Udinese vs Empoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 7th April 2019
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Dacia Arena (Udine).
One of the most crucial ties for these teams as far as their future in this league is concerned. They both hang above the relegation line by a thread. Udinese has a two-point buffer, and is at the 16th spot, while their counterparts have a single-point safety, and is the last safe team as of now. With these two going against each other, it’s figuratively a final in the process.
But there’s more to the match than what the eyes can see. Udinese is at home, and on top of that, they have a game in hand. A win in this fixture would see them gain considerable ground in the race for safety.
Udinese vs Empoli Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last three matches in a row saw home wins.
- Four of the last seven fixtures saw Udinese taking the three points.
- Five of the last seven wins at this venue were recorded by the hosts.
- Empoli failed to score in five of their last nine visits to this stadium.
Udinese vs Empoli Prediction
A hugely important tie for either of the teams involved. They both are facing relegation, and cannot afford to lose. And consequentially, both are under pressure. Going on, Empoli is the more affected one, as they are on the road, and is playing against a team who has a game in hand.
Moreover, the last three straight h2h games saw home wins, and Udinese recorded five of the last seven wins at this venue. Importantly, Udinese is on a winning streak of four home-ties and is unbeaten in their last five. They recorded a total of ten goals in their last three home fixtures and found the back of the net in their last 11.
Meanwhile, Empoli lost their last four away matches and is winless in their last 16. Put simply, Empoli is the worst road team in the Serie A, has not yet won a game away from home, and has conceded the most on the road. Expect Udinese to comfortably win the tie.
Also, Udinese conceded just one goal in their last four home games in total, and Empoli scored just one in their last four road trips combined. Expect the hosts to keep their half clean of goals in the first 45 minutes.
Udinese vs Empoli Betting Tips
Udinese to Win @ 2.40 (7/5)
The Hosts to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.50 (1/2).