SPAL head to Stadio Carlo Castellani on Tuesday for the Serie B tie with home side Empoli.
All Empoli v SPAL game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Empoli, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Serie B success over Pescara.
In that match, Empoli had 46% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Empoli, the scorers were Simone Romagnoli (6') and Stefano Moreo (63'). For their opponents, Pescara got 16 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Fabio Maistro (32') scored for Pescara.
Alessio Dionisi’s Empoli have netted 8 times over their prior 6 outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in that time is 7.
Going into this one, Empoli are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
In their previous fixture, SPAL drew 3-3 in the Serie B tie with Pordenone.
In that match, SPAL had 58% possession and 16 shots at goal with 7 on target. For SPAL, goals were scored by Lucas Castro (29'), Espeto (46') and Alberto Paloschi (52'). For their opponents, Pordenone got 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Davide Diaw (5', 90') and Alberto Barison (18') scored for Pordenone.
The numbers tell their own story, and SPAL have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 11 goals in total. At the back, SPAL can certainly do much better. We will see whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Pre-game facts show that SPAL:
haven’t been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
haven’t won away from home in the past 7 league games.
Team News: Empoli
Empoli boss Alessio Dionisi has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game with a completely injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: SPAL
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, SPAL boss Pasquale Marino doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash.
We’re inclined to think that SPAL and Empoli may well both score, with little between these two teams.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. Our tip is therefore for a tight encounter with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of this game.
What are the top odds for the game?
Regarding the latest bookmaker odds on the win-draw-win market, backing Empoli can be had for 2.55, a wager on a drawn result is 3.1 & betting on the win for SPAL gets you 3. These are the best returns offered at present.