Bologna vs Empoli Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 14:00 Hrs

Venue: Stadio Renato Dell'Ara

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Bologna vs Empoli Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Bologna and Empoli will square off at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on Sunday afternoon, with both sides looking to return to winning ways in the Serie A. Our SBAT preview will bring you a form guide, team news and our betting tips and predictions. Bologna were beaten 1-0 on the road at Udinese last time out, while Empoli were thrashed 3-0 away at Sassuolo.

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Bologna Preview

Bologna enter the fray off the back of a two-game losing streak in the Serie A, which includes a narrow 1-0 away defeat at Udinese last Monday, conceding the goal in the 93rd minute. Sandwiched in-between these two defeats, the Rossoblu picked up a 4-0 home victory over Hellas Verona in the Coppa Italia. Bologna find themselves in 16th position in the Serie A table with 16 points after 15 rounds, already 8 points clear of the drop zone. The Rossoblu have looked short going forward throughout this Serie A campaign, as they have one of the worst offensive records in the division with 14 goals scored in 15 league fixtures. Mattia Destro and Simone Verdi have both enjoyed a fine campaign so far this season, as the pair bagged eight goals between them. Ladislav Krejci has also played a vital part in Bologna’s performances so far this season, helping his team with three assists in his 14 league appearances. The Rossoblu haven’t been at their best on home soil recently, winning just one of their last five home fixtures in the Serie A. The good news is that Bologna have won two of the last three home meetings with Empoli in the Serie A, scoring two goals in each of these.

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Empoli Preview

Empoli have also struggling for consistency over the past two months, winning just once in their last ten games in all competitions. The Tuscans head into this tie off the back of a four-game losing streak in all competitions, including a defeat in extra-time at the hands of Cesena in the Coppa Italia towards the end of November. Last weekend, Empoli were beaten 3-0 on the road at Sassuolo in the Serie A, despite they had a better ball possession and more goal attempts than the hosts. Empoli have struggled badly under new manager Giovanni Martusciello, particularly in the final third as they have only scored seven goals in 15 rounds, and four of those were against the newcomers Pescara. The Azzurri currently stand only in 17th spot in the Serie A table with 10 points after 15 league fixtures, just two points clear of the drop zone. On the road, Empoli have only won once in seven away league fixtures so far this season and scored just four goals in the process. The good news is that the Tuscans picked up a 2-3 win in their most recent visit to the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. Massimo Maccarone and Riccardo Saponara have been Empoli’s most in-form players so far this season, as the pair bagged 4 goals and 2 assists between them.

Bologna Team News

Simone Verdi, Sadiq Umar and Luca Rizzo are all missing through injury, while Robert Acquafresca and Mouhamadou Fallou Mbacke are both doubts. In addition, Eric Pulgar is missing through suspension.

Empoli Team News

Manuel Pucciarelli, Frederic Veseli and Giuseppe Bellusci are all doubts, but Roman Chanturia and Vincent Laurini are both back in training.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Although both sides have struggled throughout this Serie A campaign, Bologna looked much better than Empoli recently, so I’m backing them to grab all three points in this one.

Bologna to win at 11/10

Both teams to score - No at 4/5

Bologna have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Bologna saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Empoli

Empoli saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Empoli saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Bologna

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Bologna Form Guide

Bologna Team Logo

Bologna

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Comano Terme Fiave

FT 9 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

W H

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Southampton U23 Team Logo Southampton U23

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

31-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Nuernberg Team Logo Nuernberg

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Calcio Padova Team Logo Calcio Padova

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

19-08-2018

Serie A

SPAL 2013 Team Logo SPAL 2013

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-08-2018

Serie A

Frosinone Team Logo Frosinone

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

01-09-2018

Serie A

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

16-09-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

23-09-2018

Serie A

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Empoli Form Guide

Empoli Team Logo

Empoli

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
D A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Spezia Team Logo Spezia

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Sporting CP Team Logo Sporting CP

FT 5 - 6

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

12-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Cittadella Team Logo Cittadella

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

Serie A

Cagliari Team Logo Cagliari

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

26-08-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

02-09-2018

Serie A

Chievo Verona Team Logo Chievo Verona

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

06-09-2018

Club Friendlies

Arezzo Team Logo Arezzo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

16-09-2018

Serie A

Lazio Team Logo Lazio

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-09-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Bologna Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Empoli Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bologna vs Empoli Sidelined Players

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