Empoli vs Sassuolo Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

Referee: Unknown

Kickoff: 14:00 Hrs

Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani

Home

Sun 30 Apr 2017

Away
2 0 12

Finished

3 0 3

This preview has expired...

Empoli vs Sassuolo Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Empoli and Sassuolo will be facing each other at the Stadio Carlo Castellani on Sunday afternoon, with both sides looking to extend their unbeaten streak in the Serie A. Empoli managed an unexpected 1-2 victory on the road at AC Milan last weekend thanks to goals from Levan Mchedlidze and Mame Thiam. Sassuolo, on the flip side, fought back from one-goal down to secure a 2-2 home draw against SSC Napoli last time out, with Domenico Berardi and Luca Mazzitelli getting on the scoresheet for Eusebio Di Francesco’s men. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.  

£10 free bet for life with 21Bet here

Betting Predictions and Tips

Empoli have enjoyed a good run of form of late, but their home form has been terrible. They are winless in the last five home league games, conceding at least two goals in three of these. On the contrary, Sassuolo proved to be a tough nut to crack on the road over the past three months, losing just once in their last six league trips. It’s difficult to predict the winner, but it should be goals in this one as six of the last seven meetings between these two sides have seen at least three goals scored.

Over 2.5 goals at 4/5

Sassuolo Draw No Bet at 13/8

Empoli Preview

Empoli were on a ten-game winless streak in the Serie A between the end of January to the beginning of April, but they managed some impressive results recently. The Azzurri enter the fray on the back of two incredible 1-2 away victories at Fiorentina and AC Milan. Empoli still sit on the first spot above the drop zone, but they now have five more points than the 18th-placed Crotone. Scoring goals has been Empoli’s biggest problem throughout this Serie A campaign as they hold the worst attacking record in the division with just 22 goals scored in 33 league fixtures. Their topscorer is Levan Mchedlidze with six goals under his belt, while Massimo Maccarone has helped the team with four goals and two assists in his 23 league appearances. At home, the Azzurri are winless in their last five home games in the Serie A, conceding at least two goals in three of these. The good news is that Empoli have won their last two home meetings with Sassuolo in the Serie A, scoring four goals and conceding just once in the process. Head-to-head, Empoli have suffered defeats in their most recent two games against Sassuolo, conceding three goals in each of these.

Grosvenor sportsbook free bet

Sassuolo Preview

Meanwhile, Sassuolo have only won once in their last eight games in the Serie A, but they proved to be a difficult team to beat recently. Their recent form has seen them drawing against two in-form sides in the shape of Atalanta and SSC Napoli and winning 2-1 over Sampdoria. This leaves Sassuolo in 14th place in the standings with 36 points under their belts after 33 league games, twelve points clear of the bottom three, which means they have nothing left to play for until the end of the season. Sassuolo managed an impressive tally of 42 goals in 33 rounds this season, but they really struggled at the other end of the field. The Neroverdi have conceded 52 goals this season, which is one of the worst defensive records in the division. Actually, they have kept just two clean sheets in their last 15 games across all competitions. The most surprising thing is that Sassuolo have only lost once in their last six league trips, which was a 3-1 defeat on the road at the second-placed Roma. Head-to-head, Sassuolo have won three of their last five meetings with Empoli in the Serie A, scoring three goals in each of these. Gregoire Defrel is Sassuolo’s topscorer with nine goals under his belt, while Alessandro Matri and Lorenzo Pellegrini have bagged twelve goals and six assists between them.

Get Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 here

Empoli Team News

Marcel Buchel is a doubt, but Uros Cosic is still out with a knee injury.

Sassuolo Team News

Gianluca Pegolo is missing through injury, while Marcello Gazzola is a doubt.

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 Sassuolo

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

Sassuolo scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Empoli

AVG Goals

1.5

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)

Sassuolo Form Guide

Sassuolo Team Logo

Sassuolo

Won

3

Draw

5

Lost

2
L A

18-02-2018

Serie A

Bologna Team Logo Bologna

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

25-02-2018

Serie A

Lazio Team Logo Lazio

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

11-03-2018

Serie A

SPAL 2013 Team Logo SPAL 2013

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

17-03-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

24-03-2018

Club Friendlies

Bassano Virtus Team Logo Bassano Virtus

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

31-03-2018

Serie A

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

04-04-2018

Serie A

ChievoVerona Team Logo ChievoVerona

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-04-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

15-04-2018

Serie A

Benevento Team Logo Benevento

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

18-04-2018

Serie A

Hellas Verona Team Logo Hellas Verona

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

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

Sassuolo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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 Sassuolo Sidelined Players

Empoli
24 Uros Cosic Injured
77 Marcel Buechel Injured
9 Levan Mchedlidze Injured
Sassuolo
1 Alberto Pomini Injured
79 Gianluca Pegolo Injured
23 Marcello Gazzola Injured
7 Simone Missiroli Injured
6 Lorenzo Pellegrini Injured

Head to Head
page 1 of 2

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
19 CD Federico Barba 188 85
21 RB Manuel Pasqual 178 71
33 CDM Rade Krunic 184 74
8 CDM Assane Diousse 183 77
10 CM Omar El Kaddouri 187 74
88 CDM Andres Tello 181 65
20 CF Manuel Pucciarelli 174 63
27 CF Mame Baba Thiam 185 -
No. Pos Player M kg
47 GK Andrea Consigli 187 74
55 CD Timo Letschert 179 70
15 CD Francesco Acerbi 185 77
13 RB Federico Peluso 186 73
98 LB Claud Adjapong 180 74
32 CM Alfred Duncan 178 78
12 CM Stefano Sensi 168 62
21 CM Alberto Aquilani 186 77
25 LF Domenico Berardi 176 72
10 CF Alessandro Matri 183 80
27 RF Federico Ricci 172 63