Empoli vs Napoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 3rd April 2019
Kick-off at 18.00 UK/ 19.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli).
A lop-sided game in every sense. Both teams come from either extreme end of the league table, but contrary to usual, only one of them is under pressure to perform. Napoli holds a healthy lead at the second spot in league standings, while the title is almost out of their grasps.
Whereas Empoli is in the relegation zone, and the next three teams above them are in better form than them. With nine rounds remaining in the competition, it’s do-or-die for the players. For that, firstly, their defense needs to be put in order. So far, the backline has not been reliable at all and has conceded the second-most number of goals in the league, trumped only by the dead-last Chievo.
Empoli vs Napoli Head-to-head (h2h)
- Napoli won the last four games in a row.
- Napoli has a scoring streak going on for the last eight meetings.
- Empoli has conceded two or more goals in the last seven straight h2h encounters.
- At this venue, the visitors have scored twice or more in the last three ties.
- The reverse fixture for this game ended in a 5-1 win for Napoli.
Empoli vs Napoli Prediction
Napoli has almost ensured participation in next year’s Champions League and is the odds-on favorite to take the runner-up spot in the league. On the other hand, Empoli is still trying to avoid relegation, and with 27 points left to play for in the Serie A, is a doubt to participate in the next edition.
Moreover, Napoli has won the last four straight h2h meetings, and the last time Empoli won such a match was four years back. Also, Napoli was unbeaten in 28 of their last 33 games, whereas Empoli was winless in 12 of their last 15 ties.
Expect a comfortable win for the team from the upper tier of the table. Going on, Napoli has scored the third-most goals in Serie A, while Empoli has conceded the second-most. Also, Napoli scored two or more in the last seven h2h games, and in the last three at this venue. And finally, Napoli managed three or more goals in three of their last five away ties.
Anticipate at least two goals by the in-form Napoli.
Empoli vs Napoli Betting Tips
Napoli to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Napoli @ 1.44 (4/9).