Chievo vs Empoli
Italy – Serie B
Date: Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona)
The Yellow and Blues are currently on a three-match winning run in the league. They will face Empoli for a chance to play in the Play-Off semis this Tuesday. Even though the recent clashes between them were draws, the home side will have the advantage of playing in their own backyard.
Empoli has the chance to get back to the top tier if they managed to win the Play-Offs. They finished 7th in the table with just two points between them and the upcoming opposition. But for a team that has experience playing in Serie A they did poorly. The last league action saw them win away from home against the relegated Livorno. This was their second win in five games and the rest of those were defeats.
Chievo vs Empoli: Head-to-head (h2h)
- All four previous meetings between them were consecutive draws.
- Both sides found the back of the net in all three latest clashes across all venues.
- Verona remains unbeaten in eight previous head to head matches on the trot.
- They are also unbeaten at this ground in meetings held since 2000.
- Both sides scored in the majority of their five recent matches here.
Chievo vs Empoli: Prediction
The home side has been dominating these rivals for over two decades at this ground. The last and only time Empoli won a competitive head to head match here was back in 1997. But the majority of the games between them saw both of them share the points. In the 13 games here the hosts only picked up five wins, with only two wins coming after 2010. At the same time, Chievo has a four-match unbeaten run going on here. So I think the home team will pick up all three points in this one.
Both of the sides managed to score in three recent clashes at this ground. The hosts have never failed to score in eight of their last ten home matches in the league. The Blues also showed their attacking talent in the recent away game against Salernitana. So I expect goals at both ends of the filed on Tuesday.
Chievo vs Empoli: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 2.00 (1/1).
The home team to win @ 1.65 (7/11).