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Empoli will take to the pitch with visiting opponents Venezia at Stadio Carlo Castellani in the Serie A meeting on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Empoli v Venezia are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Empoli will be looking for another win after the 0-1 Serie A success over Juventus.
In that game, Empoli had 45% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Empoli was Leonardo Mancuso (21'). For their opponents, Juventus got 18 shots on goal with 5 on target.
Matches involving Empoli have often been engaging ones lately with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past six clashes, a grand total of 20 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 12 of those being chalked up by Empoli.
Heading into this fixture, Empoli haven't beaten Venezia in their last 2 league games.
After a loss in their previous game against Udinese in Serie A competition, Venezia and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Venezia had 55% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Udinese got 21 attempts on goal with 10 on target. Ignacio Pussetto (29'), Gerard Deulofeu (70') and Nahuel Molina (93') scored for Udinese.
For 5 of the past six games involving Venezia, a comparatively low number of goals have been hit between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game in that period comes out as a mere 2, with the average goals for Arancioneroverdi standing at 0.67. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that Venezia:
- remain unbeaten by Empoli when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 21/10/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with Empoli winning 2 of those games, Venezia 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 7 for Azzurri and 7 coming from Arancioneroverdi. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Serie B match day 25 on 26/02/2021 when it finished Empoli 1-1 Venezia.
On that occasion, Empoli had 61% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 on target. Their only player to score was Nicolas Haas (70').
Venezia got 3 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Pasquale Mazzocchi (25') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Gianluca Aureliano.
Team News: Empoli
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Empoli manager Aurelio Andreazzoli to contend with from of an almost fully healthy squad. Riccardo Fiamozzi (Muscular problems) won’t play.
Team News: Venezia
Venezia boss Paolo Zanetti has to currently contend with reduced team options. Dor Peretz (Bruised Knee), Niki Mäenpää (Unknown Injury) and Lauri Ala-Myllymäki (Knee Surgery) will miss out on this game. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Bruno Bertinato, Gianmarco Zigoni, Jacopo Dezi and Riccardo Bocalon.
Our feeling is that Empoli have it within them to get a couple of goals in this one when they meet Venezia, who may well find it hard scoring a goal of their own.
We’re therefore anticipating a comfortable 2-0 margin for Empoli at full-time.
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 11, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)