Ace Football previews the Serie A round 35 match between Sampdoria and Empoli and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Empoli visit Stadio Luigi Ferraris this coming Monday for a Serie A fixture with home side Sampdoria.
Sitting bottom of the table, Sampdoria have claimed 17 points after 34 rounds, while Empoli have amassed 38 points. This places the latter as number 14 in the Serie A at the moment.
Form: Sampdoria vs Empoli
Sampdoria endured a tough spell in their previous three matches, which brought three defeats. They lost 5-0 against Fiorentina, before Torino won 0-2, while Udinese claimed all three points in a 2-0 win. The Blue-circled just have a single home win to show from their efforts in the past six Serie A matches at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. They also drew two and lost three of these six encounters, in which they scored seven and conceded nine goals.
Empoli won twice in their last three matches but began by losing 2-1 against Sassuolo, before beating Bologna 3-1. Another win followed, this time by 2-1 against Salernitana. The Blues are winless in their last six away games in the Serie A, in which they drew two and lost four. They conceded eight goals while scoring four themselves.
Betting stats for Sampdoria and Empoli
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Sampdoria and Empoli. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- Sampdoria have not won 17 of the last 18 matches
- Sampdoria have conceded in 17 of the last 19 matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Sampdoria home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Sampdoria have not won 8 of the last 9 home matches
- Sampdoria have conceded in 7 of the last 9 home matches
- Empoli have not won 15 of the last 17 away matches
- In 12 of the last 14 Empoli away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 10 of the last 11 Empoli matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Empoli have not won 12 of the last 14 matches
- Empoli have conceded in 12 of the last 14 matches
Players to watch: Sampdoria vs Empoli
Having scored just once lately in the Serie A, Jese will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Empoli hope Nicolo Cambiaghi can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of three Serie A goals in his last three Serie A games.
Popular markets: Sampdoria vs Empoli
Aside from being bottom of the standings, Sampdoria also boast the worst home record. The relegated hosts have won just once at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris (D5 L11) all season. They’re also on a three-game losing skid. As for Empoli, the visitors won their last two matches, but have won just twice on the road this term (D7 L8).
Both teams to score
Surprisingly, Sampdoria only scored the first goal of the match in three out of their last ten games. Empoli scored the opening goal in five of a possible ten games. Sampdoria have failed to score in 3 consecutive games. The Blue-circled managed the first goal of the game in only three of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Empoli were first on target in five of their last 10 outings.
Sampdoria witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 0.9 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals appeared in six of the last ten matches that Empoli played across all tournaments. They scored 0.9 times on average in the process. Amazingly, Sampdoria failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous 9 matches.
Betting prediction: Sampdoria vs Empoli
The match between Sampdoria and Empoli should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this Serie A game.