Empoli vs Lecce
Italian Serie A
Date: 3 April 2023, Monday
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli).
Both Empoli and Lecce will be hoping to terminate their respective horrendous losing streaks on Monday afternoon when they come across each other in Gameweek No 28 at Stadio Carlo Castellani.
Both teams will enter the tie off the back of four consecutive defeats. They still sit right next to each other in the bottom half of the Serie A table with only a single point between them, but are still on a safe distance from the relegation area.
Empoli produced yet another wobbly display before the international break as they fell 2-1 away at Atalanta, dropping an early lead and allowing the counterparts as many as 27 attempts in Bergamo.
Paolo Zanetti’s troops have really been struggling to create chances of late. They only scored two goals in the last four league games.
Lecce have been even worse offensively in the last month. They have failed to find the back of the net at all in four successive defeats.
The latest has come two weeks ago at the hands of Fiorentina (1-0) as Marco Baroni’s squad barely had a look at the rivaling goal at Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Nonetheless, we still have to say that Lecce won two and lost two of the last four away games in the league. They are 1.53 to avoid a defeat here against Empoli who are winless in four straight home outings.
Empoli vs Lecce Head-to-head
- The draw has been the most frequent of the outcomes in the short history of this matchup, happening in five of eleven head to head clashes.
- Empoli are unbeaten in five home games against Lecce, winning three and drawing two in the process.
- Both teams were on target in each of the previous four head to head matches.
Empoli vs Lecce Prediction
This is the clash between fellow strugglers who have had huge problems in both creativity and efficiency of late. The Under 2.5 goals FT has to be the main betting option in these circumstances.
The draw was the most common of the outcomes in the head to head history between these two rivals and we’ll go down this route once again, knowing neither will enter the game in high spirits. You can chase the 1-1 correct score bet at the 6.00 odds.
Empoli vs Lecce Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13)
Correct Score: Draw 1-1 @ 6.00 (5/1) odd.