This has the look of a tight match between two sides evenly matched when Empoli and Genoa face off in round 12 at Stadio Carlo Castellani. Ranked 10th in the Serie A, Empoli have collected 15 points from 11 games. On 8 points, Genoa see themselves ranked as number 17 after 11 matches.
Genoa will be eager to finally claim a win after a couple of draws, however against Empoli one point could still prove acceptable.
Empoli go into their next Serie A match averaging a humble 1.5 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 15 goals, while also conceding 18 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.8 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times.
Genoa travel to their next Serie A match, averaging a lowly 1.5 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 15 goals, while also conceding 18 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.8 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 1 times.
Stats and facts for Empoli and Genoa.
- Empoli has lost in the last 5 of 6 matches at home;
- Empoli conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Empoli's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Empoli conceded the last 6 matches in a row.
- Genoa did not win the last 8 matches in a row;
- Genoa did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Genoa conceded in the last 11 of 13 matches;
- Genoa scored in the last 8 of 10 matches.
Current form — Empoli v. Genoa
Empoli looking for more
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Empoli in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. Empoli are a bit back and forth at the moment, but at least mostly forth, as they beat Salernitana by 4-2. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 2-0 against Inter, before claiming 3 points in a 2-1 win against Sassuolo.
Genoa continue to look blunt.
Genoa will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. It is not all bad, but it is not fantastic either for Genoa right now, with just 2 points from their last 3 matches. They started by losing 3-2 at the hands of Torino, before drawing 1-1 with Spezia. They secured a point in their latest encounter, a 0-0 draw against Venezia.
On paper the two sides seem evenly matched, at least right now, however judging by recent performances Empoli look the value pick here at odds 2.10. The away win could settle for odds 3.25, should the visitors manage to escape with all 3 points. At point for each team pays out at 3.75 with the bookmakers.
Empoli v. Genoa — fixture history
The last time the two teams faced off against each other, Genoa came away as 1-3 winners. In was a match played at Stadio Carlo Castellani back in January 2019 in the Serie A. This time round, betting on Genoa will get you odds 3.25, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a 31% chance of beating Empoli. You can get a price of 2.10, should you wish to bet your money on Empoli. Empoli head into their upcoming match against Genoa with a 20% winning record in recent Serie A meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 2-4-4 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 40%. Do not expect too much entertainment this coming Friday, when Empoli and Genoa face off. Their last 10 matches were largely tight affairs, as more than two goals only happened 2 times. Both teams to score paid out with the bookies 5 times in those 10 matches.
Current table in the Serie A
As the current Serie A standings shows us, the difference between the two teams is 7 points. Even though Genoa cannot overtake Empoli in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Empoli, who are now number 10 with 15 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents this coming Friday.
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Andrea Pinamonti. He is the top scoring player for Empoli in their last 6 matches. He managed to find the back of the net 4 times, and will surely want to add some more goals against Genoa.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Mattia Destro to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Mattia Destro netted 6 goals for Genoa in their last 6 matches.