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Venezia make the trip to Stadio Carlo Castellani on Friday for the Serie B clash with home side Empoli.
All Empoli v Venezia match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below including the latest game odds.
Empoli prepare for this match after a 1-1 Serie B tied result against Pisa.
In that match, Empoli managed 60% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Empoli was Szymon Żurkowski (76'). Pisa got 16 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Samuele Birindelli (35') was the scorer for Pisa.
Empoli haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve totted up the amount of 10 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 8.
Heading into this fixture, Empoli haven't been defeated in their previous 11 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Venezia will go into the match following on from a 3-2 Serie B win to beat Entella in their last match.
In that game, Venezia managed 61% possession and 19 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Venezia, goals were scored by Luca Fiordilino (44') and Dennis Johnsen (53', 56'). Entella got 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Marco Brescianini (24') and Andrea Schenetti (29') scored for Entella.
A sequence of very capable displays by the Venezia defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes combined. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 11. We shall soon see if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this meeting, Venezia haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 06/03/2005 shows that Empoli have won 3 of these and Venezia 2, with the tally of draws being 1.
A combined total of 19 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 11 of them for Azzurri and 8 being from Arancioneroverdi. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Serie B match day 6 on 31/10/2020 when it ended Venezia 2-0 Empoli.
In that match, Venezia managed 35% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Luca Fiordilino (21') and Francesco Forte (58').
At the other end, Empoli had 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Paolo Valeri.
Team News: Empoli
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Empoli boss Alessio Dionisi to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength group. Filippo Bandinelli (Bruised Knee) will miss out.
Team News: Venezia
Venezia manager Paolo Zanetti has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Lauri Ala-Myllymäki (Knee Injury), Gabriele Ferrarini (Corona virus), Antonio Junior Vacca (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Luca Lezzerini (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
We feel that in this game, Venezia are likely to put one past this Empoli side, however that might not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re tipping both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Empoli after 90 minutes. Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Carlo Castellani (16,800)
Captain: Simone Romagnoli
Chairman: Fabrizio Corsi
Manager: Alessio Dionisi
Competitions: Serie B position 1
⭐ Star Man: Leonardo Mancuso
Typically played in the Right Wing position, Leonardo Mancuso was born in Milan, Italy. Having made a first senior appearance for Cittadella in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 13 league goals in this Serie B 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 24 appearances.