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Salernitana play host to away team Empoli at Stadio Arechi in the Serie B clash on Friday.
Our Salernitana v Empoli predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Salernitana will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-2 Serie B triumph versus Pordenone.
In that game, Salernitana managed 38% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For Salernitana, goals were scored by Cedric Gondo (6') and Gennaro Tutino (90'). For their opponents, Pordenone had 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Gianvito Misuraca (69') was the scorer for Pordenone.
Over their last 6 games, Fabrizio Castori's Salernitana have scored a total of 9 times, with that being an average number of goals per match of 1.5.
Coming into this contest, Salernitana have not beaten Empoli in their previous 4 league games.
Empoli will go into this clash following a 4-0 Serie B win versus Cosenza in their last match.
In that game, Empoli had 53% possession and 15 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Empoli, the goalscorers were Leonardo Mancuso (31'), Andrea La Mantia (39', 61') and Nedim Bajrami (64'). For their opponents, Cosenza got 6 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Proving their fondness for productive encounters, we’ve had goals 21 times in the prior 6 games in which Empoli have taken to the field, giving a mean average of 3.5 goals for each clash. Their opponents have got 8 of this grand total.
Heading into this fixture, Empoli haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 13/04/2010 shows that Salernitana have won 1 of these games and Empoli 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 25 in total which averages out at 4.17 goals per match.
The last league contest featuring the two was Serie B match day 18 on 17/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Empoli 5-0 Salernitana.
On that day, Empoli managed 59% possession and 26 attempts on goal with 12 of them on target. The goals were scored by Samuele Ricci (19'), Leo Štulac (28'), Leonardo Mancuso (35'), Fabiano Parisi (42') and Marco Olivieri (87').
Salernitana got 18 shots on goal with 5 on target.
The match was refereed by Luca Pairetto.
Team News: Salernitana
Patryk Dziczek (Ill) and Cristiano Lombardi (Muscle Injury) will not be taking part for Salernitana gaffer Fabrizio Castori.
Team News: Empoli
Owing to a fully injury-free squad ready to go, Empoli manager Alessio Dionisi doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
We feel that in this game, Salernitana will most probably dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the same time, Empoli will not find it easy to score themselves although we do think it’s probable that they will be pulling one back during this clash.
We’re therefore expecting to see a pretty comfortable 3-1 win for Salernitana 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 Arechi (37,180)
Captain: Francesco Di Tacchio
Chairman: Marco Mezzaroma & Claudio Lotito
Manager: Fabrizio Castori
Competitions: Serie B position 3
⭐ Star Man: Gennaro Tutino
Regularly taking up the Left Wing position, Gennaro Tutino was born in Italy. Having played his first senior match for AS Bari in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has managed 12 league goals in this Serie B 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 34 appearances.