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will host visiting rivals Empoli
at Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni in this Serie B clash on Monday. View all of the Pescara v Empoli predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest match odds.
Pescara will be wanting a better result here following the 2-1 Serie B loss in their previous game against Pisa. In that match, Pescara managed 57% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Pescara was Luca Clemenza (89'). Pisa got 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Francesco Belli (15') and Danilo Soddimo (90') scored for Pisa.
At least three goals per match have been seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Pescara have played. Their opponents scored 14 of them in this period while Delfini managed to get a total of 7. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Ahead of this clash, Pescara haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Last time out, Empoli drew 0-0 in the Serie B match with Benevento. In that game, Empoli had 55% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, Benevento got 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
For 5 of the prior 6 clashes featuring Empoli, a relatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game within that period is just 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by Azzurri being 0.83.
Heading into this fixture, Empoli have not been beaten by Pescara in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings going back to 30/05/2014 shows that Pescara have won 1 of them and Empoli 4, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 4 from Delfini and 12 being from Azzurri. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Serie B match day 12 on 09/11/2019 when it ended Empoli 1-2 Pescara. On that occasion, Empoli had 54% possession and 24 shots on goal with 2 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jacopo Dezi (44'). Pescara had 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Davide Bettella (19') and Cristian Galano (32') scored. The referee was Gianluca Aureliano.
Team News: Pescara
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the Pescara gaffer Nicola Legrottaglie to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group. Antonio Balzano (Ruptured cruciate ligament) will miss out.
Team News: Empoli
In an otherwise full-strength group of players, there’s just the lone fitness problem for the Empoli boss Pasquale Marino to contend with. Marcello Gazzola (Achilles tendon surgery) won’t be playing here.
It seems to us that Empoli and Pescara could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here. Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. We’re therefore tipping a very close game with a score draw at the conclusion of the game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni (20,515)
Captain: Vincenzo Fiorillo
Chairman: Daniele Sebastiani
Manager: Nicola Legrottaglie
Competitions: Serie B position 12
🔑 Star Player: Cristian Galano
Customarily played in the Right Wing position, Cristian Galano was born in Foggia, Italy. After having played his first senior match for AS Bari in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Forward has netted 12 league goals in the Serie B 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 29 appearances.