Fiorentina vs Empoli Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Fiorentina vs Empoli Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Fiorentina will be aiming to continue their push for a European place when they welcome Empoli at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Saturday afternoon. Fiorentina fought back from one-goal down twice to secure a 2-2 away draw at Sampdoria last weekend thanks to goals from Gonzalo Rodriguez and Khouma Babacar. Meanwhile, Empoli only managed a 1-1 home draw against Pescara last time out despite they took an early lead through Omar El Kaddouri. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Fiorentina should have no problems to grab all three points in this one as they are unbeaten in 15 home league fixtures this season, while Empoli have only won one of their 15 away league games. In addition, Fiorentina are undefeated in their eight home meetings with Empoli across all competitions, scoring at least two goals in six of these.

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Fiorentina Preview

Fiorentina have enjoyed a solid run of form over the past month, having won three and draw three of their last six games in the Serie A. La Viola were on a three-game winning streak in the Serie A prior to their hard-fought 2-2 away draw at Sampdoria last time out. Fiorentina looked very solid at the back over the past few weeks, having kept a clean sheet in four of their last five league outings. Actually, they have one of the meanest defences in the division with just 39 goals conceded in 31 league games. At the other end of the pitch, La Viola managed an impressive tally of 49 goals in 31 rounds, including 14 from their topscorer Nikola Kalinic. Federico Bernardeschi and Khouma Babacar have also enjoyed a decent Serie A campaign, as the pair bagged 17 goals and four assists between them. Fiorentina have been impeccable on home soil throughout this Serie A campaign as they are undefeated in 15 home league fixtures, winning eight and drawing seven in the process. Their sole home defeat over the past four months was a 2-4 loss at the hands of Borussia Moenchengladbach back in the middle of February in the Europa League. The good news is that Fiorentina are undefeated in their eight home meetings with Empoli across all competitions, winning six and drawing twice in the process.

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Empoli Preview

On the contrary, Empoli have endured a terrible run of form over the past two months, losing eight and drawing twice in their last ten games in the Serie A. The Azzurri were on a seven-game losing streak in the Serie A prior to their 1-1 home draw at the lowly Pescara last weekend. This leaves Empoli only in 17th spot in the Serie A table with 23 points under their belts after 31 rounds, just three points clear of the relegation zone. Scoring goals has definitely been Empoli’s main issue throughout this Serie A campaign, as they hold the worst attacking record in the division with just 18 goals scored in 31 league games. Levan Mchedlidze and Massimo Maccarone have been Empoli’s most prolific players in front of goal so far this season, as the pair bagged nine goals and one assist between them. Away from home, Empoli have only won once in their 15 league trips so far this season and are currently on a nine-game winless streak. The most worrying fact is that Empoli have only scored two goals in their last ten away games in the Serie A.

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Fiorentina Team News

Bartlomiej Dragowski, Matias Vecino and Giuseppe Scalera are all doubts ahead of this clash.

Empoli Team News

Uros Cosic is the only injury absentee for Empoli ahead of this trip.

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

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

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Fiorentina Form Guide

Fiorentina Team Logo

Fiorentina

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

03-04-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

07-04-2018

Serie A

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

15-04-2018

Serie A

SPAL 2013 Team Logo SPAL 2013

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

18-04-2018

Serie A

Lazio Team Logo Lazio

FT 3 - 4

(HT 2 - 2)

L A

21-04-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

26-04-2018

Club Friendlies

Signa 1914

FT 13 - 0

(HT 6 - 0)

W H

29-04-2018

Serie A

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

13-05-2018

Serie A

Cagliari Team Logo Cagliari

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

20-05-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

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)

Fiorentina Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.7

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

Fiorentina vs Empoli Sidelined Players

Fiorentina
Empoli
24 Uros Cosic Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Ciprian Tatarusanu 194 89
13 CD Davide Astori 188 80
40 CD Nenad Tomovic 184 81
6 CD Carlos Sanchez 182 82
21 AM Riccardo Saponara 184 73
16 RM Cristian Tello Herrera 178 66
10 AM Federico Bernardeschi 183 75
20 CM Borja Valero 175 73
8 CM Matias Vecino 189 80
25 LM Federico Chiesa 175 70
9 CF Nikola Kalinic 187 81
No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Lukasz Skorupski 187 84
13 LB Frederic Veseli 183 80
19 CD Federico Barba 188 85
6 CD Giuseppe Bellusci 185 75
21 RB Manuel Pasqual 178 71
33 CDM Rade Krunic 184 74
77 CDM Marcel Buechel 175 69
11 CDM Daniele Croce 175 68
10 CM Omar El Kaddouri 187 74
9 CF Levan Mchedlidze 192 84
27 CF Mame Baba Thiam 185 -