Juve Stabia and Empoli face at Stadio Comunale Romeo Menti, in a match for the 20th round of Serie B. Empoli won at home by (2‑1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, in 25 -08-2019. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 14th and 15th of the league table, it is actually a confrontation between the 10th classified in home games and the 18th as a visitor.
After 7 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in 14th position, with 24 points won. In their last game, they won the Nuova Cosenza at home by (1‑0), after in the previous game they had drawn for (1‑1) outside, in a match against Cremonese. This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they conquered 16 points, against only 8 in their away matches. In his last 10 home games for the championship Juve Stabia won 5, drew 1 and lost 4, so he won 16 points in 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 7 of the last 10 they played there were less than 3 goals. In 19 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only got 3 comebacks. In the last 10 home games for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: he scored 5 of his 13 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘); He suffered 5 of his 14 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
The home team is still fighting for better days in the competition. He currently occupies the thirteenth position of the championship, with 24 points in 19 games, so that the club is in an awkward situation for the rest of the season, since it is much closer to the relegation zone than the classification zone . Put this, coach F. Caserta promises a lot of work in this second half of the league, to try to improve the spirit of the team. On the other hand, the latest performances show that fans can rely on this improvement, since in the last 5 games Juve Stabia has added 3 wins, 1 draw and only 1 defeat.
After 5 wins, 8 draws and 6 losses, the away team is currently in 15th position, with 23 points won. In their last game, they tied with Livorno at home by (1‑1), after in the previous match they lost out, in a match against Nuova Cosenza, by (1‑0). This is a team that is usually more competitive at home, since it conquered 6 points out and 17 in its stadium, with 6 goals scored and 16 suffered as a visitor, against 14 goals scored and 9 suffered at home. For the championship, Empoli won 6 points in 27 possible, after 1 win, 3 draws and 5 losses in the last 9 games he played as a visitor.
In this competition, he lost the last 4 away matches and won none of the last 6 he played as a visitor. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 2-0 (4 in 9 games). The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have always suffered goals in the last 10 games they played in this competition. In 19 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 7 of his 17 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Empoli, as the opponent of this next round, has not had a good season so far. It occupies the fifteenth place and only has 23 points added in 19 games, so the club management activated the warning signal for the rest of the season. In fact, the distance for the relegation zone is only 4 points for the direct descent and 2 points for the descent tournament, a phase that can save one of 4 teams from the descent. The team’s latest performances make the alert even greater, because in the last 14 games they only won one victory.