Empoli vs Fiorentina prediction, odds & betting tips – 18/02/2024

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Italy Serie A - Carlo Castellani

Empoli vs Fiorentina prediction
Empoli have a four-game unbeaten run to protect – Photo by Icon sport

Can Empoli continue their crawl towards Serie A safety when they take on an out-of-sorts Fiorentina side at the Stadio Carlo Castellani – Computer Gross Arena on Sunday? Check out our free Empoli vs Fiorentina betting tips below.

Empoli vs Fiorentina predictions: Empoli have turned a corner

Empoli vs Fiorentina predictions
Our pick

⚽Double Chance prediction

Empoli or Draw

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Empoli 2-1 Fiorentina

⚽ Both Teams to Score prediction

Yes

Davide Nicola’s recent appointment at Empoli has made the team a more competitive force and having put together a four-game unbeaten run in Serie A, they could upset a Fiorentina outfit in the midst of a wobble.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Empoli outside the reckoning

  • HOME: 27/10 (3.70) – 27%
  • DRAW: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%
  • AWAY: 21/20 (2.05) – 48.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Empoli’s fine 3-1 win at Salernitana pushed their unbeaten run in Serie A to four games, while Fiorentina have won only once in six attempts in the division since early January.

Last five H2Hs: Empoli a bogey team for Fiorentina

Italy Serie A 23/10/23

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

0
Empoli

Empoli

2

Italy Serie A 19/02/23

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

1
Empoli

Empoli

1

Italy Serie A 21/08/22

Empoli

Empoli

0
Fiorentina

Fiorentina

0

Italy Serie A 03/04/22

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

1
Empoli

Empoli

0

Italy Serie A 27/11/21

Empoli

Empoli

2
Fiorentina

Fiorentina

1

Empoli battled their way to a shock win in Florence when they last faced Fiorentina and they have lost only one of their last six encounters with La Viola overall.

Team news and form guide

Empoli: Empoli have few personnel missing

Tyronne Ebuehi is listed as injured for Empoli while the hosts also have doubts over the availability of Francesco Caputo and Gabriele Guarino.

Predicted lineup: Caprile – Bereszyński, Ismajli, Luperto – Gyasi, Grassi, Maleh, Cacace – Zurkowski, Cambiaghi, Cerri

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

Fiorentina: La Viola hoping for an uptick in form

Fiorentina will be without the services of injured pair Oliver Christensen and Gaetano Castrovilli. La Viola were beaten by top four rivals Bologna 2-0 last time out. Fiorentina stars Ranieri and Gonzalez in the frame for the UEFA Europa Conference League golden boot this term, though the latter could be named on the bench this weekend.

Predicted lineup: Terracciano – Kayode, Milenkovic, Ranieri, Biraghi – Arthur, Mandragora, Ikone, Bonaventura, Gonzalez – Belotti

Italy Serie A 02/06/24

W

Atalanta

Atalanta

2

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

3

UEFA Conference League 29/05/24

L

Olympiakos

Olympiakos

1

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

0

Italy Serie A 23/05/24

W

Cagliari

Cagliari

2

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

3

Italy Serie A 17/05/24

D

Napoli

Napoli

2

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

2

Italy Serie A 13/05/24

W

Monza

Monza

1

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

2

Our free expert picks: Empoli to upset the odds against Fiorentina again?

If our Empoli vs Fiorentina predictions leave you cold, head on over to our other latest betting tips for more inspiration ahead of the weekend.

Fiorentina are this weekend’s expected winners despite their patchy form and La Viola have been priced at 8/11 (1.73) to open the scoring on Sunday. The visitors have also been handed a 25.6% chance of beating a -1.0 goal handicap at 29/10 (3.90).

Hot tip – Empoli Double Chance

  • Empoli have put together a four-match unbeaten run in Serie A.
  • Fiorentina failed to win five of their last six tests in the division.

Other tips

Empoli 2-1 Fiorentina

  • Empoli found the net twice when they beat Fiorentina in October.
  • Fiorentina have been averaging 1.16 goals per away games in Serie A this season.

Both Teams to Score

  • Fiorentina managed to keep just one clean sheet in their last nine away games in the league.
  • Empoli failed to notch just once in their last five fixtures in the division.
Empoli vs Fiorentina prediction
Empoli'FC's midfielder Youssef Maleh could be a card market candidate – Photo by Icon sport

Player to watch – Youssef Maleh

Key Empoli midfielder Youssef Maleh was at his combative best in last week’s 3-1 win over Salernitana and the hard-hitting 25-year-old picked up his ninth Serie A booking of the campaign in that victory.

Maleh worth a look in the card markets?

Maleh relished the skirmishes in the midfield battle zone and the anchorman is certain to put his foot in where it hurts again on Sunday. The destroyer looks like a prime card market candidate against Fiorentina.


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.