Spal vs Empoli
Italy – Serie A.
Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Paolo Mazza (Ferrara).
Spal are 15th in the table after 13 rounds are completed. They are fresh from an away defeats against the reigning champions. Their defense has conceded 21 goals already not what some would expect of a team from Italy. The forwards are also not in form which is why the teams has only scored 11 goals.
The White and Blues are winless in their last 4 league games of which 3 were defeats. In the last 10m matches in Serie A, they won only 2 and lost 7 matches as well. This pretty much defines their current form. Over 2.5 goals came in 3of their last 5 competitive matches.
At home they are without a win in the last 4 matches which has a hattrick of defeats in it. Their last 3 home games had a total score of over 2.5 goals in total. Recent losses at home was preceded by a 2 match win at the start of the season.
Empoli are just a point above the relegation zone. In their 13 games they have lost 7 and has only 3 wins. They are fresh from two surprise wins in the league against Atalanta and Udinese. A win in this match would sent them above their rivals for Saturday.
The visitors are a poor defensive unit themselves conceding 23 goals already. After a 10 match winless streak they have found consecutive victories. This would give them a confidence boost which may be visible against Spal. Over 2.5 goals came in the recent 5 matches they played on the trot.
But they are yet to win an away game in the competition. From the 6 matches on the road they lost 4. In the last 5 away matches they lost 3 and conceded 12 goals in that run.
So this match will be crucial for the visitors as they need to avoid going into the relegation area. If they repeat their performance from the last 2 home matches’ then things will go their way.
Spal vs Empoli: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first time they will meet each other in a match
Spal vs Empoli: Prediction
Both these teams are poor on defense. This is clear from the number of goals they conceded already in the league. The hosts gave away 21 and the visitors came up with 2 better. So we can expect some chances for both the teams and place a bet on both teams to score with 1.75 odd.
The weakness at the back will probably be the basic reason to bet on more than 2.5 goals in this match. In 7 matches of the visitors the final score was over 2.5 goals. The same trend is followed by the hosts in 6 of their home games. Thus a bet can be placed on a similar score with 2.00 odd.
Spal vs Empoli: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).