Match Preview: Lazio 1-0 Empoli Prediction and Betting Tips | Italy (Serie A)

Lazio – Empoli betting tips for today, February 7, 2019

Kick-off: 20:30 Lazio – Empoli
Football:  Italy – Serie A
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.53
Bookmaker: Bwin
Match Result: 1:0 LOST

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Only one point separates Lazio from the Serie A (SA) top four ahead of this encounter against Empoli, to whom they have never lost a home league match (W8, D2).
A 1-0 win against Frosinone ended their three-match SA winless streak (D1, L2), but with just three wins in their last ten league games (W3, D4, L3), Lazio’s early momentum has been lost. Still, the hosts remain the league’s joint-sixth best defensive side (25 conceded).
Lazio’s home form is equally dicey, with just one victory in their last five SA games here (W1, D3, L1). Across this season, their SA home fixtures have averaged three match goals per game, with no goalless encounters so far.
However visiting Empoli are in a bigger mess, sitting one point above the relegation zone and winless in their last seven in SA (D2, L5). Making matters worse is a defence that has conceded a joint-league high of 44 goals.
On the road, Empoli are yet to win a SA match (D4, L6) – only one of two sides this season yet to find victory. Again it’s their defence that’s let them down, conceding 2.4 goals on average per away league game.
Players to watchCiro Immobile (LAZ) has five goals and an assist in his last ten competitive matches, while Francesco Caputo (EMP) has five goals and two assists in his last ten SA matches.
Stat attack: Seven of the last ten SA H2Hs featured a clean sheet for either side.
Lazio have conceded in nine of their 11 SA home matches this campaign, whilst scoring in ten.
There have been over 2.5 match goals in seven of Lazio’s 11 SA home matches this season, and in 13 of Empoli’s last 15 SA matches.
Empoli have failed to keep a clean sheet since matchday three – there’s been 19 SA fixtures since.

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