Inter Milan vs Empoli
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 26 May 2019
Kick-Off 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano).
Inter Milan host Empoli in one of the most thrilling games of the final Serie A Matchday on Sunday evening at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Both teams are in desperate need for points for different reasons coming into their last match of the season.
The hosts complicated their life significantly in the battle for the top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next season with a tough 4-1 loss at Napoli last weekend. They generally struggled in the last month winning just one of past five league games.
Nerazzurri are now level on points with Atalanta at third place and just one point above bitter rivals Milan in fifth.
The final day of the season brought them joy last time out (a win over Lazio which granted them a place in the Champions League). What is this one going to bring them?
Inter Milan vs Empoli: Head-to-head
The head to head statistics completely favours Inter Milan here.
Nerazzurri won 19, drew 2 and lost 2 of 23 clashes against Empoli.
Inter won each of last six encounters with Azzurri conceding just one goal in last five games in the process.
Inter Milan vs Empoli: Prediction
Even though the hosts do come into this as heavy favourites, we must not underestimate Empoli’s brilliant spell of form in the past couple of weeks.
Azzurri earned a massive glimmer of hope in their quest for saving the elite class status with three successive wins over the likes of Fiorentina, Sampdoria and Torino.
Aurelio Andreazzoli’s men are now in the safe zone, but only one point above Genoa who have a better head to head record.
A loss here and Genoa’s draw in the last game against Fiorentina would thus send Azzurri back to Serie B.
Keeping things quiet at the back will be the main challenge for the visitors here. They boast league’s weakest defensive record on travels with 38 goals conceded in 18 matches away from Stadio Carlo Castellani.
As Empoli showed a superb attacking form in recent weeks, we would not be surprised to see them on the scoreline here at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Inter Milan vs Empoli: Bet Tips
Inter Milan to win & Both Teams To Score @ 2.60 (8/5)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15).