Round 21 of Serie A will be ended on Monday with a game between two teams that are fighting to avoid relegation. Empoli are on the 17th position in the standings, while Genoa are with three points more and three places ahead. The form of both teams is not good, and the points are important for both sides.
Empoli had just one good period this season – on November when the team have won ten of possible 12 points. After that, they had four consecutive defeats, and their end was set in the last round of Serie in away game against Cagliari, which ended as a 2-2 draw. The Blues are feeling far more comfortable at home, where the team recorded all of their four wins. The fixtures on home ground are crucial for their fight to avoid relegation this season.
Like their opponent in this match, Genoa are also performing better as a host. The Griffins have lost seven of overall nine away fixtures and have won just four points until this moment. Genoa started the season exceptionally well, but since October they have only one win in all competitions. The last game of The Griffins was also on Monday, and it was a loss against Milan with 0-2.
During the week, the top goalscorer of Genoa, Krzysztof Piątek, was transferred to Milan and it will take time the forwards of The Griffins to adapt without his presence on the pitch. The home fixtures will be the primary source of points for both sides. Empoli have won all of their games as hosts against teams outside Top 8, and we expect them to do it again on Monday.
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Empoli vs Genoa Head to Head
Genoa have won the first game in the season against Empoli with 2-1, and now have three wins in the last four fixtures in this rivalry. Empoli have just one win in the previous seven league games.
|26.08.2018||Genoa vs Empoli||2-1|
|05.03.2017||Empoli vs Genoa||0-2|
|16.10.2016||Genoa vs Empoli||0-0|
|06.03.2016||Genoa vs Empoli||1-0|
|24.10.2015||Empoli vs Genoa||2-0|
|08.08.2015||Genoa vs Empoli||1-0|
Empoli vs Genoa Stats
- Empoli (18) and Genoa (17) have lost most points from a leading position since the start of the season.
- Genoa (21) and Empoli (17) have conceded most goals in the first-half in Serie A.
- All of the defeats of Empoli at home were against teams in Top 8 in the standings.
- Genoa had five consecutive losses in the last five away fixtures.
- The games of both sides are one of these with most goals in the league – on average the fixtures of Empoli are with 3.2 goals, while these of Genoa are with 3.1.
Empoli vs Genoa Odds
Empoli vs Genoa Team News
For Empoli, only Antonino La Gumina, who missed the game against Cagliari, is in doubt for this match.
Sandro, Luca Mazzitelli and Oscar Hiljemark will not play for Genoa. Gianluca Lapadula is still injured. The big hit for the away team is the transfer of Krzysztof Piątek who is now player of Milan.