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The Serie A game at Stadio Carlo Castellani on Sunday will see home side Empoli welcome Sampdoria.
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Empoli head into this match after a 0-0 Serie A drawn game versus Sampdoria.
In that match, Empoli managed 64% possession and 1 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Sampdoria got 0 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
It has not been often in recent times where Empoli haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Empoli have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 10 goals on the way. Let’s find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Coming into this contest, Empoli have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Throughout their six previous matches, Roberto D'Aversa's Sampdoria have slotted home 9 times - earning them a goals per game average of 1.5.
Analysis of their past results shows that Sampdoria:
- haven't been defeated by Empoli in games played away from home for the previous 6 league matches. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 29/10/2015 shows that Empoli have won 1 of these games & Sampdoria 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 of them from Azzurri and 8 belonging to i Blucerchiati. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Serie A match day 36 on 12/05/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Sampdoria 1-2 Empoli.
On that day, Sampdoria had 58% possession and 18 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Fabio Quagliarella (92').
At the other end, Empoli had 8 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Diego Farias (56') and Giovanni Di Lorenzo (75') scored.
The match was refereed by Daniele Doveri.
Team News: Empoli
Fabiano Parisi (Unknown Injury) and Riccardo Fiamozzi (Muscular problems) are not available for Empoli gaffer Aurelio Andreazzoli.
Team News: Sampdoria
From a largely available group, there is just the sole fitness issue for the Sampdoria boss Roberto D'Aversa to be concerned with. Albin Ekdal (Back Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re of the view that Sampdoria and Empoli may well both score at least one goal each although picking a clear a winner isn’t easy.
Let’s see how it plays out, but we expect to see goals and there is to be a real possibility it will end up level. That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought score draw at the end of the match.
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: Aurelio Andreazzoli
Competitions: Serie A position 12, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)