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Inter Milan vs Lecce - Nerazzurri backed in the handicap market

Inter Milan to begin life under Antonio Conte with easy win over new boys Lecce
Inter Milan vs Lecce
Inter Milan are set to open Serie A campaign with victory over Lecce (Getty Images)

Inter Milan vs Lecce Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Inter Milan are set to begin their Serie A campaign with a home victory as they face newly promoted Lecce at San Siro. The Nerazzurri have a good home record and are backed in the -1 handicap market at odds of 1.67.

Internazionale Form & Team News 

Inter Milan wrapped up their preseason campaign with a 1-1 draw at Spanish La Liga club Valencia. Matteo Politano's 82nd minute equaliser earned them a share of the spoils in regulation time before going on to win on penalties. 

The Nerazzurri are entering a new era under manager Antonio Conte and were unbeaten in their final four preseason matches. The bookies have Inter down for a win at a small 1.22 but given the quality in their attack, a handicap bet looks a more attractive option. 

Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is likely to be handed his debut on Monday following a big money move from Manchester United in the summer. He is likely to be joined in attack by Matteo Politano and Lautaro Martinez, both of whom impressed in preseason. 

Antonio Conte
Inter Milan are expected to be competitive this season under new boss Antonio Conte (Getty Images)

US Lecce Form & Team News 

Lecce are coming off a 4-0 victory over Serie B team Salernitana in their final preseason fixture. Gianluca Lapadula scored a goal in each half while Filippo Falco and Zan Majer added further goals.

I Salentini are making a return to the Serie A following a six-year sojourn in the lower divisions. They have a difficult opening fixture at the San Siro and are not favoured to win at odds of 13.00 while a draw is valued at 6.00.

Gianluca Lapadula was one of the standout players for Lecce in preseason following a summer move from Genoa. He should lead the line on Monday alongside fellow new signing Diego Farias, who only scored four goals for relegated Empoli last season.

Inter Milan vs Lecce Head to Head 

Inter Milan have a 16-4 advantage with six draws from 22 previous matches against Lecce. The Nerazzurri have also won seven of the last nine meetings and claimed a 4-1 victory the last time they hosted the newly promoted team during the 2011-12 season.

Inter Milan vs Lecce Match Up

Much is expected from Romelu Lukaku this season and he will be the one to watch on Monday. The Belgian striker often troubles defenders with his pace and power and should combine well with Lautaro Martinez and Matteo Politano up front for Inter.

Lecce adopted an open style of play in the Serie B and will look to Gianluca Lapadula to provide the spark in attack. Their progressive style usually leaves them exposed at the back and they are set to struggle with the pace and power in the Inter attack. 

Romelu Lukaku
New signing Romelu Lukaku is expected to play a major role in attack for Inter Milan this season (Getty Images)

Inter Milan vs Lecce Key Statistics 

  • Inter Milan have won 7 of their last 9 matches against Lecce (all competitions).
  • Inter Milan have scored 2+ goals in their last two home matches (Serie A).
  • Lecce have lost their last 7 away matches against Inter Milan (all competitions).


Inter Milan are coming off a solid preseason and should have too much quality for newly promoted Lecce. They are backed on the -1 handicap market at odds of 1.67.

Handicap Bet: Inter Milan -1 @1.67 at bet365 - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Inter Milan Win 3-1 @11.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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