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The Serie B match at Arena Garibaldi-Romeo Anconetani on Saturday will see home team Pisa up against opponents in Empoli.
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Pisa, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-2 Serie B victory against Monza.
In that match, Pisa managed 41% possession and 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Pisa was Simone Palombi (7', 12'). At the other end, Monza had 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Luca D'Angelo's Pisa have scored 7 times over their preceding half-dozen outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures stands at 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Pisa:
- have not beaten Empoli in their last 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 8 home league matches. A very good run at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Previously, Empoli drew 1-1 in the Serie B match with SPAL.
In that game, Empoli managed 55% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Empoli was Leonardo Mancuso (27'). At the other end, SPAL had 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Salvatore Esposito (78') scored for SPAL.
Looking at their form, and Empoli have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals in total. In defence, Azzurri have clearly had some problems.
Their past results show that Empoli:
- are unbeaten in their last 9 away league matches. Impressive, to say the least.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league contest featuring the two was Serie B match day 5 on 23/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Empoli 3-1 Pisa.
In that match, Empoli managed 59% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Goals were scored by Stefano Moreo (38') and Andrea La Mantia (75', 82').
Pisa had 6 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Gaetano Masucci (12') scored.
The referee was Fabio Maresca.
Team News: Pisa
Giuseppe Sibilli (Torn Muscle) and Gaetano Masucci (Knee Surgery) won’t be able to feature for Pisa manager Luca D'Angelo.
Team News: Empoli
Thanks to a largely healthy group of players, there is only the lone fitness problem for the Empoli manager Alessio Dionisi to be concerned about. Filippo Bandinelli (Bruised Knee) won’t be playing here.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Pisa will have to play well to get anything against this Empoli team who will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
Our tip is therefore for a good tussle with a 0-1 victory for Empoli at the end of this game.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Garibaldi-Romeo Anconetani (10,000)
Captain: Alessandro De Vitis
Chairman: Giuseppe Corado
Manager: Luca D'Angelo
Competitions: Serie B position 11
🔑 Star Man: Luca Vido
Normally used in the Striker position, Luca Vido was born in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. Having made a first senior appearance for Cittadella in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in the Serie B 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 21 appearances.