Italian Serie A: Empoli vs Atalanta Prediction, Preview and Betting Tips
Empoli will take on Atalanta in the round five of Serie A competition at Stadio Carlo Castellani stadium in Empoli on Friday evening. Both sides are in bad shape this season and are expected to relegate at the end, but the team have found their good form in the recent games with Empoli beat Udinese 2-1 and Atalanta draw with Verona.
Empoli have faced two straight defeats in the beginning of the season but have performed well in their last two games. The team have drawn the match against powerful opponent Napoli 2-2 and claimed a 2-1 away win over Udinese. Overall, the team are in terrible run of form for the last few months, winning just two games in their last ten games. Empoli sits fourteenth in the league standings with four points having won one game, drawn one and lost two. Empoli are playing offensive football this season, scoring six goals in all matches with an average of 1.5 goals per match.
Atalanta have started their campaign with defeat at Inter Milan, but the team very well recovered in their next three games. Atlanta have remained unbeaten in their last three games having won the game over Frosinone and a couple of draws against Sassuolo and Verona. Atlanta are in twelfth position in the league table with five points having won one game, drawn two and lost one. Scoring goals is not a big issue for Atlanta also as the team have scored five goals this season with an average of 1.3 goal per match.
It's difficult to predict the outcome of the match as the last two matches ended with a draw between Empoli and Atalanta. Both sides are expected to play attacking game with the hope of escaping relegation this year so place your bets on both teams to score at-least one goal.
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