Napoli vs Empoli
Date: Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Kick-Off at 16.45 UK
Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Napoli.
Napoli should have the easiest task among Serie A teams in Coppa Italia action, at least on paper. They will host tier two squad Empoli and anything but an easy win for hosts would be considered as big surprise. The odds offered on home victory are at low 1.22 rate at the moment.
On the path to Round of 16 team Empoli have managed to eliminate Renate 2-1, Benevento 4-2 and Brescia 3-0, so it would be a mistake to underestimate them. This squad also sits in the first place in Serie B campaign, having high ambitions about promotion. All in all, we are going to see an interesting clash.
Napoli vs Empoli Head-to-head
- There were 16 head to head matches between these two opponents in the past. Interestingly, the score is tied at six victories each.
- The last meeting was in April 2019 when Empoli took a surprising 2-1 home win.
- Total number of goals scored in eight clashes at this stadium is 26, which averages 3.25 per duel.
Napoli vs Empoli Prediction
After a shocking defeat to Spezia on 6th January, Gennaro Gattuso’s squad has quickly returned to winning ways last weekend. They had a rough away day at Dacia Arena against Udinese, but managed to claim all three points. Full-time result was 2-1 with winning goal being scored by Bakayoko in literally last seconds of the match.
Team from Naples is having troubles to connect with the leading duo in Serie A after collecting 31 points from sixteen games. They are last year’s Coppa Italia winners and will do their best to defend it. This is going to be the premiere appearance in this competition.
As for the opposition, team Empoli are undefeated across all competitions for 12 games in a row. During the last weekend they took an easy 2-0 win against Cosenza. They have been consistent when it comes to scoring, which is why we will tip home win & BTTS as the primary pick.
Napoli vs Empoli Betting Tips
Home win and both teams to score @ 2.87
Napoli to win from behind @ 6.50.