Given how both teams are playing it is hard to look past the visitors here. Empoli have struggled at home recently and have picked up just three points from their last six Serie A home matches here at the Stadio Carlo Castellani. I Partenopei have been good on their travels recently and have picked up 16 points from their last six Serie A matches on the road, which is two more than any other Serie A side.
Therefore, 101 Great Goals' prediction for this match is Empoli 0-2 SSC Napoli and is available at odds of 8.5/1.
Alternatively, you can bet on any Empoli win at 5.75/1 against Gli Azzurri at home on Sunday.
Or, back any away win for Napoli at 1.6/1 here at the Stadio Carlo Castellani.
You can find odds of 3.8/1 for any draw between Empoli and Napoli on Sunday.
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Empoli welcome SSC Napoli to the Stadio Carlo Castellani on Sunday for this Serie A match. I Ciucciarelli won’t have too many fond memories of their trips to Stadio Carlo Castellani. Their eight visits here in Serie A have seen three Empoli wins, four draws and just one victory for Napoli.
Empoli come into the match on a run of 16 league games without a win. They have picked up three points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Serie A matches.
Empoli lost their last league match away to Udinese Calcio. Expected goals of 2.0 to 1.1 in favour of Empoli indicates they were a little unfortunate to get nothing from the match. Ardian Ismajli will be disappointed with his own goal here which made Empoli's task a more difficult one. It set the tone of the game when he opened the scoring in the fifth minute. Although, Andrea Pinamonti did pull a goal from back from the penalty spot. The final score of the match was 4-1.
After his goal here, Pinamonti enters double figures for the season and is Empoli’s top scorer with ten goals in Serie A. He is 3.2/1 to score against SSC Napoli on Sunday.
Their opponent on Sunday, SSC Napoli, come into the match on a run of nine away league games undefeated. They have picked up 10 points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Serie A matches.
I Partenopei shared the points in their last league match at home to AS Roma. Expected goals of 1.3xG apiece highlights how evenly matched the two sides were on the balance of chances created making a draw a fair result in the end. The Parthenopeans also got their goal from the spot when they were awarded a penalty inside the opening ten minutes which Lorenzo Insigne stepped up to convert for his side. To drop two points in the dying moments of the match may have also been a death blow for their title chances. The final score of the match was 1-1.
It was Lorenzo Insigne's ninth league goals this season for Napoli and he is 2.5/1 to get on the scoresheet again here.
Empoli vs SSC Napoli: Previous Serie A Meetings
17 in Total:- 5 Empoli wins, 7 SSC Napoli wins, 5 draws.
Empoli team news
Federico Di Francesco, Emmanuel Ekong, Riccardo Marchizza (cruciate ligament injury), Nicolas Haas (torn knee ligament), and Lorenzo Tonelli (cruciate ligament injury) will be unavailable for The Blues due to injury on Sunday.
They may look to make a few unforced changes to the side who lost against Udinese Calcio in their last league match.
SSC Napoli team news
Gli Azzurri have a full squad to select from with no injuries or suspensions for the trip to the Stadio Carlo Castellani.
They may look to shuffle their deck voluntarily having drew against AS Roma in their last league match.
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