Spezia vs Empoli Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 14/08/2022

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

Football Whispers Predictions for Spezia vs Empoli

Spezia and Empoli played out two draws when they clashed in Serie A last season and stalemates have become a common theme when the two sides meet, but will that all change in their opening game of the new 2022/23 campaign?

Draw

As mentioned above, these two sides played out a goalless draw in Empoli and a 1-1 draw at Spezia last season and five of their last six competitive and non-competitive head-to-heads have now ended in stalemates. With that in mind, we're backing these two evenly matched sides to play out yet another draw in what should be a tight and tense opening game of the season.

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Under 2.5 Goals

There is a good chance that this game will end up being lowing scoring as five of the duo's last six encounters against one another in all competitions have produced under 2.5 goals, including both of their games last season in Serie A. Both teams failed to score when they clashed in Empoli last season and the reverse fixture in Spezia ended in a 1-1 draw, so you can see why we've gone with a low-scoring draw this weekend.

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Spezia vs Empoli: Stats, Markets & Odds

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August 14, 2022
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Spezia vs Empoli

flash Head to Head

09/04/22
Serie A
Empoli odds
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Empoli
0 - 0
odds Spezia
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Spezia
19/12/21
Serie A
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Spezia
1 - 1
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Empoli
19/06/20
ISB
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Spezia
1 - 0
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Empoli
29/10/19
ISB
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Empoli
1 - 1
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Spezia
28/07/18
EF
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Spezia
2 - 2
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Spezia

Last 5

02/10/22
Serie A
Lazio odds
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Lazio
4 - 0
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Spezia
17/09/22
Serie A
Spezia odds
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Spezia
2 - 1
odds Sampdoria
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Sampdoria
10/09/22
Serie A
Napoli odds
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Napoli
1 - 0
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Spezia
04/09/22
Serie A
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Spezia
2 - 2
odds Bologna
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Bologna
31/08/22
Serie A
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Juventus
2 - 0
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Empoli

Last 5

01/10/22
Serie A
odds Empoli
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Empoli
1 - 3
odds AC Milan
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AC Milan
17/09/22
Serie A
odds Bologna
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Bologna
0 - 1
odds Empoli
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Empoli
12/09/22
Serie A
odds Empoli
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Empoli
1 - 2
odds Roma
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Roma
05/09/22
Serie A
odds Salernitana
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Salernitana
2 - 2
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Empoli
31/08/22
Serie A
odds Empoli
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Empoli
1 - 1
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Verona

Another draw on the cards between Spezia and Empoli?

Spezia have made some changes to their side for the 2022/23 season, bringing in Kevin Agudelo from Genoa for £2.43m, Dragowski from Fiorentina and Reca from Atalanta for £1.80m apiece, while Bourabia arrives from Sassuolo for £1.35m and Ekdal was a free transfer from Sampdoria. Ivan Provedel fetched £1.80m, joining Lazio, but the likes of Figoli, Colombini and Bozhanaj all left on free transfers.

Empoli spent a decent amount of money, £7.65m, to bring Viucario from Cagliari while Cacace cost £2.70m from Sint-Truiden and Dinamo Zagreb's Stojanovic cost £1.08m. Destro and Ebuehi have joined the club on free transfers as well in what has been a busy window for Sunday's guests. Nice prized Viti away from the club for £11.70m and Bicci joined Torino for £7.65m. Newly-promoted Monze spent £2.70m to get Mancuso and Palermo and Entella paid minimal fees for Damiani and Zappella respectively, so Emploi have made a respectable profit of £13.16m so far this transfer window and could still invest more before the transfer deadline.

Team News

Spezia: Janis Antiste has a knee injury that is expected to keep him out of action until September.

Empoli: the visitors will be without Lorenzo Tonelli this weekend as the defender is struggling with a knee injury.

FAQ – Spezia vs Empoli

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  • Who are the favourites to win? – Spezia are the slight favourites with the bookmakers.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Empoli 0-0 Spezia
  • What time is kick-off? – 19:45 BST, 20:45 CET.