Crotone (@2.62) vs Empoli (@2.7)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Crotone will win

Crotone – Empoli Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 09:00

They have recorded just 42% of their goals this season on their travels, while they average just 0.5 per game away from home. The Azzurri have failed to find the net in 80% of their outings on the road, and that terrible return is bound to give Crotone a chance to take the points on Sunday. To make matters even worse, Empoli have an awful scoring record.

Were also going with a 2-0 correct score bet, which is priced at 10/1 with bet365. Given that Crotone have scored in 78% games at home ahead of this clash with goal-shy visitors, the hosts look like great value to win. On top of that, Empoli have failed to win 18 of their last 19 away games in Serie A. That has us backing a result for the home side, with Crotone priced at 4/6 with bet365 to win on the draw no bet market.

Empoli FC didnt win any major prizes in the clubs history. The clubs biggest achievement in the history was in 2004/2005 where the club finished first in the Serie B (the second highest football division). Because of a matchfixing scandal the title was given away to Genoa CFC. Empoli FC played in the UEFA Cup once in season 2007/2008 but got knocked out in the first round by FC Zurich.

Head To Head

They did take a point off Genoa last weekend, scoring twice at the Luigi Ferraris. Theyve beat Pescara here and taken a point off Sampdoria, which has given them a slight hope of survival. Neither of these two sides are in great form, but Crotone have picked up a couple of good results at home. That result should give them confidence ahead of this massive game for them.

As for Empoli, the Azzurri have been steadily pulling away from the bottom three. They have earned 11 points out of their last six games, which is an impressive return considering they picked up just ten in 15 matches prior to this run. Despite still having the weakest attack in the league, they now have put a 11-point gap between themselves and the relegation candidates.

A whopping 11 points divide them from upcoming opponents Empoli, but if Crotone can win this fixture and start picking up points here and there, they just may be able to pull off their great escape. The Squali have had a tough debut campaign in the top flight, and time is running out for them to start climbing up the table. This game could be make or break for Crotones bid for survival.

The Azzurri did well to beat Udinese in their last league fixture, with the team managing to keep their third consecutive clean sheet in the Italian top flight. Crotone failed to score in three of their previous four games in the Serie A and we predict that fans will see a low-scoring affair in Sundays football match against Empoli. Following three consecutive defeats in the league, Crotone shared the spoils with Genoa at the weekend. The visitors are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Sundays clash against Crotone and there is every chance one goal will separate the two teams at Stadio Ezio Scida. The 18th-placed team do not seem capable of escaping the relegation zone and, as things stand now, the newcomers are likely to drop to the Serie B at the end of the season. Empoli are more of a team than Crotone and away win should be considered.

Empoli

That result came at bottom side Pescara, while theyve lost 50% of their matches on their travels. Theyve opened up a wide gap between themselves and the drop, but theres still some way to go. Thats seen them average just 0.7 points per game away from their own ground, with 67% of their points this season coming at home. Empoli won at home to Udinese last weekend, which left them in a strong position in their fight for survival. Their away form could yet be their downfall, with the Azzurri having won just one of their 10 away trips this season.

This game is huge in the fight for survival, with 17th placed Empoli travelling to a Crotone side who are directly behind them in the standings. It seems like its three from four sides for the drop, and its almost three from three at the rate theyre picking up points. Time is running out for Crotone, who are struggling in their first ever Serie A campaign, can they improve their survival hopes with a win? However, theres currently an 11 point gap between the two sides, with the bottom three cut adrift.