Empoli vs Udinese
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 11 November 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli).
Empoli opted to make a managerial change by firing Aurelio Andreazzoli and hire Giuseppe Iachini as the Azzurri desperately hope to climb out of the relegation zone. They come into this game having lost 5-1 to Empoli, but will hope to improve as they will be taking on an Udinese side who have not been in the best form lately, and have started sliding back down the table.
Udinese infamously lost 11 in a row last season and ended up in the drop zone before recovering and managing to avoid relegation. However, they have lost five of their last six games and sit in 16th place, just three points away from the drop zone and Empoli will be looking to take advantage of that as they hope to end their own lousy form.
Empoli have picked up just one point from their last five games. Udinese, meanwhile, have earned just one point from their last six. Julio Velazquez’s time could have come up, especially with the latest international break around the corner. Could this be a chance for Udinese to put some distance between themselves and the bottom three before the international break, as the Zebrette will have to face Roma in their next game?
Empoli vs Udinese: Head-to-head statistics
- Empoli have failed to win their last 10 matches
- Empoli have seen under 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 home matches against Udinese in all competitions
- Udinese have lost 5 of their last 6 matches
- Empoli have won just two of their nine Serie A meetings at home with Udinese (W2 D4 L3)
Empoli vs Udinese: Prediction
Empoli attempted to try and play an open game against Napoli, and whilst they lost badly, they still enjoyed more possession than the Partenopei. They will certainly hope to try the same more adventurous approach against Udinese, who have been quite poor all season, but the Zebrette will also be equally be fancying their chances against an Empoli side who are still in the relegation zone and they won’t want to be dragged down into the bottom three.
Empoli vs Udinese: Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals at 1.81
Udinese double chance – 1.66.