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Empoli vs Cagliari: Today's Top Betting Tips
Cagliari head to Empoli with plenty of confidence following their amazing 2-1 win at Atalanta last time out but still remain in danger of slipping into the relegation zone this weekend. Empoli have impressed in Serie A this season but their recent form has been poor and there are no guarantees that they will win this weekend despite being the clear favourites with the bookmakers.
Cagliari Double Chance
We're backing Cagliari to come away with at least a point on Sunday and possible all three if they perform as they did against Atalanta. Empoli are struggling for wins right now and have lost three and drawn three of their last six outings in all competitions, while Cagliari have won three, drawn one and lost just two of their last six fixtures.
Over 2.5 Goals
At least three goals have been scored in four of Empoli's last six matches while three of Cagliari's last six outings have also produced over 2.5 goals. We're not expecting either side to keep a clean sheet this weekend and could see the game ending 2-1 or 2-2 in favour of the visitors who have form in their favour.
Everything you need to know ahead of Empoli vs Cagliari
Cagliari could slip into the relegation zone if they lose
Empoli were away at Bologna last weekend where the two sides played out a tight, tense and competitive 90-minutes but failed to produced any goals. That point keeps Empoli in 11th place on 30pts from their 24 games, 10pts clear of Cagliari. The hosts will be expecting a tough 90-minutes on Sunday against a Cagliari side who have started to pick up some really good results of late.
Empoli Predicted Lineup – Vicario, Romagnoli, Stojanović, Parisi, Viti, Henderson, Bandinelli, Bajrami, Żurkowski, Asllani & Pinamonti
The first half between Atalanta and Cagliari ended goalless but Pereiro put the visitors in front just 5-minutes into the second forty-five. Atalanta then had their goalkeeper, Musso, sent-off but still managed to equalise in the 64th-minute. Cagliari needed a response and had to make the extra man advantage count, which they did via Pereiro's second goal of the game in the 68th-minute. Cagliari held on to secure an excellent victory against one of the best teams in Serie A, surely that will give them great confidence ahead of this weekend's trip to Empoli.
Cagliari Predicted Lineup – Cragno, Lykogiannis, Goldaniga, Henrique, Bellanova, Obert, Lovato, Grassi, Marin, Pereiro & Deiola
Empoli: Riccardo Marchizza, Sebastiano Luperto & Nicolas Haas look set to miss out this weekend through injury.
Cagliari: Pedro Geraldino is suspended, while Damir Ceter, Kevin Strootman and Marko Rog all have injuries that could keep them out of the trip to Empoli.
Empoli vs Cagliari – Your Questions
- Who are the favourites to win? – Empoli are the clear favourites to win.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Cagliari 0-2 Empoli, 22/09/21.
- What time is kick-off? – 14:00 GMT, 15:00 CET.