Empoli vs Roma: prediction for the Serie A fixture
Empoli gave a high level performance in the first half of the season and gained a foothold in the middle of the Serie A table. The team of Aurelio Andreazzolli is currently in 11th place in the table, only six points behind the European club copetition zone. However, recently Empoli have lost momentum - the hosts haven't won in six games in a row. In the last two matches, Empoli drew with Venezia (1:1) and lost to Inter Milan in the Italian Cup (2:3 ET).
Roma have clearly hoped to get a ticket to the Champions League this season, but they are far from achieving this goal. José Mourinho's men are currently only in the 7th position in the table with a total of 35 points, seven points behind the 4th Atalanta, who also have a game in hand.
Earlier this week, the Wolves advanced to the quarter-finals of Coppa Italia following their victory over Lecce (3:1) at home.
This score was recorded in 2 of the last 4 games of Roma.
In 2 of the last 3 games of Roma, this bet won.
In the last 2 home games, Empoli scored before halftime.
Empoli haven't been delivering high-quality football lately, and Roma should take advantage of that. The Wolves still hope to get into the top-4, so they need every point they can get. We are predicting a confident victory for the visiting team.
Our prediction – Asian handicap (-1) to Roma
The Azzurri might be in poor form, but they stick to an attacking style of football and regularly score, even against the Italian giants, for example, in the cup game this week, they netted two goals against Inter. We doubt that Roma, with their defensive problems, can keep a clean sheet. But the Wolves also score a lot, so we expecting a high-scoring thriller.
Second bet - total over 3 goals