Inter vs Lecce: Preview, kick-off time and where to watch on TV and online – Serie A 2023/24 

Inter have got more breathing room at the top of Serie A now and after being knocked out of the Coppa Italia, they will want to avoid another surprise defeat at home to Lecce on Matchday 17.

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Serie A Matchday 17 sees Lecce face Inter at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, where the hosts will be expected to keep up their current run with a routine victory. 

Inter have been in their stride for months now. Regardless of their opposition, the Nerrazzuri rarely struggle, and they seemingly get better with each passing Serie A game.

The visitors come into this clash with the Inter after a solid period of form as they are unbeaten in five games, including against AC Milan and Bologna. As such, they will look to extend this by overcoming the odds and earning a result at the Meazza.

Inter vs Lecce: Predicted line-ups

Inter’s Hakan Calhanoglu celebrates a home goal. (@Inter_en)

Inter will be feeling a lot more worn out than Lecce given they had to play 120 minutes against Bologna in the Coppa Italia during the week, a match that they lost 2-1.

The only current area of uncertainty is who Simone Inzaghi will prefer at right-centre-back. At the moment, Benjamin Pavard could be in line to return to the starting lineup. Alternatively, Yann Aurel Bisseck may be seen as the better option.

For Lecce, Joan Gonzalez is due to return to midfield following his suspension. In defence, Patrick Dorgu may return to centre-back – he will be evaluated before travelling to Milan.

Inter predicted XI vs Lecce (3-5-2): Sommer; Pavard, Acerbi, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Thuram, Martinez

Lecce predicted XI vs Inter (4-3-3): Falcone; Gendrey, Pongracic, Baschirotto, Gallo; Gonzalez, Ramadani, Oudin; Strefezza, Piccoli, Banda

Lecce’s Nicola Sansone. (@OfficialUSLecce)

Serie A: When does Inter vs Lecce start?

Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 17 fixture of Inter vs Lecce is set for 18:00 CET, local time in Italy, on Saturday, December 23.

For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 17:00 GMT. That is 12:00 EDT / 9:00 PDT in the United States.

Serie A: Where to watch Inter vs Lecce

For fans in the United States, Inter vs Lecce will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 17.

Inter vs Lecce will be shown on TNT Sports 3 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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