliari comes motivated for this match after winning 5-2 at home to Fiorentina, totaling their third consecutive victory in this competition: the goals of the team were scored by Pisacane, Rog, Nainggolan, Simeone and João Pedro. Coach Roland Maran should maintain his standard of play, that is, organize his plays in 4-4-2, favoring a more supported style of play. It is noteworthy that João Pedro is one of the great dangers in front, being this player very fast and competent in finishing: has 6 goals scored. Out of this game are Birsa, Pavoletti and Cragno, all with physical problems.