Lazio vs Empoli Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips (6/1/22)

Lazio vs Empoli – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Hosts Lazio sit one position and 4pts clear of their guests this Thursday, Empoli, in the Serie A table and head into their latest encounter as the clear favourites to win. Empoli have surprised many with their overall performance so far this season and should not be underestimated as they are unbeaten in their last four away games in all competitions.

Immobile to Score

Immobile has been in great form for Lazio this season, even if his club haven't been able to match his high standards. The Italian international has scored 13-goals in Serie A alone so far and is on course to hit the 20+ goals mark once again. With 8-goals in his last 9-appearances for Lazio in all competitions, you can see just why we're backing Immobile to score against Empoli on Thursday.

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Lazio to Win

Lazio have an excellent recent record against Empoli, winning each of the pair's last six Serie A encounters, so you won't be surprised to learn that we are backing the home side to secure all 3pts on Thursday. Lazio have won three of their last four league games and ended 2021 with a victory against Venezia, while Empoli saw their unbeaten run come to an end at home to AC Milan.

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Everything you need to know ahead of Lazio vs Empoli

Two mid-table rivals lock horns on Thursday

Lazio took an early lead away at Venezia last time out when Pedro netted after just 3-minutes. The home side equalised on the half-hour mark and the pair went in level and the interval. Just as they did in the first forty-five, Lazio scored 3-minutes into the second half via their veteran centre-back Acerbi and wrapped up the 3pts in stoppage-time through a Luis Alberto strike. Lazio remain in the race for the European places and could move above Fiorentina and Roma with a win against Empoli on Thursday.

Lazio Predicted Lineup: Strakosha, Radu, Hysaj, Marušić, Felipe, Zaccagni, Cataldi, Milinković-Savić, Bašić Substituted, Pedro & Anderson

Empoli might have had the home advantage against AC Milan last time out but they always knew they were going to be in for a tough 90-minutes. The hosts fell behind in the 12th-minute but managed to equalise through Bajrami in the 18th-minute. AC Milan restored their 1-goal advantage before the interval and in the second half, they scored two goals in quick succession to move 4-1 in front. A late Pinamonti penalty reduces the gap between the two clubs to just 2-goals but there wasn't enough time for Empoli to get back into the game.

Empoli Predicted Lineup: Vicario, Romagnoli, Stojanović, Luperto, Parisi, Henderson, Bajrami, Żurkowski, Ricci, Cutrone & Pinamonti

Team News

Lazio: Francesco Acerbi and Bobby Adekanye are the main injury concerns for the hosts.

Empoli: Emmanuel Ekong and Nicolas Haas could miss the trip to the capital through injury.

Lazio vs Empoli: Your Questions

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  • Who are the favourites to win? – Lazio are the big favourites to win on Thursday.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Empoli 1-3 Lazio, 21/8/21.
  • What time is kick-off? – 13:30 GMT, 14:30 CET.