Empoli vs Napoli Match Info
Date: Wednesday April 3 2019
Kick-off time: 6.00pm BST
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani
Referee: Daniele Doveri
Empoli vs Napoli Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
November 2 2018: Napoli 5-1 Empoli
March 19 2017: Empoli 2-3 Napoli
October 26 2016: Napoli 2-0 Empoli
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1997-98: 15
Empoli wins: 5
Napoli wins: 6
Empoli vs Napoli Stats
- Both teams have scored, with over 2.5 goals in each match, in seven of the last eight meetings between these clubs
- Empoli have won only one of their last seven games against Napoli
- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 18 of Empoli’s latest 21 matches
Empoli vs Napoli Match Preview
Empoli are involved in what looks a four-club battle to avoid the final relegation place in Serie A, but their hopes of avoiding the drop are unlikely to improve against Napoli.
Chievo and Frosinone appear certain to go down and they look set to be joined by, in current order of likelihood, either Empoli, Bologna, Udinese or SPAL.
With nine matches remaining, the situation is not yet critical for Empoli because they and the trio directly above them are covered by only four points, and after this midweek fixture the club from near Florence do not have the most daunting of run-ins.
But this is a match in which the Blues will do very well to avoid defeat because Napoli, who look sure to finish second in the table, are maintaining a high level of form and they have scored four goals in each of their latest back-to-back wins over Udinese and away to Roma.
After a lean spell by his high standards, Belgium forward Dries Mertens is back on the goals trail after netting in both of those two victories. He has a strong record against Empoli too and is backed to score again in a routine success for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
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Empoli vs Napoli Betting Tips
Dries Mertens to score and Napoli to win @ 7/5 with William Hill
Dries Mertens first goalscorer @ 4/1 with William Hill