Sassuolo vs Empoli prediction, odds & betting tips – 24/02/2024

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Sassuolo vs Empoli
Empoli have been enjoying an uptick in form – Photo by Icon Sport

Two of the bottom five sides in Serie A face off on Saturday when Sassuolo take on Empoli at the MAPEI Stadium – Città del Tricolore. Keep reading to see our Serie A betting tips for the contest below.

Sassuolo vs Empoli predictions: Can in-form Empoli pick up more points?

Sassuolo vs Empoli predictions
Our pick

⚽Double Chance prediction

Draw or Empoli

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Sassuolo 1-1 Empoli

⚽ Both Teams to Score prediction

Yes

Empoli have strengthened their bid for survival thanks to a five-game run without defeat and they could power their push for safety even further with the right result at relegation rivals Sassuolo on Saturday.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Empoli are interesting outsiders

  • HOME: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.3%
  • AWAY: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Sassuolo have lost four and drawn one of their last five assignments in Serie A and they’ve looked more and more like genuine relegation candidates as the campaign has progressed.

Last five H2Hs: Empoli out for revenge

Italy Serie A 26/11/23

Empoli

Empoli

3
Sassuolo

Sassuolo

4

Italy Serie A 30/04/23

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

2
Empoli

Empoli

1

Europe Friendlies 23/12/22

Empoli

Empoli

2
Sassuolo

Sassuolo

1

Italy Serie A 05/11/22

Empoli

Empoli

1
Sassuolo

Sassuolo

0

Italy Serie A 09/01/22

Empoli

Empoli

1
Sassuolo

Sassuolo

5

Empoli lost a seven-goal thriller to Sassuolo in the teams’ last encounter in November after they conceded an injury-time winner, thought the landscape for both clubs has shifted since.

Team news and form guide

Sassuolo: Out of form hosts have several absentees

Martin Erlic, Domenico Berardi, Jeremy Toljan and Pedro Mba Obiang are listed as injured for Sassuolo at present and will sit Saturday's game out.

Predicted lineup: Consigli – Pedersen, Tressoldi, Viti, Doig – Lipani, Henrique, Bajrami, Thorstvedt, Lauriente – Pinamonti

Italy Serie A 19/05/24

L

Cagliari

Cagliari

2

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

0

Italy Serie A 12/05/24

L

Genoa

Genoa

2

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

1

Italy Serie A 04/05/24

W

Inter Milan

Inter Milan

0

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

1

Italy Serie A 28/04/24

L

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

5

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

1

Italy Serie A 21/04/24

L

Lecce

Lecce

3

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

0

Empoli: Wingback Gyasi suspended for visitors

Francesco Caputo and Tyronne Ebuehi have been ruled out of Saturday's game while Alberto Grassi and Gabriele Guarino are both doubtful. Emanuel Gyasi is serving a ban and won't be involved either.

Predicted lineup: Caprile – Ismajli, Walukiewicz, Luperto – Niang, Grassi, Maleh, Cacace – Zurkowski, Cambiaghi, Cerri

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

Italy Serie A 20/04/24

W

Napoli

Napoli

0

Empoli

Empoli

1

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Sassuolo are the weekend’s expected winners though the Empoli look like the better option in the draw no bet stakes at 5/4 (2.25). That angle comes with a 44.4% chance of landing according to the latest figures.

Hot tip – Empoli Double Chance

  • Sassuolo have failed to win any of their last five league games.
  • Empoli avoided defeat in each of their last five Serie A fixtures.

Other tips

Sassuolo 1-1 Empoli

  • Empoli scored once in two of their last three away games in Serie A.
  • Sassuolo hit exactly one goal in each of their last four home assignments in the league.

Both Teams to Score

  • Four of the last five meetings between Sassuolo and Empoli in Serie A have featured gaols at both teams.
  • Both teams notched in five of Sassuolo’s last six home tussles in the league.
Sassuolo vs Empoli prediction
Szymon Zurkowski carries a goal threat for Empoli – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Szymon Zurkowski

Szymon Zurkowski joined Empoli on loan in January in what was his second temporary switch to the club and the Polish midfielder has made a super impact since returning to the Stadio Carlo Castellani – Computer Gross Arena.

Can Zurkowski make another telling impact

Zurkowski has scored four times in five starts in Serie A since January, though three of those strikes did come in one sitting against Monza. The 26-year-old hasn’t registered since that hattrick however, and he will be keen to rediscover his golden touch.


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.