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The Serie B clash at Stadio Carlo Castellani on Sunday sees home team Empoli go up against opponents Salernitana.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Empoli v Salernitana (plus the best game odds).
Empoli will be hoping to bounce back here following the 3-2 Coppa Italia defeat last time out to SSC Napoli.
In that match, Empoli had 41% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Empoli was Nedim Bajrami (33', 68'). SSC Napoli had 20 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. Giovanni Di Lorenzo (18'), Hirving Lozano (38') and Andrea Petagna (77') scored for SSC Napoli.
Over their past 6 games, Alessio Dionisi's Empoli have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 9 times resulting in an average number of goals per match equal to 1.5.
Their past results show that Empoli:
- are unbeaten in the league by Salernitana in their last 3 games.
- are undefeated in their last 8 league matches at home. It's been impressive.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Since being beaten in their last game against Pordenone in Serie B action, Salernitana and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Salernitana had 42% possession and 13 shots on goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Pordenone had 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Alberto Barison (73') and Davide Diaw (93') scored for Pordenone.
Looking at their form, and Salernitana have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 8 goals in all. In defence, I granata have been far from perfect.
Coming into this fixture, Salernitana have left without a victory over Empoli in games played away from home for the previous 6 league games. Not good.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 08/12/2009 tells us that Empoli have won 3 of these and Salernitana 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A sum of 21 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 13 of them from Azzurri and 8 being from I granata. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Serie B match day 36 on 24/07/2020 which ended up with the score at Salernitana 2-4 Empoli.
That time, Salernitana managed 41% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Goals were scored by Cedric Gondo (24') and Milan Đurić (59').
Empoli had 17 shots on goal with 8 on target. Nedim Bajrami (28', 40'), Amato Ciciretti (43') and Leonardo Mancuso (85') scored.
The match was refereed by Davide Ghersini.
Team News: Empoli
Roberto Pirrello (Quarantine), Leonardo Mancuso (Quarantine), Szymon Zurkowski (Quarantine) and Filippo Bandinelli (Bruised Knee) will be missing for Empoli boss Alessio Dionisi.
Team News: Salernitana
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Salernitana manager Fabrizio Castori does not have any fitness concerns to report coming into this match.
In this match, Empoli can get the goals that they need when they face Salernitana, who may well find it hard to get a goal of their own.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 2-0 win for Empoli after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Carlo Castellani (16,800)
Captain: Simone Romagnoli
Chairman: Fabrizio Corsi
Manager: Alessio Dionisi
Competitions: Serie B position 1, Coppa Italia (5th Round)
⭐ Key Player: Andrea La Mantia
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Andrea La Mantia was born in Italy. After making a first senior appearance for Frosinone in the 2009 - 2010 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 6 league goals in the Serie B 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 16 appearances.