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Bitesize Prediction: Empoli vs Fiorentina – 21/08/22

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Serie A 20 Aug 2022

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Competition: Serie A

Market: Fiorentina win

Odds: 19/20 @ 888sport

In what is a real Florence derby this weekend, Fiorentina will make the trip to the Stadio Carlo Castellani on Saturday evening when they meet local rivals Empoli.

Starting with the hosts, although Empoli might have cruised their way to another Serie A campaign last season, the Blues are expected to face a tough test this time around. Despite potentially smelling the chance to lay down an early marker away at Spezia last weekend, Paolo Zanetti’s men could only put in a toothless display on the road. Eventually getting hit with a deserved 1-0 loss away from the Stadio Carlo Castellani, the Azzurri also showed a string of issues on home soil last season. it should be highlighted, Empoli managed to win just one of their final 10 matchups in front of their own supporters, a run that stemmed all the way back to December 2021. Likewise, suffering a 1-0 defeat when they last faced off against their bitter local rivals on April 3rd, Zanetti’s side could face another stern test here.

As for the visitors, managing to clinch a European return last season, Fiorentina are desperate to keep up that momentum this time around. Opening up the 2022/23 campaign with a stunning last-gasp winner as they eventually picked up a 3-2 victory at home against Cremonese, Head Coach Vincenzo Italiano will be hoping for his side to pick up local bragging rights here. Likewise, opening up their Conference League adventure with a 2-1 win against Dutch outfit Twente at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, the Viola are enjoying a summer boost. Signing off last season with a thumping 2-0 victory against Italian giants Juventus back in May, Fiorentina are rightfully tipped as a standout pick this weekend. Claiming that 1-0 win when they last faced off against Empoli back in April, we’re backing a similar outcome here.

Bet: Fiorentina 19/20 to beat Empoli in Sunday’s Serie A matchup @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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