Empoli vs. Lazio predictions for Saturday’s Serie A clash at Stadio Carlo Castellani. Biancocelesti look to bag points at struggling rivals and continue the top 5 pursuit. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Empoli vs. Lazio Betting Tips
Lazio travel to Empoli for their Matchday 25 clash hoping to return to the winning ways after a disappointing draw against Milan (1-1) on Monday. Biancocelesti have been better in the derby clash, but a late equalizer from Suso has made it two wins and a draw in their last three outings, and they now come into the match desperate for points to keep up with the top 5.
Empoli have been picking up their form since late December escaping the relegation zone by eight points now, but two losses and a draw in their last three outings will not have done wonders for the team morale. We thus don’t see them locking any points at home this time around and we’ll go for an away win at 7/10 with BetVictor
The visitors have had some troubles on the road this season, but they have earned four wins in their last six away games losing only to Inter (3-0 in December) and Juventus (2-0 in January) in the process. Simone Inzaghi’s men have been inspired in the final third recently, bagging nine goals in last three matches across competitions, and we do feel they’ll be able to outclass the struggling rivals on the day.
However, Azzurri will be a tough nut to crack largely improving their defensive records recently and this promises to be a low-scoring contest after all. Under 2.5 goals FT now comes at 17/20 with bet365
, and we’ll now get behind it hoping not to see early goals in a tough battle for points at Carlo Castellani.
Empoli vs. Lazio Stats
The teams have met twice in 2016, and Lazio have been able to bag the points in two confident wins (2-0 in April and 2-0 in September). However, they haven’t beaten Empoli at this ground since 2005, as we’ve seen the home side earn three wins and a draw in four head-to-head encounters there since.
Nonetheless, we’ll now go for a narrow win for the visitors backing a 0-1 correct score prediction at 11/2 with William Hill
, which does seem a great pick with fine defensive performances we’ve seen from both sides recently.
Under 2.5 goals FT at 17/20 with bet365