Empoli vs Parma
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 2 March 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli).
Empoli will be looking for salvation points on Saturday afternoon when they host bottom-half rivals Parma in the first of three games on the day at Stadio Carlo Castellani.
The hosts sit right on the brink of the red zone being three points above Bologna in 18th place. They struggled badly for wins at the start of the year, but finally managed to make it count in the previous home fixture which saw a demolishing 3-0 win over Sassuolo.
It was one of Azzurri’s best performances of the season and the one they’ll hope to build on when coming face to face with a similar opposition in the likes of Parma.
The team led by Giuseppe Iachini went on to lose 3-0 away at red-hot Milan last weekend, but such failure will count for little if they manage to snatch the spoils here on Saturday.
Empoli vs Parma: Head-to-head
Empoli go against tradition here as they have a negative head to head record against Crociati.
Parma lead the H2H tie by eight wins coming into 24th meeting with Azzurri.
Parma claimed a 1-0 victory when these two likes met each other in this term of Serie A at Stadio Ennio Tardini.
Empoli, however, took two wins in head to head matches with Parma in the previous term of Serie B (1-2 on the road and 4-0 at home).
Empoli vs Parma: Prediction
Parma had a very challenging schedule in the last couple of weeks. The team led by Roberto D’Aversa played the likes of Juventus, Inter and Napoli in last four games. They managed to hold reigning champions to a shocking 3-3 draw away in Turin, but lost remaining four outings in Serie A, including those to SPAL and Cagliari.
Parma were super easy to break down lately. They shipped three or more goals in three of last five league affairs. They will head into this off the back of a tough 0-4 defeat to Napoli last weekend.
Empoli are highly motivated to claim the victory and we will back them to do so against out-of-form opposition at the odds of 1.95.
Empoli vs Parma: Bet Tips
Empoli to win @ 1.95 (19/20)
Empoli Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).