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Empoli vs Fiorentina betting tips: Serie A preview, predictions & odds

This article provides a preview, prediction and betting tips for Empoli vs Fiorentina in Serie A on Sunday, 21st August 2022.


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Get Empoli and Fiorentina to finish as a draw at odds of 3.75

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Empoli vs Fiorentina

August 21, 2022

5:30 pm BST

Fiorentina got their campaign off to the ideal start last weekend, en route to a 3-2 downing of Cremonese in Tuscany.

In truth, though, the Viola did not exactly set the world alight. Their eventual triumph only came courtesy of a 95th-minute Rolando Madragora winner, despite newly-promoted Cremonese being reduced to 10 men inside the first-half of action.

In turn, though Empoli slipped to defeat in their own season opener, a draw, at odds of 3.75, looks a solid punt here.

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Get Luka Jovic as first goalscorer at odds of +600

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August 21, 2022

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Amongst Fiorentina’s goalscorers last time out was the most high-profile arrival at the club this summer, in the form of ex-Real Madrid hitman Luka Jovic.

The Serb endured a difficult time of things in La Liga, but got his experience in Italy off to the perfect start in netting just over half an hour into his debut appearance.

Odds of +600 with Bet365 for Jovic to make it two in two by opening the scoring against Empoli therefore look very reasonable.

Match preview

Empoli and Fiorentina are set to go head to head in this Serie A derby showdown on Sunday evening.

The two sides will head into proceedings having enjoyed altogether contrasting starts to the new campaign in Italy’s top-flight.

As alluded to above, Empoli slipped to an opening day defeat, downed by a goal to nil at minnows Spezia. This came despite the Tuscan outfit dominating in terms of both possession and chances created, as a solitary strike on the part of M’Bala Nzola proved decisive.

Fiorentina, on the other hand, kicked their season into gear with a three-point haul, secured at the expense of Cremonese. The performance put forth by Vincenzo Italiano’s men proved far from convincing, though, with a scrappy winner deep into injury time the difference in what would otherwise have culminated in an alarming stalemate against a 10-man Cremonese outfit.

The Viola remain favourites to emerge victorious from the first Tuscan Derby of the campaign, but Empoli will put up a fight.

Turning attentions towards the personnel front, the aforementioned Jovic is expected to be joined by fellow summer arrival Pierluigi Gollini in featuring from the off on Saturday evening.

Both Gaetano Castrovilli and Igor, though, remain unavailable for selection through injury.

Empoli, meanwhile, will be without the services of key defender Lorenzo Tonelli, but expect experienced free agent arrival Mattia Destro to maintain his place up top, with Guglielmo Vicario also in line to make it successive starts to open the season.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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