Bologna vs Empoli: Top Two Betting Tips
Bologna are unbeaten in their last three league games but will be without their top scorer Arnautovic for this weekend's Serie A clash with Empoli. The visitors haven't had the best of starts to the new season but their recent record against Bologna is very good which should make Saturday's match hard to call.
We're backing Saturday's match to end all square despite Bologna being the bookies' favourites to secure all 3pts. Empoli have won three drawn two and only lost one of their last six meetings with Bologna, securing a 0-0 draw at this very stadium last season. Three of the hosts last five matches have ended in draws and they will be without Marko Arnautovic this weekend, scorer of six of their goals this season, while four of Empoli's last five matches have ended in stalemates.
Both Teams to Score
There is a good chance that we will be treated to goals at both ends of the pitch on Saturday as that is how four of the last five league meetings between Bologna and Empoli have finished. Five of Bologna's last six outings have witnessed both teams scoring while each of Empoli's last four matches have ended the same way, adding plenty of weight to our second prediction for Saturday's head-to-head.
Everything you need to know about Bologna vs Empoli
Bologna vs Empoli Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 17/09/2022
Head to Head
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Empoli would leapfrog Bologna with a win
Bologna had the home advantage against Fiorentina last time out in what was a close and competitive 90-minutes. Following a goalless first-half, Fiorentina opened the scoring in the 54th-minute but Bologna responded really well and were back on level terms in the 59th-minute thanks to a solo goal from Barrow. Not content with getting back into the match, Bologna went in front via a goal from Arautovic just 3-minutes later, a strike that proved to be enough to win the game for the home side.
Bologna Predicted Lineup – Skorupski, Posch, Lucumí, Kasius, Cambiaso, Medel, Soriano, Schouten, Aebischer, Orsolini & Barrow
Empoli would have been expecting a tough game at home to Jose Mourinho's Roma and that is just what they got. Dybala fired the visitors in front after 17-minutes but Bandinelli equalised for Empoli just before the break. The second forty-five proved tight and tense but there was one more goal to be scored, sadly for Empoli, it went the way of Roma and Tammy Abraham in the 71st-minute.
Empoli Predicted Lineup – Vicario, Stojanović, Luperto, Ismajli, Parisi, Marin, Haas, Bandinelli, Pjaca, Lammers & Satriano
Bologna: Marko Arnautovic, Nicola Sansone, Nicolas Dominguez and Adama Soumaoro will miss out this weekend due to injury.
Empoli: Mattia Destro, Tommaso Baldanzi and Lorenzo Tonelli all look set to miss the trip to Bologna through injury.
Bologna vs Empoli – FAQ
- Who are the favourites to win? – the hosts Bologna are the favourites to win.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Bologna 0-0 Empoli.
- What time is kick-off? – 14:00 GMT, 15:00 CET.