Empoli vs SPAL
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 20th April 2019
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli).
Empoli has two points to overcome if they are to remain in the Serie A next season. They have posted 29 points on the board from their 32 games so far. The one thing that would buoy their hopes would be the fact that their next tie is at home. Considering only six matches remaining in the competition, each home tie should be treated with the utmost respect.
Spal has been on a roll. While they do suffer on the road usually, they are high in confidence after dealing out only the second loss of current champions Juventus in the tournament this season. Last week’s game saw Juve scoring first, but Spal held their nerves and made an inspirational comeback.
Empoli vs SPAL Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only once have these two met in the last two decades.
- The game was the reverse fixture of this tie.
- Then, Empoli was on the road and still managed to depart with a point.
- The final score was 2-2.
Empoli vs SPAL Prediction
Empoli is desperate. They are in the relegation zone and needs to overturn a deficit of two points by the end of the season. They have the advantage of playing in front of the home crowd, and that gives them the confidence to go after the win.
Moreover, in the reverse fixture of this tie, despite being on the road, Empoli held on to share the spoils with the hosts. Moving on, Empoli is unbeaten in their last five home ties, while Spal was winless in 13 of their last 16 on the road. Count on the hosts to record a win in this crucial tie, but to be on the safe side, we’ll opt for the DNB.
Note that Spal just defeated Juventus, and is understandably on cloud nine, and has a lot of momentum. They simply will not roll over for a relegation-battler after defeating one of the best teams in Europe. Importantly, they are on a scoring streak of last five games and will look to make it six in a row, against Empoli.
Back the BTTS option with not a worry in the world.
Empoli vs SPAL Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Empoli @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).