Empoli vs Spezia Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 11/02/2023

Empoli
11/02/23 - 14:00

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Spezia

Empoli - Spezia

Italy Serie A - Carlo Castellani

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

Empoli and Spezia go head-to-head for three points at the Stadio Carlo Castellani in Serie A on Saturday, February 10th. Can Empoli take advantage of Spezia’s poor form when the teams collide this weekend? Read our free Serie A predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Empoli vs Spezia

Spezia have lost four games on the spin in league and cup as they prepare to take on Empoli in Serie A on Saturday. Read our top predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Empoli to Win

Empoli’s five-match unbeaten run since the campaign’s resumption came to an end last weekend when they were beaten 2-0 at Roma, though they should still have enough confidence in the tank to bounce back at the first time of asking against poor travellers Spezia on Saturday. The visitors have lost 80% of their ten away assignments in Serie A this term and wounded from a run of four straight losses in league and cup, they have a vulnerable look here. With those factors in mind, our fist prediction recommends backing Empoli to win.

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Under 2.5 Goals

Meetings between Empoli and Spezia are often decided by wafer-thin margins and just a single goal hit the net when the teams last met in August. Indeed, that was the fifth encounter in a row between the sides where under 2.5 goals were registered and we expect that trend to continue on Saturday. Empoli have been averaging just 1.0 goal per home game in Serie A this season, while Spezia have scored just four goals in total on the road. Don’t expect a ton of cut and thrust in this one.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Empoli vs Spezia

Check out our selection of key stats for Saturday’s fixture below alongside a tool to help you choose the most attractive odds.

Head to Head

14/08/22

Italy Serie A Serie A

Spezia

Spezia

Empoli

Empoli

1

0

09/04/22

Italy Serie A Serie A

Empoli

Empoli

Spezia

Spezia

0

0

19/12/21

Italy Serie A Serie A

Spezia

Spezia

Empoli

Empoli

1

1

19/06/20

Italy Serie B Italy

Spezia

Spezia

Empoli

Empoli

1

0

29/10/19

Italy Serie B Italy

Empoli

Empoli

Spezia

Spezia

1

1

Last Five - Empoli

24/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Sassuolo

Sassuolo

Empoli

Empoli

2

3

W

18/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

Empoli

Empoli

1

1

D

09/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Salernitana

Salernitana

Empoli

Empoli

1

3

W

03/02/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Genoa

Genoa

Empoli

Empoli

0

0

D

27/01/24

Italy Serie A Serie A

Juventus

Juventus

Empoli

Empoli

1

1

D

Last Five - Spezia

25/02/24

Italy Serie B Italy

Modena

Modena

Spezia

Spezia

0

0

D

17/02/24

Italy Serie B Italy

Cittadella

Cittadella

Spezia

Spezia

2

4

W

11/02/24

Italy Serie B Italy

Ternana

Ternana

Spezia

Spezia

1

1

D

03/02/24

Italy Serie B Italy

it

Catanzaro

Spezia

Spezia

1

1

D

27/01/24

Italy Serie B Italy

Pisa

Pisa

Spezia

Spezia

2

3

W

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, odds and probability figures ahead of Saturday’s meeting between Empoli and Spezia below.

Empoli odds: 27/25 (2.08) – 48.1%

Draw odds: 49/20 (3.45) – 29%

Spezia odds: 27/10 (3.7) – 27%

With Spezia’s away record so poor, it’s no surprise to see them priced as underdogs this weekend. Empoli’s Tommaso Baldanzi is listed as one of the favourites to score anytime at 23/10 (3.3) – 30.3% on Saturday, while Empoli are an interesting prospect at 8/5 (2.6) – 38.5% to keep a clean sheet.

Empoli vs Spezia Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Saturday’s Serie A contest between Empoli and Spezia below.

Empoli

Defenders Ardian Ismajli and Lorenzo Tonelli are out injured for Empoli while midfielder Alberto Grassi and attacker Mattia Destro are also sidelined. Empoli lost at Roma last weekend, though the right result on Saturday could carry them back into the top half of the Serie A table.

Predicted Lineup for Empoli: Vicario – Ebuehi, De Winter, Luperto, Parisi – Akpro, Marin, Bandinelli – Baldanzi, Satriano, Caputo

Spezia

Spezia have a bit of a personnel crisis on their hands and alongside the injured Joao Moutinho, Jacopo Sala, Albin Ekdal, Vikor Kovalenki, Szymon Zurkowski, Simone Bastoni and Jeroen Zoet, they will be missing suspended duo Mattia Caldara and Ethan Ampadu at the back on Saturday.

Predicted Lineup for Spezia: Dragowski – Ferrer, Wisniews, Nikolaou – Amian, Bourabia, Esposito, Agudelo, Reca- Verde, Shomurodov

Player to Watch – Tommaso Baldanzi

Empoli’s five -match unbeaten run was ended by a 2-0 loss to Roma last weekend, but even though the team drew a blank, talented schemer Tommaso Baldanzi wasn’t to blame. The 19-year-old played three chance-creating key passes for his team during another impactful display. The teenager has been catching the eye regularly this term and Baldanzi could be a potential match-winner again on Saturday.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Empoli

Empoli
4-3-1-2
13
Guglielmo Vicario
it
24
Tyronne Ebuehi
ng
34
Ardian Ismajli
al
33
Sebastiano Luperto
it
65
Fabiano Parisi
it
11
Jean Akpa
ci
18
Razvan Marin
ro
25
Filippo Bandinelli
it
35
Tommaso Baldanzi
it
19
Francesco Caputo
it
28
Nicolo Cambiaghi
it
Substitutes
6
Koni De Winter
be
55
Emanuel Vignato
it
4
Sebastian Walukiewicz
pl
22
Samir Ujkani
xk
91
Roberto Piccoli
it
1
Samuele Perisan
it
21
Jacopo Fazzini
it
32
Nicolas Haas
ch
14
Marko Pjaca
hr
9
Martin Satriano
uy
30
Petar Stojanovic
si
8
Liam Henderson
gb
3
Liberato Cacace
nz

Spezia

Spezia
3-5-2
69
Bartlomiej Dragowski
pl
27
Kelvin Amian
fr
43
Dimitrios Nikolaou
gr
55
Przemyslaw Wisniewski
pl
11
Emmanuel Gyasi
gh
6
Mehdi Bourabia
ma
25
Salvatore Esposito
it
33
Kevin Agudelo
co
13
Arkadiusz Reca
pl
10
Daniele Verde
it
14
Eldor Shomurodov
uz
Substitutes
40
Petar Zovko
ba
72
Tio Cipot
si
22
Federico Marchetti
it
21
Salva Ferrer
es
8
Albin Ekdal
se
30
Daniel Maldini
it
19
Raimonds Krollis
lv
2
Emil Holm
se
16
Julius Beck
dk

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Empoli vs Spezia Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Empoli vs Spezia prediction

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Spezia beat Empoli 1-0 when the teams last met back in August.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 14:00 BST.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at Stake and 888Sport for Saturday’s tussle.


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