Empoli vs. Fiorentina Predictions & Betting Tips

La Viola travel in these Empoli vs. Fiorentina predictions with the two teams in opposing form after day one. Paolo Zanetti’s side will hope to improve after an uninspiring one-goal defeat whilst in the opposing dug-out Vincenzo Italiano will look to shore up his defence having won 3-2 on the opening day.

Empoli vs. Fiorentina odds

1 – Fiorentina to win – 9/10

2 – Both teams to score – 8/13

3 – Over 2.5 goals scored – 4/6

4 – Fiorentina to score in both halves – 7/4

5 – Jovic to score anytime – 11/2

Empoli welcome Fiorentina on Sunday for a fixture that has tended to prove highly unpredictable in recent years. Over the past three seasons neither side has managed to establish a monopoly both winning one game per campaign.

This is all the more remarkable given the Azzurri’s recent form with Zanetti’s side losing 20 out of their last 22 games in Serie A. Looking at form therefore, a bet this weekend on the visitors to pick up their first win at the Stadio Carlo Castellani in three years could well pay off.

Despite winning their first game of the season, La Viola were by no means convincing against newly promoted Cremonese. Vincenzo Italiano’s side surrendered their lead on two occasions and required an injury-time winner despite playing half the match against 10 men.

Fiorentina’s defence looked fragile at best and as a result a bet on both teams to score this Sunday may provide a return. Empoli may not have managed to secure a goal against Spezia but will be hoping that new signing Mattia Destro is able to add to his tally of four goals against their weekend opponents.

On the evidence of the opening-day fixtures Sunday’s match could go either way. Empoli looked blunt going forward but defensively resolute whilst Fiorentina could be said to be the complete opposite. Zanetti’s side did however manage five shots on target against Spezia and as a result may enjoy better luck against a Fiorentina side that conceded two from four shots on target last weekend.

Using this information, we would advise a punt on over 2.5 goals to be scored at the Stadio Carlo Castellan. Fortunately for La Viola their front-line looked sufficiently impressive to ensure that they bag the majority of goals once again on Sunday with good odds on the visitors to score in both halves.

A goalscoring debut for Luka Jovic is a significant reason for the optimism over a Fiorentina win, with the former Real Madrid man a favourite to score anytime against Empoli.

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Empoli vs. Fiorentina last five matches

Empoli last five matches

17-09-2022 14:00
12-09-2022 19:45
05-09-2022 17:30
31-08-2022 17:30
28-08-2022 19:45

Fiorentina last five matches

18-09-2022 14:00
11-09-2022 14:00
03-09-2022 14:00
31-08-2022 17:30
28-08-2022 19:45

Empoli top goalscorers

Fiorentina top goalscorers

Empoli vs. Fiorentina line-ups

Empoli (4-3-1-2): Vicario; Stojanovic, Ismajli, Luperto, Parisi; Henderson, Marin, Bandinelli; Bajrami; Destro, Lammers

Fiorentina (4-3-3): Gollini; Benassi, Milekovic, Martinez, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Amrabat, Maleh; Kouame, Jovic, Sottil

Empoli team news

Sunday’s match comes too early for Lorenzo Tonelli who remains side-lined through injury meaning another start for Ardian Ismajli. Paolo Zanetti will be concerned about the status of his new signings after Mattia Destro and Gugliemo Vicario failed to impress having started last week’s defeat to Spezia.

Fiorentina team news

Vincenzo Italiano may look to integrate his summer signings having been cautious of disrupting the team in Fiorentina’s opening fixture. Dodo could start on Sunday over an out-of-position Marco Benassi whilst Rolando Mandaragora may have earned the nod after scoring the winner off the bench last weekend. Igor may be fit to return having missed the opener with a muscle strain.

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