Lazio v Empoli Match Info
Match date: 7thFebruary 2019
Kick-Off: 7.30pm GMT
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Lazio v Empoli Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
16 Sep 2018 Empoli 0 – 1 Lazio
18 Feb 2017 Empoli 1 – 2 Lazio
25 Sep 2016 Lazio 2 – 0 Empoli
Matches played: 21
Lazio wins: 12
Empoli wins: 4
Lazio v Empoli Stats
- Lazio have lost on their consistency with a very tough schedule recently
- Empoli struggle to cope and sit just a point above the relegation zone
- Biancocelesti have earned wins in all of the sides’ last four head-to-head clashes
Lazio v Empoli Match Preview
Lazio host Empoli for their Matchday 23 clash on Thursday evening, just days after their Monday’s trip to Frosinone, as they look to build on a great Coppa Italia win over Inter (on penalties after a thriller 1-1 draw). They’ve been putting on solid challenges beforehand too but now have to capitalize on it if they’re to keep up with the top 4.
Biancocelesti have dropped to 8th spot with losses to Napoli (2-1) and Juventus (1-2) despite finding the net on both occasions, as Max Allegri’s men completed a late comeback at this ground with goals from Joao Cancelo and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Empoli will now want to cause an upset too but they’ve had a hard time coping with the big guns as they sit just above the relegation zone, with points against Cagliari (2-2) and Chievo (2-2) as well as a loss to Cagliari (1-3) on the records in their last three outings.
Azzurri have been scoring more goals lately, though, and with that in mind – Giuseppe Iachini will hope his men can put on another such performance. They’ve been led by in-form Francesco Caputo in the final third once again as they came back from being two behind against Chievo, surely hopeful for a similar quest here.
We don’t see them coming away with any points now but we will stick our necks out for Lazio to bag the points in an exciting Home win and a Yes on Both teams to score at 9/5 with Coral – hoping to see the visitors put on a solid challenge too.
With that in mind, going for a high-scoring contest at Olimpico feels like even more of a banker bet, as we stick with Over 2.5 Goals FT at 8/15 with Sportingbet. We’ve seen Empoli enjoying such clashes on the regular and this feels like a further push towards such a bet for heavy hitters.
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