Atalanta vs Empoli
Italian Serie A
Date: 21 May 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo).
Atalanta will close their underwhelming Serie A campaign on Saturday evening when they host bottom-half Empoli in Gameweek 38.
La Dea can only jump above Fiorentina at the seventh place of the Serie A standings at the very best going into the final day fixture.
This means that Gianpiero Gasperini’s men will not play either Champions League or Europa League next year. If Fiorentina beat Juventus on the final day at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Atalanta will not even play Conference League.
Nevertheless, La Dea are still widely considered heavy favorites against Empoli here. Part of this comes as a consequence of Empoli’s horrendous form on travels.
The team led by Aurelio Andreazzoli are winless in eleven straight matches on the road in all competitions. They will travel to Bergamo off the back of four subsequent defeats away from home.
Also, Empoli’s back line looked horrendous in the last several weeks. Andreazzoli’s troops shipped seven goals in the back-to-back losses to Torino and Inter Milan before playing a 1-1 draw to relegation-threatened Salernitana last weekend.
The fact that Empoli allowed as many as 29 attempts towards their goals last Saturday at home against Salernitana says enough about their defensive line.
We all know that Atalanta are capable of scoring loads against any team in this division, particularly when they are given enough space.
Atalanta vs Empoli Head-to-head
- Atalanta won the reverse fixture against Empoli 1-4 away from home in the first half of the season.
- Interestingly, six of the previous ten head to head meetings between these two sides in Bergamo ended without a winner.
- Three of the previous five H2H matches saw the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score option coming in.
Atalanta vs Empoli Prediction
Atalanta are 1.22 favorites here but we have to take these odds with precaution knowing they have won only 4 of 18 league outings at Gewiss Stadium this season.
This is why we will rather back La Dea to Win & Both Teams To Score as the main pick at the odds of 2.20, expecting a very high-scoring scenario on the final day of the season in Bergamo.
Atalanta vs Empoli Betting Tips
Atalanta to Win & Both Teams To Score @ 2.20 (6/5)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11) odd.