Mid-placed Empoli visit Verona, who are currently struggling to put some distance between themselves and the relegation-zone. This is a round 37 match taking place at Stadio M. A. Bentegodi this coming Sunday.
The upcoming game against Empoli offers a good opportunity for Verona to get some much-needed points to their account. The final part of the season could be a tough ride, should they fail to claim 3 points in a match like this.
Verona have a hard time getting on the scoreboard these days, as they managed a poorly eight goals in their previous ten matches. That is an average of 0.8 goals per game, in which they conceded 17 goals, or 1.7 goals per game. Furthermore, they fought their way to two clean sheets in this run.
Empoli hit the target 13 times in the last ten outings, which creates an average of 1.3 goals a game. They conceded 1.2 goals per match for a total of 12 goals, while claiming two clean sheets as well.
Verona and Empoli settled for a point in a 1-1 draw, when last faced with each other. The best betting odds on a another draw at full-time with the bookies are at 14/5.
Verona vs Empoli Prediction
In their last three matches, Verona won 0-1 against Lecce, before losing 0-1 against Torino and 3-1 to Atalanta. Verona managed to win two of their past six home matches in the Serie A. In the remaining four, they drew one and lost three, as they scored five and conceded 13 goals.
Many people had Verona down as candidates for the drop before the season, but rescue is still within reach, as the season nears its end.
Empoli look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last three matches, they first beat Salernitana by 2-1, before drawing 1-1 with Sampdoria. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Juventus by a 4-1 scoreline. In their last six Serie A away matches, Empoli failed to win even once. In stead, they've drawn two and lost four, scoring four while also conceding eight times.
Verona need the support of their home crowd at Stadio M. A. Bentegodi after suffering defeat twice in recent matches. We fancy them to rise to the occasion and claim a win.
Verona won 17 points from their last ten encounters with teams from the bottom six, like their upcoming opponent. They won five, scored 12 and let in nine goals. Empoli earned four wins and 17 points from their past 11 matches against teams placed in the bottom six of the Serie A table. They scored 13 and allowed ten goals against on their way. Verona have a record of seven wins, nine draws and 20 defeats in the Serie A this season. Empoli put ten wins, 12 draws and 14 defeats on the board in the Serie A.
Verona vs Empoli Stats
- In 17 of the last 19 Verona home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 7 of the last 9 Verona matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Verona have conceded in 9 of the last 11 matches
- Verona have conceded in the last 6 home matches in a row
- Verona have lost 3 of the last 4 matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- Empoli have not won 16 of the last 18 away matches
- In 12 of the last 13 Empoli matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 13 of the last 15 Empoli away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Empoli have conceded in 14 of the last 16 matches
- In the last 4 matches in a row Empoli played, both teams scored
Verona vs Empoli Squads
The 54-year-old Verona manager, Marco Zaffaroni, will select the lineup against Empoli from these players (the statistics in the brackets refer to scored goals and games played in the Serie A this season):
Alessandro Berardi (0/0), Lorenzo Montipo (0/35), Manuel Ravasio (0/0), Simone Perilli (0/0), Deyovaisio Zeefuik (0/0), Diego Coppola (0/18), Fabio Depaoli (2/32), Federico Ceccherini (2/21), Giangiacomo Magnani (0/22), Isak Hien (0/30), Josh Doig (2/22), Juan Cabal (0/9), Marco Davide Faraoni (1/21), Pawel Dawidowicz (1/22), Adrien Tameze (0/35), Ajdin Hrustic (0/0), Darko Lazovic (4/29), Filippo Terracciano (0/19), Ibrahim Sulemana (0/14), Miguel Veloso (0/20), Oliver Abildgaard (0/11), Ondrej Duda (0/15), Adolfo Gaich (1/14), Cyril Ngonge (3/12), Jayden Braaf (0/0), Kevin Lasagna (1/26), Milan Djuric (1/26), Simone Verdi (5/23), Thomas Henry (2/16), Yayah Kallon (1/22).
Listed below is the full squad of Empoli players that the manager Paolo Zanetti will choose from for the upcoming game:
Guglielmo Vicario (0/29), Jacopo Seghetti (0/0), Lovro Stubljar (0/0), Samir Ujkani (0/0), Samuele Perisan (0/7), Ardian Ismajili (0/24), Fabiano Parisi (2/33), Gabriele Guarino (0/0), Koni De Winter (0/14), Liberato Cacace (0/10), Lorenzo Tonelli (0/0), Nicolo Cambiaghi (6/26), Petar Stojanovic (0/25), Samuele Angori (0/0), Sebastian Walukiewicz (0/10), Sebastiano Luperto (2/34), Tyronne Ebuehi (2/25), Alberto Grassi (0/23), Duccio Degli Innocenti (0/0), Filippo Bandinelli (2/34), Jacopo Fazzini (0/19), Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro (1/22), Liam Henderson (0/23), Nicolas Haas (1/22), Razvan Marin (2/33), Tommaso Baldanzi (4/26), Emanuel Vignato (1/12), Francesco Caputo (6/36), Marko Pjaca (0/17), Martin Satriano (2/29), Mattia Destro (1/15), Roberto Piccoli (2/18).
Verona vs Empoli Team News
Verona have an almost full squad available against Empoli at Stadio M. A. Bentegodi with only one player possibly missing.
Verona are unable to field Marco Davide Faraoni this coming Sunday against Empoli, as he is sidelined with an injury.
Empoli have an almost full squad of players to choose from ahead of their next match this coming Sunday, as just two players seem to be forced up in the stands.
Empoli need to do without Mattia Destro and Lorenzo Tonelli, who are not fit enough to travel to Stadio M. A. Bentegodi.
Verona vs Empoli Lineups
Verona vs Empoli H2H
The most recent outing between Verona and Empoli failed to produce a winner, with the score reading 1-1 after the final whistle. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 14/5. Verona claimed two wins, while Empoli picked up two wins in the previous ten matches, while the rest had no winner. The bookies best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 14/5.
Verona vs Empoli Results
Both teams found the back of the net four times in the past seven matches between home side Verona and Empoli. Best priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 19/20.
Verona vs Empoli Betting Tips
When looking for in-form players to find the target, there are some interesting names popping up in both teams. Simone Verdi brings great form to the table, as he is now on three goals in six games. Surely, Verona will start him against Empoli, who also have some appealing names to consider. Not least Francesco Caputo, who notched up three goals in his past six games.
Verona won five of their previous 10 matches across all tournaments at Stadio M. A. Bentegodi. They drew two and lost three as well, while Empoli won one of their last 10 games away. They drew four and lost five. Verona won only three of their previous 10 league outings, while Empoli four wins in their previous 10.
Over 2.5 goals happened two times in the past seven encounters between Verona and Empoli, with Verona scoring 0.86 goals on average per game. Empoli averaged 0.84 goals, while both teams scored four times. Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Verona, who scored an average of 0.8 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Empoli, who managed to score 1.3 times in those matches.