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Empoli vs Benevento Prediction & Betting Tips
📏 Form Guide
Empoli will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 1-0 Serie B loss in their previous game against Spezia. In that game, Empoli had 47% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. Spezia got 10 shots at goal with 4 on target. Antonino Ragusa (72') scored for Spezia.
It has been seldom in recent times where Empoli have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Azzurri have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 6 goals during that time. We will see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Ahead of this meeting, Empoli have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Benevento WWWWWW 💯
Benevento will go into the match following on from a 0-1 Serie B win to beat Cremonese in their previous outing. In that match, Benevento had 58% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Benevento was Roberto Insigne (51'). At the other end, Cremonese got 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Benevento, a minimum of three goals have been struck. The average number of goals per match within that time is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by Benevento standing at 2.67.
Heading into this fixture, Benevento are unbeaten in their previous 9 league matches away from home. What a good run they have put together.
👥 Head to head
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Serie B match day 11 on 03/11/2019 which ended up with the score at Benevento 2-0 Empoli. In that match, Benevento managed 37% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Goals were scored by Alessandro Tuia (15') and Oliver Kragl (29'). Empoli got 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The match was refereed by Davide Ghersini.
🗞️ Team News: Empoli
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Empoli gaffer Pasquale Marino to contend with from a near full-strength group of players. Marcello Gazzola (Achilles tendon surgery) will miss out.
📋 Team News: Benevento
From a largely healthy group of players, there is only the one fitness issue for the Benevento manager Filippo Inzaghi to contend with. Luca Antei (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We’re of the view that Empoli could well find it tough to hit the back of the net against this Benevento side who we reckon should emerge victorious. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought 0-1 win for Benevento at the end of the 90. Expecting it to be tight.
Lucas Pereira, 23:02 21/06/2020
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Carlo Castellani (16,800)
Captain: Domenico Maietta
Chairman: Fabrizio Corsi
Manager: Pasquale Marino
Competitions: Serie B position 9
⭐ Star Man: Leonardo Mancuso
Generally taking up the Right Wing position, Leonardo Mancuso was born in Milan, Italy. Having made a first senior appearance for Cittadella in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 9 league goals in this Serie B 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 29 appearances.
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