Empoli vs Udinese Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Empoli vs Udinese Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Empoli will look to extend their unbeaten streak in the Serie A to three games when they welcome Udinese at the Stadio Carlo Castellani on Sunday afternoon. Empoli managed a goalless away draw at Sampdoria last weekend, with Levan Mchedlidze missing a penalty in the first half for GIovanni Martusciello’s team. On the contrary, Udinese lost 0-1 at home at the hands of Roma last time out, conceding the goal in the first 12 minutes of the game. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Empoli Preview

Empoli have been struggling at the bottom of the table all this Serie A campaign, but they have improved significantly over the past month. The Tuscans have only lost once in their last five games in the Serie A and are currently on a two-game unbeaten run. Their solid defence has been Empoli’s secret for their recent good run of form, as the Azzurri kept four clean sheets in their last five games in the Serie A. Empoli currently stand in 17th place in the league table with 18 points to their name after 20 rounds, eight points clear off the drop zone. Scoring goals has definitely been Empoli’s biggest problem throughout this Serie A campaign, as they hold the worst offensive record in the division with just 11 goals scored in 20 league fixtures. Massimo Maccarone and Levan Mchedlidze have been Empoli’s most influential players on the pitch so far this season, scoring three goals each. The good news is that Empoli looked much better on home soil recently, winning the last two home fixtures in the Serie A and keeping a clean sheet in each of these. The most worrying fact is that the Tuscans are winless in the last five home meetings with Udinese in the Serie A, losing two and drawing three in the process.

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Udinese Preview

On the contrary, Udinese were on a four-game unbeaten streak in the Serie A towards the end of 2016, but they kicked off the new year in a disappointing manner. The Zebrette enter the fray on the back of a two-game losing streak in the Serie A, which includes a narrow 0-1 home defeat at the hands of Roma last time out. They find themselves in 11th place in the Serie A table tied on 25 points with the 12th-placed ChievoVerona, 12 points off the top five. Udinese managed a decent tally of 25 goals in 20 league fixtures, but they struggled at the other end of the field. The Zebrette have already conceded 27 goals in 20 rounds, which is one of the worst defensive records in the division. Cyril Thereau has been Udinese’s most dangerous player in front of goal so far this season, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 8 goals and 2 assists in his 17 league appearances. Duvan Zapata has also enjoyed a decent Serie A campaign, helping the team with 5 goals and one assist in his 20 appearances. Their recent away form has been decent, as Udinese have only lost once in their last five away league fixtures. In addition, the Zebrette are unbeaten in their last five visits to the Stadio Carlo Castellani, winning two and drawing three in the process.

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Empoli Team News

Federico Barba and Marco Zambelli are both missing through injury, while Giuseppe Bellusci and Riccardo Saponara are both doubts. In addition, Assane Dousse El Hadji is out through suspension.

Udinese Team News

Silvan Widmer is out through a head injury, while Francesco Lodi is a doubt.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Although they have conceded plenty of goals on the road so far this season, Udinese looked decent away from home recently and I think they should be able to pick up at least one point from this trip. Furthermore, Udinese are undefeated in their last five visits to the Stadio Carlo Castellani, winning two and drawing three in the process.

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Both teams to score - No at 3/4

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

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

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

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

AVG Goals

0.8

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

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
D H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Pro Vercelli Team Logo Pro Vercelli

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Udinese Form Guide

Udinese Team Logo

Udinese

Won

1

Draw

5

Lost

4
D H

30-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Al-Wehda Team Logo Al-Wehda

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Al Hilal Team Logo Al Hilal

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

11-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Benevento Team Logo Benevento

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

19-08-2018

Serie A

Parma Calcio 1913 Team Logo Parma Calcio 1913

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

26-08-2018

Serie A

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

02-09-2018

Serie A

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

07-09-2018

Club Friendlies

NK Celje Team Logo NK Celje

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

16-09-2018

Serie A

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Empoli Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

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

Udinese Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

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 Udinese Sidelined Players

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