Atalanta vs Empoli
Italian Serie A
Date: 17 March 2023, Friday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo).
Atalanta will be looking to finally score a goal on Friday night after failing to do so in three consecutive Serie A outings. They play host to bottom-half strugglers Empoli in Matchday No 27 at Gewiss Stadium.
This is one of the last trains to catch for Gianpiero Gasperini and his men in their potential battle for the Champions League positions.
La Dea took only a single point from the previous four league affairs and are now six points shy of AC Milan in fourth place.
To be fair, Atalanta did have a tough schedule in recent weeks, including the clashes against Lazio, AC Milan, and leaders Napoli in the previous three away outings.
La Dea did nothing to threaten the sovereign leaders six days ago at Stadio Diego SArmando Maradona.
Nevertheless, we do expect the hosts to bounce back here against Empoli who have not been pulling up any trees of late.
Paolo Zanetti’s men are winless in seven straight league games and they have suffered the third consecutive defeat last Saturday by falling 0-1 at home to Udinese.
Empoli have found the back of the net just once in the previous three league affairs. They have generally been struggling to perform on travels since the beginning of the season, winning just 2 of 13 Serie A outings away from home.
Atalanta vs Empoli Head-to-head
- The draw was the most common of the outcomes in the history of the head to head encounters between these counterparts, happening 9 times in their previous 23 meetings.
- Atalanta won just three of the previous eleven home clashes against Empoli.
- Just one of the last four H2H outings between these rivals saw goals scored at both ends.
Atalanta vs Empoli Prediction
This match is an ideal opportunity for Atalanta to rebound from recent failures and claim an important three-pointer in the battle for the top-four finish in Serie A.
Empoli lost three matches on the spin, scoring just one goal in the process. The main bet is Atalanta to win to nil at the 2.50 odds, while the braver tipsters can chase the 2-0 correct score option at the odds of 7.50.
Atalanta vs Empoli Betting Tips
Atalanta to win to nil @ 2.50 (6/4)
Correct Score: Atalanta 2-0 @ 7.50 (13/2) odd.