Atalanta vs Empoli
Italian Serie A
Date: Monday, 15 April 2019
Kick-Off 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Bergamo).
Atalanta host Empoli in the last game of the round on Monday evening at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo.
The match has a massive importance for both teams. The hosts are in search for points which might push them into the top-four in the league ladder, while Azzurri are desperate for salvation points after they dropped down into the red zone last weekend.
Empoli fell 3-2 away at Udinese last Sunday at Dacia Arena, a result which combined with Bologna’s home win over Chievo, pushed Azzurri into the danger area. They are now two points shy of Bologna in the safe zone and desperately need points here.
However, it is really hard to believe Empoli can do much to prevent a defeat against the likes of Atalanta who enjoy a stellar form coming into this one.
Atalanta vs Empoli: Head-to-head
Draw was the most frequent of outcomes in a short head to head history between these two outfits.
It happened eight times coming into teams’ landmark 20th meeting.
Empoli ended Atalanta’s two-win streak with a 3-2 in the first half of the season in late-November last year.
Atalanta vs Empoli: Prediction
La Dea are lock on points with fourth-placed Milan and their fans have full right to dream of the Champions League anthem in Bergamo. Atalanta bagged seven goals in two straight wins over Parma and Bologna before they held Inter Milan to a goalless draw last weekend at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Gianpiero Gasperini’s men have a fine home record with 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in 25 league outings at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia this season. They are up against a team which won 0, drew 4 and lost 11 of 15 away matches in the league.
Empoli did improve their displays under new manager Aurelio Andreazzolli of late in spite of a rather complicated schedule, but it is really hard to believe they can do much here against heavy favourites Atalanta.
Atalanta vs Empoli: Bet Tips
Atalanta to win & Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.75 (7/4)
Duvan Zapata to score anytime @ 1.61 (8/13).