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Lazio will welcome Empoli to Stadio Olimpico for a matchday 20 fixture in Italy Serie A. The last meeting on 21st August 2021 ended in a Lazio 3-1 win. Both sides have met nine times in the most recent seasons. Lazio has won 7 matches, and Empoli triumphed in 2. Recent outings average 2.33 goals, while both teams score 33% of the time.
Lazio's latest fixture against Venezia ended in an away 3-1 win. Biancazzurri was very dangerous in attack, having attempted five shots on target. Lazio scored in both halves in the 3rd, 48th and 90+5 minute.
Empoli's recent game against AC Milan ended in a home 2-4 loss. Azzurri had plenty of possession, but not so much in the final third of the pitch. Empoli had good chances in both halves and scored in the 18th and 84th minute.
Since the start of the season, Aquile is more dominant at home. They have six wins out of 11 games on home soil. Although Lazio is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 27% home clean sheets.
Empoli has picked up 3 points from the previous six league games. It is quite intriguing that they prefer playing on the road. Empoli has collected 1.73 points on average per away game, compared to 0.83 at home. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. Empoli kept a clean sheet in just 27% of their visits.
It is not a surprise that the hosts stand out as a favourite to win this one. Biancazzurri is currently unbeaten at home in four games. Since the start of the season, they have lost at home on just one occasion.
Azzurri failed to win in three consecutive away games. It will be a big surprise to turn up on Thursday and win against Biancazzurri.
I am confident that the hosts will prove their worth and triumph with another home victory. Lazio wins on average 2.00 points per home game, compared to 1.73 points per away game for Empoli. My prediction is Lazio to win.
I expect a thrilling contest with plenty of goals. Both sides score and concede on average 3.45 goals per game. Over 2.5 goals were scored in an average of 61% of Lazio's home and Empoli's away games. My prediction is Over 2.5 Goals.
Both sides are dangerous going forward. Lazio has scored in 82% of home games. Empoli is a decent match and has scored in all away games. My prediction is Both Teams to Score: Yes.
Lazio vs Empoli Betting Tips
Lazio vs Empoli Head to Head
Average stats between Lazio and Empoli in most recent 9 outings in the Italy Serie A.
Lazio vs Empoli Stats
Results and League Table
Average stats between Lazio and Empoli across current season. Calculated from Lazio's Home stats and Empoli's Away stats.
Italy Serie A Form
- Coming into this game, Lazio has picked up 10 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That's 2 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in an intriguing 5 of those games. Lazio has scored 14 times in the last 5 fixtures.
- Lazio has enjoyed playing at home recently, with the side currently unbeaten in 2 games.
- Lazio has put together a good run of form and has now gone 2 games without defeat.
- It's possible we will see a couple of goals here, with the last 9 games for Lazio ending with 2 goals or more being scored.
- Lazio will be looking to keep up the momentum today against Empoli, having lost just 1 game from the last 5. They have won 3 and drawn 1
- The last 5 games for Lazio has each seen both teams scoring. Will they improve their defence, or will we see more of the same here? This season Lazio has seen a total of 13/19 fixtures end with both teams scoring. That's 68% of all matches played.
- It's likely that Lazio will score today, as they have netted in the last 5 games coming into this one and have scored 14 goals in the last five games.
- Coming into this game, Empoli has picked up 8 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That's 1.6 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in an intriguing 4 of those games. Empoli has scored 9 times in the last 5 fixtures.
- Empoli has enjoyed playing away from home recently, with the side currently unbeaten in 3 games.
- Scoring is not an issue for Empoli when they play away from home. They have scored in the last 6 games they have played on the road. Can Lazio stop this run?
- Empoli will be looking to keep up the momentum today against Lazio, having lost just 1 game from the last 5. They have won 2 and drawn 2
- In the last 5 matches for Empoli, 4 of those games has ended with both teams scoring. This season 13 matches (68% of all matches) involving Empoli has seen BTTS landing.
- It's likely that Empoli will score today, as they have netted in the last 9 games coming into this one and have scored 9 goals in the last five games.
|Total / L6||Home||Away|
|Win %||43% / 50%||55 %||33 %|
|Draw %||26% / 33%||36 %||17 %|
|Loss %||30% / 17%||9 %||50 %|
|AVG Goals||3.70 / 2.83||4.00||3.42|
|Scored||2.00 / 1.83||2.55||1.50|
|Conceded||1.70 / 1.00||1.45||1.92|
|BTTS %||65% / 50%||64 %||67 %|
|BTTS Win||30% / 17%||36 %||25 %|
|BTTS Loss||13% / 17%||0 %||25 %|
|Scored in Both||43% / 50%||64 %||25 %|
|Scores %||78% / 83%||82 %||75 %|
|Clean Sheet %||17% / 50%||27 %||8 %|
|Frist Goal %||43% / 50%||45 %||42 %|
|Possession %||55% / 59%||59 %||51 %|
|Corners||3.96 / 5.17||5.09||2.92|
|Cards||2.65 / 3.33||2.00||3.25|
|Offsides||1.43 / 1.83||1.73||1.17|
|Fouls||11.87 / 12.83||10.82||12.83|
|Shots||11.52 / 11.83||14.91||8.42|
|Shots on Target||5.83 / 5.83||6.82||4.92|
|Total / L6||Home||Away|
|Win %||35% / 0%||25 %||45 %|
|Draw %||22% / 33%||8 %||36 %|
|Loss %||43% / 67%||67 %||18 %|
|AVG Goals||3.65 / 5.17||4.33||2.91|
|Scored||1.61 / 1.83||1.58||1.64|
|Conceded||2.04 / 3.33||2.75||1.27|
|BTTS %||74% / 100%||83 %||64 %|
|BTTS Win||22% / 0%||25 %||18 %|
|BTTS Loss||30% / 67%||50 %||9 %|
|Scored in Both||22% / 33%||17 %||27 %|
|Scores %||87% / 100%||83 %||91 %|
|Clean Sheet %||13% / 0%||0 %||27 %|
|Frist Goal %||35% / 33%||17 %||55 %|
|Possession %||48% / 48%||50 %||46 %|
|Corners||5.26 / 4.33||5.58||4.91|
|Cards||2.35 / 2.50||2.00||2.73|
|Offsides||2.70 / 1.67||2.50||2.91|
|Fouls||12.78 / 14.17||12.92||12.64|
|Shots||15.65 / 15.33||16.00||15.27|
|Shots on Target||5.70 / 6.17||5.58||5.82|
Over 2.5 Goals and BTTS
Number of Corners
First Half Corners
Second Half Corners
Number of Cards
First Half Cards
Second Half Cards
Lazio vs Empoli Odds
|HT 1||2.10||HT X||2.50||HT 2||4.75|
|Home Win Nil||2.90||Away Win Nil||10.00|
|Over 2.5||1.50||Under 2.5||2.48|
|BTTS Yes||1.57||BTTS NO||2.25|
|Over 9.5 Corners||1.90||Under 9.5 Corners||1.90|