Empoli – Lazio SOCCER PICKS
Empoli and Lazio face at Stadio Carlo Castellani, in a match for the 4th round of the Serie A. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 02-18-2017, in a match for Serie A that ended in a Lazio victory by (1-2). The goals of the match were scored by R. Krunić (67 ‘), for Empoli, and C. Immobile (68’) and B. Keita (80 ‘), for Lazio. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Lazio presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Genoa, by (2-1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Chievo, by (0-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in away matches; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Empoli has won 5, tied 4 and lost 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
The Empoli comes to this game motivated, after a draw at home, by 0-0, in the visit to the land of Chievo. The local team usually acts in a 4-4-2, favoring a faster style of play, being that the two most advanced pieces are Antonino La Gumina and Francesco Caputo. The responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team is the Slovenian Miha Zajc. The local coach can not count on the injured Antonelli.
After 1 win and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 16 th position, with 3 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Juventus, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Frosinone, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Lazio has won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
Lazio enters this match after a triumph, 1-0, at the reception of the promoted Frosinone: Luis Alberto offered the three points to his team. The visiting team usually acts in a 3-5-2, favoring a faster style of play, being that the two most advanced pieces are Immobile and Luis Alberto. The one responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team is the Serbian Milinkovic-Savic. The visiting coach can not count on Luiz Felipe and Lukaku, players recovering from injury.