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Prediction: Empoli vs Sampdoria

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, Serie A 12 Jan 2023

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Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 13/1

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Empoli and Sampdoria will face each other in Serie A next week. The match between Gli Azzurri and I Blucerchiati will take place at Stadio Carlo Castellani and is scheduled to kick off at 7:45pm UK time next Monday.

Empoli

Empoli won promotion from Serie B to Serie A at the end of the 2020-21 season and did well last season. They ended up as high as 14th in the league table, picking up as many as 50 points from 38 matches. And things are going the same way this time around.

Paolo Zanetti’s side are 13th in the Serie A table at the moment with 19 points from 17 matches. They are above the likes of Hellas Verona, Sassuolo and Sampdoria in the standings, and it shows just how good they have been so far this season.

Empoli will head into the match against Sampdoria at Stadio Carlo Castellani in Serie A next Monday evening on the back of a 2-2 draw with Lazio away from home at Stadio Olimpico in the league. It came after a 1-1 draw with Udinese on the road in the league.

Team News:

Francesco Caputo joined Empoli from Sampdoria on loan in the January transfer window and is ineligible to play against his parent club. Mattia Destro should start. Defender Lorenzo Tonelli is sidelined, but Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro is back from suspension. Martin Satriano and Tommaso Baldanzi could start.

Sampdoria

Sampdoria are an established club in Serie A, but they are in real trouble this season. It is looking very likely that they will end up getting relegated to Serie B at the end of the season. I Blucerchiati have been in the top flight of Italian football since the 2012-13 season and finished ninth in the table in 2020-21, but they are likely to end up in the bottom three this campaign.

Dejan Stankovic’s side are second from bottom in the Serie A table at the moment with just nine points from 17 matches. They are six points behind 17th-placed Spezia, and unless they make a dramatic recovery, they are going down.

Sampdoria will head into the match against Empoli away from home in Serie A next Monday evening after a Copa Italia tie against Fiorentina on Thursday evening. Sampdoria won 2-1 against Sassuolo away from home in Serie A last weekend.

Team News:

Fabio Quagliarella, Ignacio Pussetto and Manuel De Luca have knee injuries, while Omar Colley (flu) and Andrea Conti (tendonitis) are also doubtful for the Serie A game against Empoli next week. Rincon is suspended due to his dismissal against Napoli last weekend.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Empoli have scored 15 goals in 17 Serie A matches.
  • Sampdoria have scored 8 goals in 17 Serie A matches.
  • Empoli have conceded 22 goals in 17 Serie A games.
  • Sampdoria have conceded 30 goals in 17 Serie A games.
  • Sampdoria have won 2 Serie A games all season.

Conclusion

Sampdoria have been one of the worst teams in Serie A so far this season and look set to get relegated to the second tier of Italian football at the end of the season. Empoli are not exactly doing well now, but playing at home will give them an edge. It is likely that both sides will score and concede. This Serie A game could end in a draw.

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 13/1

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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