Empoli vs Salernitana Preview and Predictions

Empoli vs Salernitana
Italian Serie B
Date: 29th March 2018, Thursday
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli).

Empoli earned a massive three points on the weekend with a 1-0 away win at Pescara on the weekend to open up a 5-point lead over Frosinone at the top of the table. Yet, it is a three horse race with Palermo joining in from the third spot at a 6 point gap. For Empoli, the remaining 11 games of the season are extremely important to win promotion back to Serie A without going to play-offs.

Salernitana sit at the middle of the table with 41 points and with a good chance of making into the play-off zone. They defeated Novara by a solitary goal on Sunday to cut short the gap with top eight teams to a chase-able 5 points.

Form-wise, Empoli are on a red hot run and their last league defeat can be dated back to November 2017. They are unbeaten in 17 games and no surprise that they are bossing the league table.

Salernitana’s current form is positive with the team coming on the back of a four match unbeaten run with 3 wins and 1 draw. Yet, the team presents an awful picture from their away form having won just 1 of their last 6 games.

Empoli vs Salernitana: Head-to-head

  • The teams share 2 wins from their last 4 Serie B meetings.
  • Salernitana surprised Empoli in the reverse leg earlier this season with a 2-1 win.
  • However, Empoli are on a 5 match winning run against Salernitana in home games.
  • Six of Empoli’s last 7 home games against Salernitana saw over 2.5 goals.

Empoli vs Salernitana: Prediction

Massively important game for both teams, but it is hard to take points away from Empoli at the Stadio Carlo Castellani. On top of that, Salernitana are an average away team, also, they don’t have the quality in playing squad as compared to their Thursday’s host.

Empoli vs Salernitana: Bet Tips

  • Empoli to win and Over 2.5 goals combo for 2.15 odds at Jetbull.

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