Empoli vs Bologna prediction, odds & betting tips – 15/03/2024

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Empoli vs Bologna prediction
Bologna have been tipped to bounce back from defeat – Photo by Icon Sport

Bologna are aiming to get back to winning ways when they travel to take on relegation-threatened Empoli at the Stadio Carlo Castellani – Computer Gross Arena on Friday, March 15th. Check out our Serie A betting tips for the contest below.

Empoli vs Bologna prediction: Bologna to get back to business

Empoli vs Bologna Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Bologna to Win

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Empoli 0-2 Bologna

Anytime Goalscorer

Riccardo Orsolini

Key Stats

  • Bologna have won six of their last seven assignments in Serie A.
  • Empoli have failed to win 12 of their 14 home games in the league this term.
  • Bologna scored twice in each of their last three away matches in the division.
  • Riccardo Orsolini scored a hattrick when Bologna beat Empoli 3-0 in Octboer.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Hosts priced as underdogs?

  • HOME: 27/10 (3.70) – 27%
  • DRAW: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.3%
  • AWAY: 11/10 (2.10) – 47.6%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Empoli’s narrow loss at AC Milan last weekend was their second defeat on the bounce and their upturn in fortunes under David Nicola seems to have lost momentum. Understandably then, Empoli have been handed just a 27% chance of success against highflying Bologna, who despite their eventual defeat, were much the better team for large swathes of their meeting with title favourites Inter Milan last time out.

We’ve tipped Bologna to get back to winning ways on Friday, while other top betting tips to consider this week include backing the visitors to win to nil at 27/10 (3.70).

Last five H2Hs: Bologna searching for follow-up win

Italy Serie A 01/10/23

Bologna

Bologna

3
Empoli

Empoli

0

Italy Serie A 04/05/23

Empoli

Empoli

3
Bologna

Bologna

1

Italy Serie A 17/09/22

Bologna

Bologna

0
Empoli

Empoli

1

Italy Serie A 06/02/22

Bologna

Bologna

0
Empoli

Empoli

0

Italy Serie A 26/09/21

Empoli

Empoli

4
Bologna

Bologna

2

Bologna eased to a 3-0 win over Empoli in October and though they lost twice to the same opponents in successive encounters before that, Thiago Motta’s impressive outfit are heavy favourites to triumph again on Friday. For more away win info and expert analysis, take a glance at our betting insights page.

Empoli preview: Midfielder Fazzini suspended

Empoli have few injury issues to contend with, however, midfielder Gabriele Guarino is a slight doubt. Jacopo Fazzini is serving a ban in the same position and won't be involved.

Predicted lineup: Caprile – Ismajli, Walukiewicz, Luperto – Gyasi, Kovalenko, Maleh, Pezzella, Zurkowski, Cambiaghi, Niang

Italy Serie A 26/05/24

W

Roma

Roma

1

Empoli

Empoli

2

Italy Serie A 19/05/24

D

Udinese

Udinese

1

Empoli

Empoli

1

Italy Serie A 12/05/24

L

Lazio

Lazio

2

Empoli

Empoli

0

Italy Serie A 05/05/24

D

Frosinone

Frosinone

0

Empoli

Empoli

0

Italy Serie A 28/04/24

L

Atalanta

Atalanta

2

Empoli

Empoli

0

Bologna preview: Zirkzee a big miss up front

Jesper Karlsson, Joshua Zirkzee and Adama Soumaoro are all in the treatment room and will miss Friday's game for Bologna. The visitors could name the same XI that lost 1-0 to Inter last week.

Predicted lineup: Skorupski – Posch, Beukema, Lucumi, Kristiansen – Freuler, Orsolini, Aebischer, Ferguson, Saelemaekers – Castro

Italy Serie A 24/05/24

L

Genoa

Genoa

2

Bologna

Bologna

0

Italy Serie A 20/05/24

D

Juventus

Juventus

3

Bologna

Bologna

3

Italy Serie A 11/05/24

W

Napoli

Napoli

0

Bologna

Bologna

2

Italy Serie A 03/05/24

D

Torino

Torino

0

Bologna

Bologna

0

Italy Serie A 28/04/24

D

Udinese

Udinese

1

Bologna

Bologna

1

Empoli vs Bologna prediction
Riccardo Orsolini scored a hattrick against Empoli earlier in the campaign – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Riccardo Orsolini

Riccardo Orsolini had to be content with a place on the substitute’s bench against Inter Milan last weekend, though the versatile attacker could be restored to the Bologna XI on Friday and he has the quality to make an immediate impact upon his return.

Orsolini has punished Empoli before

27-year-old Orsolini bagged a superb hattrick when Bologna beat Empoli back in October and the forward could be a decent anytime goalscorer option again on Friday. Orsolini needs just one more goal to reach double figures for the current Serie A campaign.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.