MATCH PACK: LECCE VS. PARMA

Parma, 31 July 2020 – Here’s our Match Pack for Lecce vs. Parma, as we provide you with all the facts and figures that you need to know ahead of our final league fixture of the season.

DIRECT ENCOUNTERS
Lecce and Parma have met 23 times in Serie A, with the Crociati’s record against the Giallorossi reading as follows: twelve wins, nine draws and two defeats. The teams have faced each other eleven times with Lecce as the home side: Parma have won five, drawn five and lost one of those games.

GENERAL STATS
In percentage terms, Lecce are the side that have scored the most goals from dead ball situations this season: 45%, 22 out of 49. The Giallorossi are also the team that have taken the lead on the fewest occasions up to this point (eleven), although they’re the only side not to have lost from a winning position (nine wins and two draws). Only Torino (156) have put in more crosses from open play than Lecce (156) so far this season. Meanwhile, only Atalanta (20) and Verona (eleven) have scored more substitute goals than Parma (ten).

PLAYER STATS
Dejan Kulusevski has scored ten goals and provided eight assists. Only one Parma player has ever reached double figures in terms of goals and assists in a single Serie A campaign since Opta started collecting such data (2004/05): Sebastian Giovinco in 2011/12. Along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kulusevski is one of two Swedish players to have set up a teammate to score on at least eight occasions during a single Serie A season since Opta started analysing this kind of data (2004/05). The Milan striker provided nine assists in 2007/08 and eleven in 2010/11. Simone Iacoponi scored in the only match he’s played against Lecce in Serie A, which was the clash in January. Out of the seven goals scored by Gervinho this season, five have come on the road. The Ivorian is just one away from equalling his best ever season in Serie A in terms of away goals, which was the tally he registered last year while at Parma. Out of the players who have played more than 30 games in the Top Five European leagues in 2019/20, only Joaquìn is older than Bruno Alves. The Portuguese defender has made 32 league appearances this season.