Palermo vs Empoli Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 19:50 Hrs

Venue: Stadio Renzo Barbera

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Palermo vs Empoli Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Empoli will be looking to secure their Serie A status when they travel to the Stadio Renzo Barbera to take on the already-relegated Palermo on Sunday night. Palermo were beaten 2-0 on the road at the fellow relegated Pescara last weekend, with Diego Bortoluzzi’s men conceding a goal in each half. Meanwhile, Empoli suffered a narrow 0-1 home loss at the hands of Atalanta despite the fact that they had several goalscoring opportunities. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Empoli badly need a victory here to secure their Serie A status while Palermo are already relegated to the Serie B. I’m confident that they can pick up three crucial points here, but I’m not expecting an entertaining affair. The previous four meetings between these two have seen few than one goal scored.

Under 2.5 goals at 11/10

Both teams to score - No at 1/1

 

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Palermo saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

Empoli have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played against Palermo

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Palermo Form Guide

Palermo Team Logo

Palermo

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W A

18-05-2018

Serie B

Salernitana Team Logo Salernitana

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

06-06-2018

Serie B Promotion Playoff

Venezia Team Logo Venezia

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-06-2018

Serie B Promotion Playoff

Venezia Team Logo Venezia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-06-2018

Serie B Promotion Playoff

Frosinone Team Logo Frosinone

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

16-06-2018

Serie B Promotion Playoff

Frosinone Team Logo Frosinone

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Coppa Italia

L.R. Vicenza Virtus Team Logo L.R. Vicenza Virtus

FT 8 - 7

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Cagliari Team Logo Cagliari

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

25-08-2018

Serie B

Salernitana Team Logo Salernitana

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

31-08-2018

Serie B

Cremonese Team Logo Cremonese

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

16-09-2018

Serie B

Foggia Team Logo Foggia

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Palermo Preview

Palermo were on a three-game unbeaten streak in the Serie A before losing 2-0 on the road at Pescara last time out. Although, Palermo’s fate have been sealed for a while as they only collected 23 points from their 37 league outings this season. The Rosanero looked poor at both ends of the field throughout this Serie A campaign, but their biggest problems have been at the back. They have conceded 76 goals in 37 rounds, which is the second worst defensive record in the division. Although they are already relegated to Serie B, Palermo looked very solid on home soil over the past month as they are unbeaten in three home league fixtures without conceding a single goal in this term. The bad news is that Palermo are winless in their three home meetings with Empoli in the Serie A, scoring just once in the process. Head-to-head, Palermo are winless in their last seven meetings with Empoli across all competitions, scoring just two goals in this term. Ilija Nestorovski has been Palermo’s most dangerous player in front of goal so far this season, as he is the club’s top scorer with ten goals and three assists under his belt.

Palermo Team News

Alessandro Gazzi, Carlos Apna Embalo, Thiago Rangel Cionek and Slobodan Rajkovic are all doubts ahead of this tie.

Empoli Preview

Meanwhile, Empoli’s recent form has been awful as they suffered three defeats in their last four league outings. Despite this poor run of form, they still have chances to secure their Serie A status as they sit in 17th in the standings, just one point clear of 18th-placed Crotone. This means that anything other than a win here combined with a Crotone victory against Lazio will see Empoli play in the Serie B next season. Empoli’s main issue throughout the season has been their inefficient attack as they hold the worst attacking record in the division, scoring just 28 goals in 37 rounds. Empoli’s top scorer is Levan Mchedlidze with just six goals under his belt in his 15 league appearances. The veteran striker Massimo Maccarone has also played a vital role in Empoli’s performances throughout the season, helping the team with five goals and two assists. Empoli can count on their recent away form in the Serie A, as they managed two impressive 1-2 wins at Fiorentina and AC Milan before losing 3-2 at Cagliari in their most recent league trip. Furthermore, Empoli are undefeated in their last three visits to the Stadio Renzo Barbera, conceding just once in this term.

Empoli Team News

Jose Agustin Mauri is a doubt, but Marcel Buchel and Omar El Kaddouri are both missing through suspension.

Palermo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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

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

Palermo vs Empoli Sidelined Players

Palermo
5 Slobodan Rajkovic Injured
2 Roberto Vitiello Injured
11 Carlos Embalo Injured
Empoli
28 Lukasz Skorupski Injured
77 Marcel Buechel Suspended
10 Omar El Kaddouri Suspended

Head to Head
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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
68 GK Andrea Fulignati 189 77
15 CD Thiago Cionek 184 81
12 CD Giancarlo Gonzalez 186 78
6 CD Edoardo Goldaniga 188 79
3 LM Andrea Rispoli 187 78
61 CM Gennaro Ruggiero 179 74
28 CM Mato Jajalo 181 78
18 CM Ivailo Chochev 188 74
19 RM Haitam Aleesami 183 80
30 CF Ilija Nestorovski 182 74
23 CF Alessandro Diamanti 180 73
No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Alberto Pelagotti 193 93
2 LB Vincent Laurini 173 72
6 CD Giuseppe Bellusci 185 75
15 CD Andrea Costa 182 73
21 RB Manuel Pasqual 178 71
33 CDM Rade Krunic 184 74
8 CDM Assane Diousse 183 77
11 CDM Daniele Croce 175 68
17 CM Miha Zajc 180 76
27 CF Mame Baba Thiam 185 -
7 CF Massimo Maccarone 180 70