Torino vs Empoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino (Torino).
Torino and Empoli are going to face each other on Wednesday afternoon in the 18th round of Italian Serie A.
The hosts slipped down to the middle of the table after a series of poor results. Torino celebrated just one victory in the last five rounds and they have been involved in a lot of draw matches during that period. However, home side is not too far from Europa League spots as Sampdoria are just three points ahead of them.
Walter Mazzari’s side is pretty tight in the back, but they need to improve their finishing in order to remain competitive for continental cups next season. Torino’s home displays haven’t been impressive as they’ve lost four times in eight occasions.
Empoli are fighting for the survival this season and they are just three points ahead of Bologna who are the first team below the red line. After a series of good results, the visitors lost twice in a row and missed the chance to get away from danger zone.
Although Francesco Caputo and the lads are doing very good job in the final third, their poor defending brought them into the trouble. Empoli are the worst visitors in the league as they managed to snatch only three points from eight outings so far.
Torino vs Empoli: Head-to-head
Interestingly, Empoli have been much more successful in their head to head clashes lately as they haven’t lost seven times in a row against their rivals. During that period, they managed to celebrate four times, while their last two encounters ended with a draw.
The crowd cannot expect to see too many goals in their encounters as just one match out of the last seven went over 2.5 margin.
Torino vs Empoli: Prediction
Home side had a pretty tough schedule in the past three rounds which might be the reason of their winless run. This time, they are facing a team which is putting very poor away performances and Torino should book all three points in this one.
Although Empoli have been involved in a lot of high scoring matches so far in the season, Torino are going to dictate the tempo of the game and they are playing some very disciplined football. Therefore, this match shouldn’t produce more than two goals.
Torino vs Empoli: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.75
Under 2.5 goal @ 1.90.