Empoli vs Napoli prediction, odds & betting tips – 20/04/2024

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Empoli vs Napoli prediction
Empoli are aiming to complete an unlikely double over Napoli – Photo by Icon Sport

Empoli and Napoli meet at the Stadio Carlo Castellani – Computer Gross Arena to contest an Italian Serie A fixture on Saturday, 20 April. Check out our Serie A betting tips for the match below.

Empoli vs Napoli prediction: Goals at both ends likley

Empoli vs Napoli Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Both teams to score

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Empoli 1-2 Napoli

⚽ Anytime goalscorer prediction

Matteo Politano

Key Stats

  • Both teams found the net in each of Napoli’s last four away games in Serie A.
  • Empoli were beaten in five of their last six assignments in the league.
  • Matteo Politano scored in each of Napoli’s last two Serie A fixtures.
  • 100% of Napoli’s last three league matches featured over 2.5 goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Empoli priced as underdogs

  • HOME: 18/5 (4.60) – 21.7%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%
  • AWAY: 8/11 (1.73) – 57.9%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Empoli are still right in the thick if a relegation battle and their 1-0 loss to Lecce left them just one point clear of the drop zone. A win over Napoli would be a major boost to their survival chances, however, the bookies think they have only a 21.7% chance of picking up three points on Saturday.

Napoli are drifting towards a mid-table finish and they disappointed again last weekend when they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Frosinone. However, our football betting tips have backed their superior class to ultimately shine through this weekend.

Last five H2Hs: Empoli chasing unlikely double

Italy Serie A 12/11/23

Napoli

Napoli

0
Empoli

Empoli

1

Italy Serie A 25/02/23

Empoli

Empoli

0
Napoli

Napoli

2

Italy Serie A 08/11/22

Napoli

Napoli

2
Empoli

Empoli

0

Italy Serie A 24/04/22

Empoli

Empoli

3
Napoli

Napoli

2

Italy Serie A 12/12/21

Napoli

Napoli

0
Empoli

Empoli

1

Empoli shocked Napoli with a 1-0 win in Naples back in November, though the Partenopei won each of the two encounters between the teams before that, including the sides’ last clash at the Stadio Carlo Castellani – Computer Gross Arena.

Empoli preview: Hosts could name the same XI

Ardian Ismajli and Tyronne Ebuehi are both out injured while Gabriele Guarino has a muscle problem and could also miss out. Empoli conceded in the 89th minute to lose their last league fixture at Lecce last weekend.

Predicted lineup: Caprile – Bereszynski, Walukiewicz, Luperto – Gyasi, Marin, Bastoni, Pezzella – Zurkowski, Cancellieri, 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

Napoli preview: Rui suspended at left back

Juan Jesus is out of action for Napoli while Mario Rui and Amir Rrahmani are both suspended. Mathias Olivera has a muscle problem and might also be forced onto the sidelines. Napoli are just two points shy of sixth spot in the table.

Predicted lineup: Meret – Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Ostigard, Olivera – Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski – Politano, Kvaratskhelia, Osimhen

Italy Serie A 17/05/24

D

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

2

Napoli

Napoli

2

Italy Serie A 11/05/24

L

Bologna

Bologna

2

Napoli

Napoli

0

Italy Serie A 06/05/24

D

Udinese

Udinese

1

Napoli

Napoli

1

Italy Serie A 28/04/24

D

Roma

Roma

2

Napoli

Napoli

2

Italy Serie A 20/04/24

L

Empoli

Empoli

1

Napoli

Napoli

0

Empoli vs Napoli prediction
Matteo Politano could score for the third game in a row – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Matteo Politano

Matteo Politano is often an unheralded performer for Napoli and the diminutive fan favourites managed to find the net for his club in each of their last two Serie A fixtures.

Politano a provider of match-changing moments

30-year-old Politano has scored eight times in Serie A this season, making him Napoli’s third-highest scorer in the division, while the wide attacker also ranks third at the club for assists provided so far (five). Politano has the skill to add to both tallies in Saturday’s fixture.


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