Fiorentina vs Empoli Prediction & Match Preview

Fiorentina vs Empoli Serie A Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Fiorentina vs Empoli
Italian Serie A
Date: 19 February 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence).

Fiorentina took just one point in the previous five league games and they will be desperate to return to winning ways on Sunday afternoon when Empoli come to visit Stadio Artemio Franchi.

I Viola are now just seven points above the red zone and head coach Vincenzo Italiano knows his job would be well on the line in case of another slip-up this weekend.

Italiano can be satisfied with how his team looked defensively seven days ago against Juventus but such a performance counted for little as I Viola did not offer anything on the opposite end.

Fiorentina have scored just two goals in the previous five Serie A outings. To make things worse, they run into a tough and congested schedule featuring the UEFA Europa Conference League outings.

Italiano’s squad were thus in action on Thursday night when they visited Portugal for a tough last 32 round clash against Sporting Braga.

Furthermore, Fiorentina’s Sunday counterparts Empoli will enter this match on the back of a brave performance in a 2-2 draw to Spezia last weekend.

Empoli were down to ten men and had a two-goal deficit last Saturday but they never gave up and fought their way to a well-deserved 2-2 stalemate at the end.

Paolo Zanetti’s men have lost just one of four away outings in the league this year despite facing the likes of Udinese, Lazio, Inter Milan, and Roma in the process.

Fiorentina vs Empoli Head-to-head

  • Fiorentina have been the dominant force in the head to head history against Empoli at Stadio Artemio Franchi where they won 8, drew 2, and lost just 2 of the previous 12 games in this matchup.
  • Empoli, however, have two wins, one draw, and only one defeat in the previous four head to head encounters with I Viola.
  • We have seen only one goal in the last two head to head matches between these rivals.

Fiorentina vs Empoli Prediction

There is zero value in backing the home win at the 1.60 odds. Fiorentina took just one point in the last five league games and they had a tough away clash against Sporting Braga less than three days ago in the UEFA Conference League.

Empoli lost just one of the last four away games in Serie A and we will back them to beat I Viola in a low-scoring encounter on Sunday afternoon. You can back Empoli to win & Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the 11.00 odds.

Fiorentina vs Empoli Betting Tips

  • Empoli to win & Under 2.5 goals FT @ 11.00 (10/1)
  • Correct Score: Empoli 1-0 @ 15.00 (14/1) odd.