Serie A. Roun 18
Stadium: Alberto Picco (La Spezia)
Another match of the Serie A round 18 will take place on Sunday when Spezia will host Empoli. Will Thiago Motta's Eagles be able to beat Aurelio Andreazzoli's Blues and break away from the relegation zone? Let's choose several options to bet on.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Spezia is out of the Cup
Thiago Motta's team continues to lose. In midweek, the Eagles became the only team in Serie A to have failed to beat an opponent from the lower league in Coppa Italia. Spezia didn't manage to cope with Lecce (0-2) and left the tournament.
In Serie A, Spezia lost the previous round with the same score of 0-2. On the road, the team lost to Jose Mourinho's Roma. While the Eagles are still out of the relegation zone, judging by all appearances, very soon they will be there. Spezia ranks 17th in the standings and is two points ahead of the bottom three.
Empoli had another spectacular match
Spezia is out of the Cup and Empoli will play in the 1/8 finals against Inter. On Wednesday, Aurelio Andreazzoli's team outplayed Verona 4-3 in the 1/16 finals. Midway through the second half, the Blues had already made it 4-1 and even conceding two goals in the closing stages of the match didn't prevent them from winning.
Given the Cup victory, Empoli has been unbeatable for five consecutive matches. Last season, the team defeated Napoli 1-0 away in Serie A. Andreazzoli's charges have already reached 8th place in the standings and are only two points behind the top-6, Eurocup zone.
The last time the rivals met was in the Serie B 2019/20 season when Spezia outplayed Empoli 1-0 at home.Watch Free Live Stream
Expert Betting Tips
Right now, Spezia and Empoli are teams of different levels. However, it is not certain that the Blues will win. Aurelio Andreazzoli's team still concedes a lot and will definitely give Spezia a chance to score as well. The upcoming match is incredibly important for the Eagles. If the team loses again, they can immediately drop into the relegation zone, and the head coach Thiago Motta may well be fired. So, the home team will be raring to go, they will certainly score and if they score twice they will have a chance to get at least a draw.
Prediction: Total Over.
- Total Over (2.75) for 1.725;
- BTTS+TO (3.5) for 2.60;
- Exact Goals 6+ for 8.20.