Lazio vs Empoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 7th February 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
The Eagles are fighting to make a cut in the next edition of Europa League. On the other hand, Azzurri is on the verge of relegation, as nothing is going their way.
The White and Sky Blues lost their momentum a little bit, losing last 2 matches. Simone Inzaghi’s men are one of the good defensive units in the league, conceding 1.1 goals per game.
Attacking set pieces and creating chances through individual play are some of their strong points. They always attack from the left-hand side and try to take control of the ball in the opposition half.
The Blues are struggling to find their feet, losing most of the matches they played in this league. Giuseppe Lachini and his troops are one of the weakest defensive units, conceding 2 goals per game. Their disciplinary record keeps rising match after match, already collected 44 yellows and 2 reds.
Francesco Caputo is the only positive sign emerges for Empoli’s camp, already scored 11 goals and assisted 3 more.
Lazio vs Empoli Head-to-head (h2h)
The home side leads 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Fewer than 2.5 goals have been scored in the last 5 encounters.
Empoli has never won a tie against this opposition.
Lazio won last 3 matches with huge margin, at Stadio Olimpico.
Lazio vs Empoli Prediction
The home side enjoys the upper hand in this tie. The Eagles have got a real chance to creep up on the points table. Lazio can breach the defense and control the play in the opposition half, as the away side defensive record is very miserable. Previous meetings suggest that the blues have never defeated the home side.
Milinkovic-Savic and his men will be fortifying their defenses. The lack of quality in the forward line will hurt the away side big time. It will be impossible for the opposition to have a run at it and score goals. The home side will keep the clean sheet and score more goals as match progresses.
Lazio vs Empoli Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.05 (21/20)
Lazio to Win to Nil @ 2.20 (6/5).