Fiorentina vs Empoli Prediction & Match Preview

Fiorentina vs Empoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16th December 2018
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence).

Two sides from the mid-table take on each other at the Artemio Franchi in this fixture. Fiorentina opens their gates to welcome Empoli. The match takes place on Sunday.

Empoli occupies the 14th spot in the table after securing  16 points from their 15 matches so far. Their record reads four wins, four draws, and seven losses.

Fiorentina is the 12th team in league standings and has 19 points against their name. They won four matches, drew seven and lost the remaining four.

Empoli won their last match, at home, against Bologna. The final score was 2-1, in favor of the hosts. The match appeared to be heading towards a draw until the 80th minute. The scores were tied at 1-1. La Gumina scored the winner with ten minutes remaining on the clock, to gift the three points to the home team.

Fiorentina had a cracker of a game last weekend, against Sassuolo. The six-goal thriller saw each team scoring three each. The score was 0-0 in the 60th minute. At 89 minutes, Fiorentina found themselves trailing by 3-1. Then in the 90th minute and 90+6th minute, the team added two more goals to equalize the score.

Fiorentina vs Empoli Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the last seven h2h matches had both sides on the scoresheet.
  • Five of the last seven h2h games had over 2.5 match goals.
  • Fiorentina has never failed to score against Empoli at this stadium.
  • The last four h2h matches at this ground had both teams on the scoresheet.
  • The last three away games of Empoli had a combined 16 goals between them.
  • Empoli has conceded the most away goals in the league.
  • Empoli is winless in their last nine away games in a row.
  • Fiorentina has lost only one of their last ten home-fixtures.

Fiorentina vs Empoli Prediction

The home team holds the favorite tags in this match-up. They have been performing comparatively well in recent matches. Especially at home, Fiorentina has been a very strong opponent.

The team has lost only one of their last ten home games. They have never failed to score against Empoli, at this stadium. Coupling to that, Empoli is winless in their last nine away fixtures in a row.

Five of the last seven h2h matches had over 2.5 match goals and both sides on the scoresheet. The last four h2h games at this stadium had both sides on the scoresheet.

Empoli has conceded the most away goals in the league so far. Their last three away matches had a combined 16 goals in them.

Fiorentina vs Empoli Betting Tips

  • Fiorentina: Draw No Bet @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Over 2.5 match goals @ 1.80 (4/5).

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