Inter vs Empoli Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Inter vs Empoli Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Inter and Empoli will square off at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday afternoon, with both teams will look to get back to winning ways in the Serie A. Inter were beaten 1-0 on the road at Juventus last weekend despite the fact that they had a better ball possession than the Old Lady. Meanwhile, Empoli managed a 1-1 home draw against Torino last time out, with Manuel Pucciarelli scoring the equaliser just before the break for Giovanni Martusciello’s men. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview. 

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Inter Preview

Inter were on an impeccable ten-game winning streak across all competitions between the beginning of December 2016 to the end of January 2017, but they now enter the fray on the back of two consecutive defeats. The Nerazzurri were beaten 1-2 at home by Lazio in the Coppa Italia towards the end of January and followed this up with another narrow 1-0 defeat at Juventus last time out in the Serie A. Despite their recent loss at the hands of the Old Lady, Inter still sit in 5th place in the standings tied on 42 points with the 6th-placed Atalanta. Inter haven’t had problems in finding the back of the net throughout the season, as they managed a decent tally of 37 goals in 23 league outings. Mauro Icardi has been Inter’s most prolific player in front of goal so far this season, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 15 goals in his 23 league appearances. Ivan Perisic has also played a vital part in Inter’s performances throughout this Serie A campaign, helping the team with seven goals and two assists in his 22 appearances in the Serie A. On home soil, Inter were on a ten-game winning streak across all competitions prior to their 1-2 defeat against Lazio in their most recent home fixture. In addition, Inter have won the last six home meetings with Empoli in all competitions, scoring at least two goals in five of these. 

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Empoli Preview

Empoli, on the flip side, looked pretty well in this early part of the new year, losing just once in their last five Serie A games after the winter break. They were beaten 4-1 on the road at Crotone a fortnight ago but managed to snatch a point from their 1-1 home draw against Torino last weekend. The Azzurri find themselves only in 17th spot in the Serie A table, but they are eight points clear of the relegation zone. Their inability to find the back of the net has been Empoli’s main issue throughout the season, as they hold the worst offensive record in the division with just 14 goals scored in 23 rounds. Levan Mchedlidze has been Empoli’s most dangerous player in front of goal this season, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 5 goals under his belt. It’s obvious that Empoli should rely on their defence in this game, and they looked good at the back over the past few weeks, keeping three clean sheets in their last five league outings. Empoli aren’t regarded as good travellers, as they have only won once in their eleven away league outings and scored just six goals in the process. The bad news is that Empoli are winless in their last six visits to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, conceding at least two goals in five of these. 

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Inter Team News

Ionut Radu is a doubt, but Marcelo Brozovic is missing through injury. In addition, Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic are both out through suspension.

Empoli Team News

Federico Barba is a doubt, but Giuseppe Bellusci is missing through suspension.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Inter should be able to grab all three points in this one and to keep a clean sheet, as Empoli looked short going forward throughout the season. Actually, Empoli have only scored six goals in their eleven away games in the Serie A this season. Furthermore, Inter have won the last six home meetings with Empoli in all competitions, having scored at least two goals in five of these. 

Inter Clean Sheet - Yes at 4/5

Both teams to score - No at 7/10


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

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

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Inter Form Guide

Inter Team Logo

Inter

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

31-03-2018

Serie A

Hellas Verona Team Logo Hellas Verona

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

04-04-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Serie A

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Serie A

Atalanta Team Logo Atalanta

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-04-2018

Serie A

Cagliari Team Logo Cagliari

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

22-04-2018

Serie A

ChievoVerona Team Logo ChievoVerona

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-05-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L H

12-05-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

20-05-2018

Serie A

Lazio Team Logo Lazio

FT 2 - 3

(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)

Inter Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 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

Inter vs Empoli Sidelined Players

Inter
77 Marcelo Brozovic Injured
44 Ivan Perisic Suspended
9 Mauro Icardi Suspended
Empoli
21 Manuel Pasqual Injured
15 Andrea Costa Injured
6 Giuseppe Bellusci Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Samir Handanovic 193 88
33 RB Danilo D'Ambrosio 185 75
24 LB Jeison Murillo 184 70
25 CD Miranda 186 76
17 CD Gary Medel 172 71
5 CDM Roberto Gagliardini 188 77
87 CM Antonio Candreva 180 72
7 CDM Geoffrey Kondogbia 188 77
6 CM Joao Mario 178 73
23 CM Eder 179 72
8 CF Rodrigo Palacio 176 65
No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Lukasz Skorupski 187 84
13 LB Frederic Veseli 183 80
24 CD Uros Cosic 187 76
4 CD Federico Dimarco 174 78
2 RB Vincent Laurini 173 72
8 CDM Assane Diousse 183 77
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