Frosinone vs Empoli
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 21 October 2018
Kick-Off: 11:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Benito Stirpe (Frosinone).
It’s a relegation battle as Empoli and Frosinone lock horns on Sunday afternoon, and it goes without saying that both sides will be desperate for points.
The hosts, of course, will be even more desperate as they have picked up just one point and are a far ways away from safety. Sitting in 19th spot, they could be cut further adrift if they lose to Empoli this weekend.
Empoli, by contrast did well in Serie B but have struggled upon making the jump up to the top flight.
They are, however, just a point away from 17th-placed Atalanta so could claw their way back to safety by getting the job done against a Frosinone side who have lost their last five games in a row and have yet to win a single game all season.
However, they come into this game having picked up just one point from their last five games, including losses in their last two.
Frosinone not only have lost their last five games but did put up good fights against Torino and Genoa, only losing those games narrowly 3-2 and 2-1 respectively. Empoli may be closer to their level, but can they finally pick up their first ever win of the season?
Frosinone vs Empoli: Head-to-head statistics
- Empoli have lost 5 of their last 6 away matches
- Frosinone have lost their last 6 matches
- Frosinone beat Empoli 2-0 in Sept 2015 – which was their first ever victory in Italy’s top flight
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Empoli’s last 6 games
Frosinone vs Empoli: Prediction
Empoli have lost four of their last five, whilst Frosinone have lost their last five in a row. It goes without saying that both teams are in dire straits and will hope to come back into action after the international break in better form.
However, neither have really set the pitch alight when it comes to goals, with Empoli scoring just five goals overall and Frosinone finding the back of the net only three times.
With poor finishing like that, a low-scoring game is on the cards. This could be a first win for Frosinone, as Empoli won their first game and since then have picked up just two points from their last seven.
Frosinone vs Empoli: Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals at 9/10 (1.90)
Frosinone – WIN at 2/1 (3.00).