Empoli vs Atalanta Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Empoli vs Atalanta Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Empoli will look to continue their push for survival in the Serie A when they welcome the Europa League contenders Atalanta on Sunday afternoon. Empoli suffered an unexpected 3-2 defeat on the road at Cagliari last weekend, with their goals being scored by Miha Zajc and Massimo Maccarone in the last ten minutes of the game. Meanwhile, Atalanta were held to a 1-1 home draw by AC Milan, although they had the lead until the last two minutes of the game. Andrea Conti gave Atalanta the lead at halftime, but Gerard Deulofeu levelled the game for AC Milan with just two minutes to go. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Empoli need all three points in order to secure their Serie A status, while Atalanta need just one point to book their place in the Europa League. I’m expecting a contested affair with both sides getting on the scoresheet. Empoli have conceded at least once in each of their last ten league outings, while Atalanta have scored at least once in 13 of their last 14 games in the Serie A.

Both teams to score - Yes and Over 2.5 goals at 20/21

Atalanta to win Either Half at 10/11

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

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

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

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)

Atalanta Form Guide

Atalanta Team Logo

Atalanta

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
W H

31-03-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

03-04-2018

Serie A

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

07-04-2018

Serie A

SPAL 2013 Team Logo SPAL 2013

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Serie A

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

18-04-2018

Serie A

Benevento Team Logo Benevento

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

22-04-2018

Serie A

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-04-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

06-05-2018

Serie A

Lazio Team Logo Lazio

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

13-05-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-05-2018

Serie A

Cagliari Team Logo Cagliari

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Empoli Preview

After a comfortable 3-1 home win over Bologna a fortnight ago, Empoli suffered a disappointing 3-2 away defeat at Cagliari last weekend. Although, the Azzurri have been in fine form recently, losing just two of their last six games in the Serie A. This leaves Empoli in a perilous situation as they sit in 17th, just one point clear of the bottom three. Empoli have looked poor at both ends of the field throughout the season, but their biggest problems have definitely been in attack. They only managed 28 goals in 36 rounds, which is definitely the worst attacking record in the division. Their top scorer is Levan Mchedlidze with six goals under his belt, while Massimo Maccarone has helped the team with five goals and two assists in his 26 league appearances. On home soil, Empoli were on a six-game winless streak in the Serie A prior to their 3-1 victory over Bologna in their most recent home league fixture. The bad news is that the Azzurri are winless in their last five meetings with Atalanta in the Serie A, scoring just two goals in the process. The good news is that Empoli have kept a clean sheet in six of their eight home meetings with Atalanta.

Empoli Team News

Levan Mchedlidze and Marcel Buchel are both doubts, but Guido Marilungo is still missing through injury.

Atalanta Preview

Atalanta are currently on an eight-game unbeaten streak in the Serie A, but five of the most recent six games have ended in draws. Actually, Atalanta had the lead in each of their last three games in the Serie A, but they were unable to maintain it and had to settle for draws. La Dea still sit in 6th in the standings with 66 points under their belts after 36 rounds, four points of the 4th-placed Lazio and six points clear of 6th-placed AC Milan. This means that they need at least one point here in order to book their place into the next season’s Europa League group stage. La Dea’s impressive campaign was largely based on their solid defence, as they hold one of the best defensive records in the division with just 41 goals conceded in 36 league outings. They also looked good going forward in this term, having scored 60 goals. Actually, Atalanta have found the back of the net at least once in 13 of their last 14 games in the Serie A. Alejandro Gomez has been Atalanta’s talisman this season, as the 29-year-old striker is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 14 goals and ten assists in his 35 league appearances.

Atalanta Team News

Boukari Drame is a doubt, but Stefano Mazzini and Ervin Zukanovic are both back in training.

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

Atalanta Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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 vs Atalanta Sidelined Players

Empoli
Atalanta
25 Abdoulay Konko Injured
52 Bryan Cabezas Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Lukasz Skorupski 187 84
2 LB Vincent Laurini 173 72
6 CD Giuseppe Bellusci 185 75
15 CD Andrea Costa 182 73
21 RB Manuel Pasqual 178 71
77 CDM Marcel Buechel 175 69
33 CDM Rade Krunic 184 74
10 CM Omar El Kaddouri 187 74
11 CDM Daniele Croce 175 68
7 CF Massimo Maccarone 180 70
20 CF Manuel Pucciarelli 174 63
No. Pos Player M kg
91 GK Pierluigi Gollini 193 90
13 CD Mattia Caldara 180 75
3 CD Rafael Toloi 185 75
5 CD Andrea Masiello 185 75
24 LM Andrea Conti 176 74
19 CM Franck Yannick Kessie 180 77
11 CM Remo Freuler 181 75
27 AM Jasmin Kurtic 186 88
37 RM Leonardo Spinazzola 185 73
10 CF Alejandro Gomez 164 60
29 CF Andrea Petagna 185 80