Verona vs Empoli
Italian Serie A
Date: 28 May 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
Verona returned to the danger zone after back-to-back defeats to Torino and Atalanta in the previous two rounds.
They are in a very difficult spot right now, sitting one point behind Spezia in the safe zone with just two games left to play.
Spezia also have a better head to head record, meaning Verona simply need to get three points in any possible way on Sunday when they host Empoli in the first game of the day in Serie A.
This is the last home match of the season for Marco Zaffaroni’s men and we expect an electric atmosphere in and around Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on the occasion.
While this is one of the biggest games of the season for Verona, it means absolutely nothing for Empoli who are deep in safe waters after a run of three wins and a draw in the last four rounds.
Empoli looked very impressive on Monday night when they stunned Juventus 4-1 in front of the home fans at Stadio Carlo Castellani.
The team’s main star Francesco Caputo stole the show with a brace on the occasion. Head coach Paolo Zanetti can generally be pleased with his team’s recent attacking form as Empoli notched nine goals in the last three home wins in the league.
Verona vs Empoli Head-to-head
- The draw has been the most frequent of the outcomes in the history of this matchup, happening in 6 of the last 14 H2H affairs between Verona and Empoli.
- We did not see a winner in this season’s clash played in August last year at Stadio Castellani either (a 1-1 stalemate).
- Interestingly, both teams were on target in each of the previous four head to head matches.
Verona vs Empoli Prediction
Empoli have found goals easy to come by of late at home but their away performances have been dreadful in the last couple of months. Zanetti’s troops are winless in eight consecutive road outings in the league. They took just one point form the last three away matches despite facing the likes of Cremonese, Sassuolo, and Sampdoria in the process.
This is such a huge game for Verona who must seek victory in the quest for the top-flight survival. In these circumstances, the home win has to be the way to go at the 1.70 odds. We will also take the Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the 1.90 odds.
Verona vs Empoli Betting Tips
Verona to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10) odd.