Atalanta vs Empoli: prediction for the Serie A match
Atalanta looked fantastic in the first half of the season. It seemed that they would have no problems finishing in the top four, but then something went wrong and the team dropped to the 8th line in the standings.
La Dea have chalked up a total of 59 points - the same as Fiorentina, who sit just above them - and have scored 65 goals. After a victory over Spezia (3:1), Atalanta lost to AC Milan (0:2).
Today the team will be without Cabezas, Pessina, Ilicic, and Toloi.
Empoli got promoted to the Italian elite last season, and this year they have successfully secured their residence in Serie A, which was the club's main goal for the season.
Aurelio Andreazolli's side is in 14th place in the standings with 38 points from nine victories and 11 draws. After losing to Inter Milan (2:4), Empoli drew against Salernitana (1:1).
The visiting team will be without Marchizza and Haas.
Atalanta won 3 of the last 5 head-to-head games.
This bet played in 4 of the last 5 head-to-head games.
In 3 of Empoli's last 4 games, this bet won.
We will be backing the hosts here - Atalanta can snatch a ticket to the Conference League if they overcome Fiorentina, with whom they are currently level on points. Empoli are tired and in poor form; we doubt the visitors will create problems for La Dea.
Our prediction — Asian handicap (-2) to Atalanta
We predict a high-scoring game here. Both sides have been impressive in attack this season, especially Atalanta.
Second bet — total over 3.5 goals