Empoli vs Torino
Italian Serie A
Date: 28 January 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli).
Empoli made the biggest upset of the previous Serie A Gameweek by beating Inter Milan 0-1 away at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Substitute Tommaso Baldanzi bagged the only goal of the game just two minutes upon coming on from the bench.
Empoli completely controlled the happenings on the pitch on Monday evening but we have to say the received help from Milan Skriniar who got sent off for Inter in the first half of the contest.
Nevertheless, this does not make Empoli’s success any less significant. Paolo Zanetti’s men have been on a phenomenal spell of form after the World Cup break.
Empoli are unbeaten in the last four league outings and they will go into this tie on the back of successive 1-0 wins over Sampdoria and Inter Milan.
Paolo Zanetti’s troops have climbed to the 9th position in the league ladder as a consequence. It is a remarkable place to be at for a team that only scored 17 goals in the opening 19 matches of the campaign.
Empoli will rely on their stern back line on Saturday as well when they play host to top-half rivals Torino in the first game of the day at Stadio Carlo Castellani.
We are in for an intense battle without too many chances at either end considering the fact that Torino also favor defensive-minded football.
Each of the last three games the visitors played in all competitions finished with fewer than two goals scored, involving the 0-1 win over Fiorentina seven days ago at Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Empoli vs Torino Head-to-head
- The stalemate has been the most frequent of the outcomes in the head to head history between these rivals, happening on 12 occasions in 27 matches.
- Torino have managed to beat Empoli just once in the previous 13 visits to Stadio Carlo Castellani.
- Both teams were on target in each of the previous four head to head affairs.
Empoli vs Torino Prediction
Both Empoli and Torino have been exceptional defensively in the recent matches and we can hardly expect a goal fest when they come across each other.
This is why we will take the Under 1.5 goals FT as the main pick at the odds of 3.00, while you can alternatively go with the draw at the half time and draw at the full time at the 4.50 odds.
Empoli vs Torino Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 3.00 (2/1)
HT/FT Draw/Draw @ 4.50 (7/2) odd.