Empoli vs Lazio Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Empoli vs Lazio Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Empoli will be aiming to put their Serie A campaign back on track when they welcome Lazio at the Stadio Carlo Castellani on Saturday night. Empoli were beaten 2-0 on the road at Inter last time out, with Giovanni Martusciello’s men conceding a goal in each half. On the flip side, Lazio were held to a 1-1 home draw by AC Milan despite having had the lead until the 85th minute following a penalty goal from Lucas Biglia. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Empoli Preview

Empoli kicked off 2017 brightly with two 1-0 victories over Palermo and Udinese along with a nil-nil draw against Sampdoria. However, Giovanni Martusciello’s boys have failed to win a single match since then as they enter into this clash on the back of a three-game winless streak in the Serie A. Overall, Empoli have lost just four of their last ten games in the Serie A, and due to this run of form they are now outside the relegation zone. The Azzurri currently stand in 17th position in the league table with 22 points under their belts, already eight points clear of the drop zone. Scoring goals has been Empoli’s biggest problem throughout this Serie A campaign, as they only managed 14 goals in 24 league outings. Levan Mchedlidze is Empoli’s top scorer at the moment with just five goals under his belt in his 12 league appearances. Despite the recent struggle, Empoli can count on their recent home form ahead of this clash. The Azzurri have won three and drawn once in their last four home league fixtures, conceding just one goal in the process. Furthermore, Empoli are undefeated in their last four home meetings with Lazio in the Serie A, winning three and drawing once in this term.

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Lazio Preview

After two consecutive defeats at the hands of Juventus and ChievoVerona towards the end of January, Lazio managed to put their 2016/2017 competitive season back on track. They managed a hard-fought 1-2 win at Inter in the Coppa Italia and followed this up with a ridiculous 2-6 victory at Pescara in the Serie A a fortnight ago. The Biancocelesti were unable to follow this up with another win, as they conceded a late equaliser against AC Milan last time out and had to settle for a 1-1 draw. This leaves Simone Inzaghi’s side only in 6th spot in the Serie A table with 44 points under their belts after 24 rounds, just one point behind the top five. Scoring goals hasn’t been a problem for Lazio this season, as they hold one of the best offensive records in the division with 42 goals scored in 24 rounds. Ciro Immobile has been sensational in front of goal throughout this Serie A campaign, as the 26-year-old striker is currently leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 12 goals in his 23 league appearances. Felipe Anderson has also played a vital part in Lazio’s performances throughout this campaign, helping the team with two goals and seven assists. Away from home, the Biancocelesti have only lost two of their last nine away games in all competitions, and are currently on a two-game winning streak.

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Empoli Team News

Manuel Pasqual, Manuel Pucciarelli, Levan Mchedlidze, Assane Diousse El Hadji and Andrea Costa are all doubts.

Lazio Team News

Federico Marchetti is the only injury absentee for Lazio ahead of this trip.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Lazio are huge favourites to win here, but Empoli have been a tough nut to crack on home soil over the past few weeks. They have only conceded once in their last four home Serie A fixtures and all of these games have ended with under 2.5 goals. I’m expecting another low-scoring affair, but I’m also backing Empoli to pick up at least one point in this one.

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Under 2.5 goals at 17/20

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

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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.7

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

7

Draw

3

Lost

0
D A

24-02-2018

Serie B

Cittadella Team Logo Cittadella

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

27-02-2018

Serie B

Avellino Team Logo Avellino

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

11-03-2018

Serie B

Entella Team Logo Entella

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Serie B

Venezia Team Logo Venezia

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

25-03-2018

Serie B

Pescara Team Logo Pescara

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

29-03-2018

Serie B

Salernitana Team Logo Salernitana

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 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)

Lazio Form Guide

Lazio Team Logo

Lazio

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
D H

08-03-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Dynamo Kyiv Team Logo Dynamo Kyiv

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

11-03-2018

Serie A

Cagliari Team Logo Cagliari

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

15-03-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Dynamo Kyiv Team Logo Dynamo Kyiv

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

18-03-2018

Serie A

Bologna Team Logo Bologna

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

31-03-2018

Serie A

Benevento Team Logo Benevento

FT 6 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

05-04-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Salzburg Team Logo Salzburg

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

08-04-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

12-04-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Salzburg Team Logo Salzburg

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

15-04-2018

Serie A

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

18-04-2018

Serie A

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 3 - 4

(HT 2 - 2)

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

Lazio Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

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 Lazio Sidelined Players

Empoli
9 Levan Mchedlidze Injured
Lazio
22 Federico Marchetti Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Lukasz Skorupski 187 84
6 CD Giuseppe Bellusci 185 75
2 LB Vincent Laurini 173 72
15 CD Andrea Costa 182 73
21 RB Manuel Pasqual 178 71
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
7 CF Massimo Maccarone 180 70
20 CF Manuel Pucciarelli 174 63
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Thomas Strakosha 186 78
8 LB Dusan Basta 183 72
2 CD Wesley Hoedt 192 82
13 CD Wallace 191 78
26 RB Stefan Daniel Radu 183 79
19 CM Senad Lulic 183 76
20 CM Lucas Biglia 178 77
16 CM Marco Parolo 184 75
10 LF Felipe Anderson 178 65
17 CF Ciro Immobile 185 78
21 RF Sergej Milinkovic-Savic 192 81