ChievoVerona vs Empoli Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 14:00 Hrs

Venue: Stadio M. A. Bentegodi

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ChievoVerona vs Empoli Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

ChievoVerona and Empoli will square off at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Sunday afternoon, with both sides looking to put their Serie A campaign back on track. ChievoVerona were thrashed 3-1 on the road at AC Milan last time out, although Jonathan de Guzman levelled the game at halftime. On the flip side, Empoli lost 0-2 at home against Genoa, conceding both goals in the last two minutes of the game. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Despite their inconsistency throughout this Serie A campaign, ChievoVerona have been a solid team in front of their own fans. Furthermore, Chievo are unbeaten in their nine home meetings with Empoli across all competitions, conceding just five goals in the process. I’m backing Chievo to win here as Empoli are one of the worst away teams in the division. 

ChievoVerona to win at 21/20

Both teams to score - Yes at 1

ChievoVerona Preview

ChievoVerona have enjoyed a decent run of form recently despite losing 3-1 on the road at AC Milan last weekend. Prior to this defeat, the Flying Donkeys managed a comfortable 2-0 home victory over the lowly Pescara. Chievo have been a decent side throughout this Serie A campaign overall, as they currently stand in 11th position in the league table with 35 points after 27 rounds, 20 points clear of the bottom three. Rolando Maran’s men had problems in finding the back of the net throughout the season, as they only managed 29 goals in 27 league fixtures. Their topscorer is Roberto Inglese with just six goals under his belt in his 24 league appearances. However, their most prolific player on the pitch throughout this Serie A campaign has been Valter Birsa, as he helped the team with a decent return of five goals and seven assists. On home soil, the Flying Donkeys were on a four-game winless streak in the Serie A prior to their 2-0 win over Pescara in their most recent home league fixtures. In addition, Chievo are undefeated in their nine home meetings with Empoli across all competitions, winning three and drawing six in the process. 

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Empoli Preview

On the contrary, Empoli are one of the most out-of-form teams in the Serie A at the moment as they are winless in their last six league outings. They have suffered defeats in each of their last four league fixtures and conceded two goals in each of these. Despite their poor run of form, the Azzurri still have seven more points than the 18th-placed Palermo but are already six points behind the 16th-placed Bologna. Scoring goals has definitely been Empoli’s main issue throughout this Serie A campaign as they hold the worst attacking record in the division, scoring just 15 goals in 27 rounds. Levan Mchedlidze has been Empoli’s most prolific player in front of goal so far this season, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with just five goals under his belt. Away from home, Empoli have only won one of their 13 league trips and are currently on a seven-game winless streak. The most worrying thing is that Empoli have only scored six goals in their 13 away league games this season. Head-to-head, Empoli are winless in their last three meetings with ChievoVerona in the Serie A, scoring just two goals in the process.

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ChievoVerona Team News

Aleandro Rosi and Federico Ceccherini are both missing through suspension ahead of this game.

Empoli Team News

Jose Agustin Mauri is a doubt, but Levan Mchedlidze is still out with a back injury.

ChievoVerona saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

Empoli saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

ChievoVerona Form Guide

ChievoVerona Team Logo

ChievoVerona

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W H

31-03-2018

Serie A

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

04-04-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Serie A

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Serie A

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

18-04-2018

Serie A

SPAL 2013 Team Logo SPAL 2013

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

22-04-2018

Serie A

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

Serie A

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Serie A

Crotone Team Logo Crotone

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Serie A

Bologna Team Logo Bologna

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

20-05-2018

Serie A

Benevento Team Logo Benevento

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Empoli Form Guide

Empoli Team Logo

Empoli

Won

6

Draw

4

Lost

0
W A

02-04-2018

Serie B

Foggia Team Logo Foggia

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

07-04-2018

Serie B

Spezia Team Logo Spezia

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Serie B

Pro Vercelli Team Logo Pro Vercelli

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

17-04-2018

Serie B

Cesena Team Logo Cesena

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

23-04-2018

Serie B

Frosinone Team Logo Frosinone

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

Serie B

Novara Team Logo Novara

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

01-05-2018

Serie B

Carpi Team Logo Carpi

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

07-05-2018

Serie B

Cremonese Team Logo Cremonese

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Serie B

Brescia Team Logo Brescia

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-05-2018

Serie B

Perugia Team Logo Perugia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

ChievoVerona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Empoli Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2

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

ChievoVerona vs Empoli Sidelined Players

ChievoVerona
Empoli
9 Levan Mchedlidze Injured
5 Jose Mauri Injured
88 Andres Tello Injured

Head to Head
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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
70 GK Stefano Sorrentino 185 82
18 RB Massimo Gobbi 183 79
12 CD Bostjan Cesar 191 88
29 LB Fabrizio Cacciatore 182 70
2 CD Nicolas Federico Spolli 192 86
19 CDM Lucas Nahuel Castro 182 79
23 CM Valter Birsa 184 79
56 CDM Perparim Hetemaj 176 68
8 CDM Ivan Radovanovic 186 76
31 CF Sergio Pellissier 175 76
45 CF Roberto Inglese 187 75
No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Lukasz Skorupski 187 84
21 RB Manuel Pasqual 178 71
15 CD Andrea Costa 182 73
6 CD Giuseppe Bellusci 185 75
2 LB Vincent Laurini 173 72
8 CDM Assane Diousse 183 77
33 CDM Rade Krunic 184 74
11 CDM Daniele Croce 175 68
10 CM Omar El Kaddouri 187 74
20 CF Manuel Pucciarelli 174 63
7 CF Massimo Maccarone 180 70