Empoli – Parma Prediction & Picks (02.03.2019)

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Empoli and Parma meet at Stadio Carlo Castellani, in a match for the 26 th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 30-09-2018, Parma won at home by (1- 0). The history of recent direct matches is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.

Empoli:

The home team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 21 points won, after 5 wins, 6 draws and 14 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Sassuolo, by (3-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Milan by (3-0). 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 1 win, 6 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Empoli won 13 points out of 30 possible, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 10 matches played at their stadium. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In 25 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 16 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 13 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).

The Empoli enters this unmotivated game, after an outside defeat, by 3-0, in the visit to the land of Milan. The local club usually acts in a tactical system in 5-3-2, favoring a more defensive style of play, attacking through the central corridor. The Empoli is a team that likes to play in its own midfield, with the aim of trying not to grant many spaces to its rival. When it invests in the counterattack, it usually does it through the left flank, with the purpose of taking advantage of the depth offered by the lateral Pasqual. Coach Giuseppe Iachini will not be able to count on Lorenzo Polvani, for being injured.

Parma:

After 8 wins, 5 draws and 12 losses, the away team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 29 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Cagliari, by (2-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Napoli, by (0-4). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 12 goals scored and 20 conceded. For the championship, Parma won 13 points out of 30 possible, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 10 matches as a visitor. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (5 out of 12 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 12 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 25 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 12 matches they have conceded the first goal. In the last 12 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).

Parma enter this match after a slight at home, by 0-4, at the reception to Naples. The visiting club usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, privileging a more offensive style of play, attacking through the side runners. Parma is a team that likes to play in its own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise its rivals through the counterattack. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does so through the right flank, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by the Iacoponi side. The foreign trainer will not be able to count on Alberto Grassi and Alessandro Bastoni, for being injured.


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