Empoli vs Bologna
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli).
Empoli host Bologna in an affair which has ingredients of a relegation six-pointer even though we are still in the early stages of the season. With just two points separating the two teams on the brink of the drop zone, we have reasons to say a win here has a bigger importance for both sides.
Azzurri, who instantly returned to the top flight football after spending last year in Serie B, have been in good touch lately. They started the campaign in a poor fashion, but the managerial change brought the much-needed positive shock. Giuseppe Iachini has a fantastic record of two wins and a draw in three matches in charge of Empoli. Can he maintain such trend and pick up another three-pointer on Sunday afternoon against fellow strugglers Bologna?
Empoli vs Bologna: Head-to-head
The draw was by far the most frequent of outcomes in the history of head to head encounters between the two teams.
It happened on 6 occasions in 12 games as outfits snatched thee wins apiece in remaining ties.
Bologna only managed to score one goal in six away matches against Empoli (2 losses and 4 draws).
Empoli vs Bologna: Prediction
Striker Francesco Caputo is enjoying a fantastic form ahead of the Bologna tie. He bagged a goal in four of last five league games for Empoli and he will no doubts be the main threat to the visitors’ goal on Sunday.
Rossoblu are averaging almost two conceded goals per game on travels this term. They allowed 12 goals in last five league matches on the road which is why we expect Caputo to keep his stellar spell of form going here.
Nevertheless, Filippo Inzaghi’s men ended their negative streak last weekend when they stormed past Crotone 3-0 at home. Riccardo Orsolini was one of the main catalysts for the victory as he notched a brace on the occasion.
All of Empoli’s last six games in Serie A saw three or more goals scored and both teams on the scoreline. Based on everything written above, we have to try with the home win & BTTS at the 4.00 odds here.
Empoli vs Bologna: Bet Tips
Empoli to win & BTTS @ 4.00 (3/1)
Francesco Caputo to score anytime @ 2.25 (5/4).