The Serie A clash at Diego Armando Maradona on Sunday sees home team SSC Napoli battling it out for three points with Empoli. Ranked as number 3 SSC Napoli have scraped together 36 points from 16 matches. With 23 points, Empoli earned themselves a place as number 11 in the Serie A following 16 encounters.
Although entering the match as outsiders, Empoli will be keen on keeping their recent momentum as unbeaten in the Serie A going. While in for a tough assignment at Diego Armando Maradona, current form offers hope for the visitors of coming away with a point.
SSC Napoli enter their next Serie A match, averaging a decent 1.8 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a moderate total of 18 goals, while also conceding 10 goals. That amounts to an average of 1 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 5 times.
Ahead of their upcoming Serie A match, Empoli have an ample average of 1.7 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a tolerable 17 goals, while also conceding 19 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.9 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 0 times.
Facts and figures for SSC Napoli vs Empoli in Serie A.
- SSC Napoli scored in the last 41 of 43 matches;
- SSC Napoli scored the last 24 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in SSC Napoli's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in SSC Napoli's last 5 of 7 matches.
- Empoli unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Empoli's last 9 of 11 matches;
- Empoli conceded the last 11 matches in a row;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Empoli's last 6 matches in the row.
Current form — SSC Napoli v. Empoli
SSC Napoli finally found the inspiration
SSC Napoli have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. An encounter with Sassuolo brought a 2-2 draw, which was followed by a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Atalanta. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail, as they beat Leicester by 3-2.
Empoli tough to break down.
Empoli look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches they first beat Fiorentina by 2-1, before drawing 2-2 with Torino. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Udinese by a 3-1 scoreline.
Judging by the strong performances mentioned in the above, SSC Napoli seem in with a good shot of another win against Empoli. The bookmakers currently settle the price for at home win at 1.33. Should this price be too low, consider adding it to a nice accumulator. Does your betting strategy prefer the long shot, the odds for an away win are 10.00.
SSC Napoli v. Empoli — fixture history
In the most previous encounter between Empoli and SSC Napoli, the former managed to hold on to a tight 2-1 win.
SSC Napoli head into their upcoming match against Empoli with a 40% winning record in recent Serie A meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 4-3-3 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 30%. Your football betting decisions should take this h2h statistic into consideration, before adding a result to a possible accumulator.
The last 10 matches between SSC Napoli and Empoli have been highly entertaining, when it comes to goals. Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet no less than 8 times. Both teams to score paid out 8 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 13 points. Even though Empoli cannot overtake SSC Napoli in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. SSC Napoli, who are now number 3 with 36 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Sunday.
Top scorers markets
It is difficult to look past Andrea Pinamonti, when searching for a goalscorer. He seems in wonderful shape and hit the target 3 times in recent matches for Empoli. His season total reads 6 goals scored in Serie A matches right now.
With 5 goals lately for SSC Napoli, Dries Mertens is the player to look out for. He will be gunning for more Serie A goals on Sunday.