Lazio Roma was part of a nerve-racking thriller in the Coppa Italia last week. On penalties, the Romans prevailed at Inter Milan and made it into the semi-finals. Especially psychologically, the victory was very valuable, as it previously had two defeats in Serie A. However, Lazio had to deal with the two best teams in the league and the failures against leaders Juve and Napoli fell with 1: 2 each extremely scarce. In addition, with Adam Marusic in midfield and Francesco Acerbi were at least in the match against the champions equal to two actually seeded players due to a card lock not available.
Today’s Betting Prediction Lazio Roma vs Empoli
With Empoli now an opponent looks over, which can already be weighted significantly lighter. The newcomer is ranked 17th and has not won a match for seven matchdays. Moreover, Empoli does not yet know the feeling of a victory in a foreign country this season. In Lazio Roma vs Empoli, the odds for a threesome of the home side therefore take only a small amount, in which hardly value is to be discovered. In the match Lazio Roma vs Empoli, a tip on the handicap success makes more sense. A prediction, considering that the visitors have played very weak so far abroad and the second most goals were scored on foreign terrain.
Lazio Roma – Statistics & Current Form
The cup match in the past week was characterized by enormous tension. Lazio scored the extra time in extra time, but after 125 minutes the penalty was awarded by penalty. The following penalty shoot-out saw Lazio as the lucky winner. In Serie A, coach Simone Inzaghi’s team are in seventh place, and on the final day of the game, Roma won 1-0 at the table bottom Frosinone Calcio in the form of a work victory.
A problem last year’s fifth is the offensive, which is heavily dependent on Ciro Immobile. Last season’s top scorer (29 goals), along with Icardi von Inter, scored eleven goals and scored more than a third of all goals scored by the club. His assassins like Felipe Caicedo from Ecuador or the Spaniard Luis Alberto are only on a meager three common goals this season. Alone already Immobiles lack seems to unsettle the team. Read on the fact that the two games in this season, in which he did not run aground, promptly lost. Due to the stoppage of traffic with several offensive forces Lazio can certainly not defend the title as the most accurate team in Serie A this season, which they had won in the past season with a stately 89 goals.
Another shortcoming, which prevents a better placement, is the mixed home record of only five wins from eleven games in the domestic Olympic Stadium. Of the last five league games in front of their own backdrop, only one has ended successfully. But even this balance can be relativized a bit, because the opposition turned out quite strong. In addition to the aforementioned match against Juve, Lazio received among other things, the strong-Sampdoria and AC Milan. Teams that are much more powerful compared to their opponents. In the upcoming match, Serbian Sergei Milinkovic-Savic will also return to the squad as he has served his card ban. However, those with three goals so far belongs to the disappointments on the offensive. Finally, he scored twelve goals in the past season. For example, the Brazilian Luiz Felipe as well as the Belgian Jordan Lukaku are missing due to injury.
Expected formation of Lazio Roma:
Strakosha – Wallace – Acerbi – Radu – Marusic – Lucas Leiva – Milinkovic-Savic – Lulic – Alberto – Correa – Immobile
Last matches of Lazio Roma:
- 04.02.2019 – Frosinone Vs. Lazio Roma 0: 1 (Serie A)
- 31.01.2019 – Inter Milan vs. Lazio Roma 1: 1 (Coppa Italia)
- 27.01.2019 – Lazio vs Juventus Turin 1: 2 (Serie A)
- 20.01.2019 – Napoli vs Lazio Roma 2: 1 (Serie A)
- 12.01.2019 – Lazio vs. Novara 4: 1 (Coppa Italia)
Empoli – Statistics & Current Form
Empoli is stuck in the table cellar since the fourth matchday. Last year’s Serie B champion, who made the instant resurgence, has to fear a return to second-class performance in light of past performances. Especially abroad, the kickers from Tuscany disappoint. Thus, after ten attempts, not a single match was won in foreign countries. A blamable yield that otherwise only the bottom-line Chievo Verona and Bologna FC have. A balance sheet that is even more negative in the assessment, given the previous game plan for the away matches, the predominantly games against teams from the midfield or table cellar provided.
The reason for the weak performances of the troop of coach Giuseppe Iachini on foreign terrain is mainly the defensive, which allowed 24 goals. A value that only Genoa surpasses with an additional goal. Shortly before the deadline for the winter transfer window, the Azzurri also sold Miya Zajc, an important offensive player, last week. A decision that was probably made for financial reasons and less from a sporting perspective. The Slovenian had scored three goals this season, which put him in second place in the internal standings – albeit far from Francesco Caputo’s eleven goals, who in turn became top scorer in Serie B in the ascent season. With eight goals in the past season but also Zajc was instrumental in the return to Serie A, but now he laces down from Fenerbahce in the Süper Lig the football boots.
Expected formation of Empoli:
Provedel – Slivestre – Rasmussen – Veseli – Pasqual – Traore – Ucan – Bennacer – Krunic – di Lorenzo – Caputo
Last matches of Empoli:
- 02.02.2019 – Empoli Vs. Chievo 2: 2 (Serie A)
- 28.01.2019 – Empoli Vs. Genoa 1: 3 (Serie A)
- 20.01.2019 – Cagliari Calcio Vs. Empoli 2: 2 (Serie A)
- 12.01.2019 – Empoli Vs. Perugia 1: 0 (friendly)
- 29.12.2018 – Empoli Vs. Inter Milan 0: 1 (Serie A)
Lazio Roma vs Empoli Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
In the first round, the two-time Italian champions won 1-0 at Empoli. As a result, the Biancocelesti reached the fourth successive succession against the eleven in Tuscany. Impressive is also the home record of the Romans in this pairing – because in a review of the last 20 years none of the games was lost in front of their own audience. Instead, there were seven wins and twice the points were shared. From a statistical point of view, it is also understandable why in Lazio Roma vs Empoli the odds turn out very much in favor of the hosts.
Lazio Roma vs Empoli Betting predictions and tips provided by our expert tipsters
The home side have lost two of their last three league games, but this was due to the very strong opposition in the form of Juve and Napoli. Two defeats, which were also scarce. Most recently, the mini-series of bankruptcies was stopped by a success at Frosinone Calcio. In addition, the staff situation at Lazio has relaxed a bit. The guests have not yet won a single match abroad this season and away, above all, a defensive problem that reveals itself quickly with 24 goals – second worst value in Serie A.
Key Facts – Lazio Roma vs Empoli tips
Empoli has not won since 7 games and has never won away (0-4-6)
Lazio won in the last four comparisons with Empoli
Lazio’s 7 home wins over Empoli in the last 20 years have given them at least one goal advantage
In the last six guest appearances alone, there were no fewer than 18 goals conceded, and a clean sheet was finally and uniquely reached at the beginning of September 2018. For Lazio Roma vs Empoli, the odds are not without reason clearly in favor of the home side. The tip is not only on home win, but in spite of a comparison with the previous year so far weaker Roman offensive directly to the handicap. A prediction that underpins the statistics: After all, Lazio has not lost to Empoli in nine home games in the last 20 years, scoring more than one goal in all seven victories.
Betting Prediction: Victory Lazio Roma (- 1,5)