Wednesday’s Coppa Italia action brings us Empoli versus Brescia.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Empoli v Brescia - plus the latest betting odds.
Empoli head into this fixture following a 2-2 Serie B stalemate vs Cittadella.
In that game, Empoli managed 58% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Empoli, the goals were scored by Leonardo Mancuso (68') and Marco Olivieri (72'). Cittadella had 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Amedeo Benedetti (30') and Mario Gargiulo (90') scored for Cittadella.
Matches featuring Empoli have often been lively encounters of late with plenty of scoring anticipated. Over their past half dozen games, a total of 22 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 14 of them being chalked up by Azzurri. Such a trend might not be sustained into this game, though.
In their previous game, Brescia drew 2-2 in the Serie B tie with Venezia.
In that match, Brescia managed 55% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Brescia, the scorers were Dimitri Bisoli (13') and Andrea Papetti (90'). Venezia got 16 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Francesco Forte (33', 55') scored for Venezia.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 games involving Brescia, three or more goals have been hit. The average goals scored per game in that spell is 3, with the average number of goals for Brescia coming out as 2.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 29/09/2012 shows us that Empoli have won 3 of them & Brescia 0, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
17 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 12 for Azzurri and 5 being from Rondinelle. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The last league match between these sides was Serie B match day 41 on 12/05/2018 when it finished Brescia 0-2 Empoli.
That day, Brescia managed 40% possession and 15 shots on goal with 4 on target.
Empoli had 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Francesco Caputo (62') and Alfredo Donnarumma (88') scored.
The match was refereed by Antonio Di Martino.
Team News: Empoli
There is just a single fitness concern for the Empoli gaffer Alessio Dionisi to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Samuele Damiani (Sideband injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Brescia
Brescia manager Diego López has a number of players out of action. Ernesto Torregrossa (Corona virus) and Andrea Cistana (Knee Surgery) are not able to play.
We’ve got the feeling that Brescia should have enough to find the back of the net against this Empoli lineup, however that isn’t expected to be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re tipping a 2-1 winning score for Empoli after the 90. Hopefully this is a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Carlo Castellani (16,800)
Chairman: Fabrizio Corsi
Manager: Alessio Dionisi
Competitions: Serie B position 1, Coppa Italia (4th Round)
🔑 Star Man: Stefano Moreo
Usually played in the Striker position, Stefano Moreo was born in Italy. Having made a first senior appearance for Entella in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 3 league goals in the Serie B 2020 - 2021 season to date in 6 appearances.