Empoli vs Torino
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 19th May 2019
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli).
One of the most thrilling encounters Serie A has to offer this weekend. While one squad is desperately trying to sneak into the European mix, the other is in a frantic run to make sure of their survival in this competition.
Torino is seventh in the table, and just two points below the final European entry. With two match-days remaining, they have to displace either Roma or AC Milan from their current position. Meanwhile, Empoli is in the relegation zone, just below Genoa. One thing that Empoli fans would be happy about is that Genoa is winless in the last five ties, and they lead Empoli by just one point in the table.
Empoli vs Torino Head-to-head (h2h)
- Two of the last three games were draws.
- Torino won the reverse fixture of this tie with a three-goal margin.
- The last two meetings at this venue had goals from both teams.
- Empoli holds a 100 % unbeaten record at home.
Empoli vs Torino Prediction
Both these sides need to deliver in this tie, and with just two match-days for the curtain to fall on the Italian league, expect a fierce encounter between these squads. Torino is comparatively far better than their counterparts and is fighting for a European ticket, while the other is in the relegation zone. Moreover, Torino had recorded a huge three-goal margin win in the reverse fixture of this tie, and only the dead-last Chievo has conceded more goals than Empoli in the competition.
As such, expect the visitors to get in the scoresheet first. They are in a desperate race against Roma and AC Milan for entry into the Europa League.
Going on, Empoli is in this for their survival. They have no other go but to attack. The team is in the relegation zone and needs to get out of it by the next two ties. Lucky for them, Genoa, just above them, is winless in the last five matches. Also, Empoli holds a 100 % unbeaten record against this opponent at this venue and scored in 14 of their last 15 home ties. The team also managed to register two or more goals in seven of their last eight home appearances. Count on them to find the back of the net in this fixture too.
Empoli vs Torino Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.66 (2/3)
Torino to Open the Scoring @ 2.00 (1/1).