Empoli vs. Salernitana Predictions & Betting Tips

by | May 9, 2022 14:47

Just seven points separate the two sides ahead of these Empoli vs. Salernitana predictions, with both teams in the lower half of the Serie A table. The hosts have been in miserable form without a win in three, while the opposite is true for the visitors.

Empoli vs. Salernitana odds

1 – Salernitana to win – 13/10

2 – One-goal winning margin –  5/1

3 – Under 3.5 goals scored – 4/6

4 – Both teams to score – 1/2

5 –  Bonazzoli to score anytime – 13/10

Salernitana travel to face Empoli on Saturday looking to continue a truly remarkable run of results. The Granata are one of only two teams in Serie A to go unbeaten in their last six games – the other being league leaders Milan.

The incredible form of Davide Nicola’s side has seen them catapult out of the relegation zone, with last week’s draw against Cagliari further reinforcing their safety – despite the late heartbreak. This weekend Salernitana travel to Empoli with the opportunity to jump potentially as high as 15th in the Serie A table, just one spot below their weekend opponents.

The hosts on Saturday have had a wildly different experience in the past few weeks, winning just one of their last six. Aurelio Andreazzoli’s side are mathematically safe from relegation, which will have been their target at the beginning of the season, and arguably have rested on their laurels in recent weeks.

With the battle very much still on for the visitors, we tip Salernitana as the team to win on Saturday afternoon. Should they do so, it is likely to be by a margin of just one goal, as has been the case in all seven of their wins in Serie A this season.

Looking in on past form, another safe bet may be on a low scoreline this weekend. The Granata have earned their recent success on being defensively compact and not allowing space for their opponents to attack. Furthermore, Empoli have been far from prolific this season, averaging just 1.3 goals per game, so a bet on under 3.5 goals scored has a good chance of paying out.

On a similar note, neither side has been particularly impressive at keeping clean sheets, with Salernitana boasting just two this season and Empoli just a little better with six. A bet on both teams to score at the Stadio Carlo Castellani should therefore be considered.

Super-sub Federico Bonazzoli is our tip to score anytime, having notched two goals in his last four games, despite starting just once. The Italian is Salernitana’s top scorer this season and one more strike will take him into double figures.

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Empoli vs. Salernitana last five matches

Empoli last five matches

14-05-2022 14:00
06-05-2022 17:45
01-05-2022 14:00
24-04-2022 14:00
16-04-2022 13:30

Salernitana last five matches

14-05-2022 14:00
08-05-2022 17:00
05-05-2022 17:00
02-05-2022 19:45
24-04-2022 11:30

Empoli top goalscorers

Salernitana top goalscorers

Empoli vs. Salernitana line-ups

Empoli (4-3-1-2): Vicario; Fiamozzi, Luperto, Romagnoli, Parisi; Zurkowski, Stulac, Bandinelli; Asllani; Pinamonti, Bajrami.

Salernitana (3-5-2): Sepe; Gyomber, Fazio, Radovanovic; Mazzocchi, Ederson, Bohinen, Coulibaly, Ruggeri; Djuric, Verdi.

Empoli team news

Andreazzoli has the majority of his squad available, with Lorenzo Tonelli and Nicolas Haas the only potential absentees from Saturday’s game. The Azzurri coach is unlikely to make any major changes to the team, with Liam Henderson the only potential change in midfield. Federico Di Francesco is unlikely to play a role after being substituted after just eight minutes last weekend.

Salernitana team news

No changes are expected from Davide Nicola, who has looked to retain consistency during his team’s remarkable run. Mamadou Coulibaly remains the only injury absence for the visitors, who will also be without Franck Ribery after the winger received a red card from the bench against Cagliari.

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