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Bologna vs Empoli Predictions

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Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 Match Goals

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Empoli 4-2

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Tip Reasoning

  • While Bologna have only won one of their last seven matches, Empoli are winless in the same number of games.
  • Both teams have scored in four of Bologna’s last seven, and in each of Empoli’s last eight matches.
  • Over 2.5 goals have been netted in 15 of the last 20 games to feature Empoli.
  • Empoli beat Bologna 4-2 in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Out-of-form sides should entertain again

Just one place and two points separate Bologna and Empoli in the Serie A table, with both mired in mid-table obscurity after poor runs of form. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s hosts have won one of their last seven games, losing the other six, while Empoli have gone seven without a win after a highly impressive first half of the season.

With Bologna having won five and lost five at home this season, Mihajlovic’s charges may not be worth backing on Sunday. However, Bologna’s run of three successive home losses came against strong opponents in Fiorentina, Juventus, and Napoli, and when adjusted for goals per game, they actually have a better attacking record on their own turf than the likes of Roma and Juventus.

Empoli, meanwhile, have emerged as one of the most exciting teams in Serie A. Both teams have scored in each of their last eight matches, which contained a huge total of 40 goals. Indeed, Empoli’s defensive record under Aurelio Andreazzoli is the second-worst in the division, but only eight Serie A clubs, seven of them currently in the table’s top nine, have created more expected goals than Empoli this season.

Thrills and spills expected when Empoli travel to Bologna

Empoli have made themselves neutrals’ favourites in Serie A this season, thanks to their frantic pressing and willingness to take risks. Only Napoli, Inter, Roma, and AC Milan have managed more shots than Empoli in Serie A this season.

Considering the entertainment often offered by both of these sides, both teams to score and over 2.5 goals to be scored looks to be a very good-value play for this encounter.

Meanwhile, Empoli did beat Bologna 4-2 earlier this season, and their away record is the best outside of the current top five. Backing them to repeat the trick with another high-scoring win over Bologna could thus offer great value for those who fancy a punt on the correct score market.

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