Empoli vs Sampdoria Prediction 16.01.2023

Empoli

Empoli

1 : 0

Sampdoria

Sampdoria

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  • Competition: Italy - Serie A
  • Date: Monday, 16th, January 2023
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UK / 20.45 CET
  • Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli)

Last season, Empoli, their first in the elite club after five years, stayed in Serie A without major problems, finishing in 14th place. Everything seems that this season will not be much different from the last one, so the middle of the table will again to be the biggest maximum for the club from Tuscany. The Azzurri are currently 13th in the table with 19 points -  they are safe at the moment, as they have 10 points more than the first team below the line, and are also too far away from the fight for Europe, 12 points behind the sixth-placed Atalanta.

Meanwhile, Sampdoria is walking on the edge of the abyss or the relegation zone in recent seasons, but this should not be surprising considering that investments in the club are decreasing. Last season, the club from Genoa somehow managed to ensure survival in the elite society, but this season the situation is such that they will have a much more difficult task to keep their first division status. The team with Lugi Ferraris managed to collect a "sloppy" 9 points in the so far course of the Italian championship, which is why they are positioned in a disappointing 18th position, six points outside the danger zone.

Empoli vs Sampdoria Betting Tips: AH1(0)

If anything can encourage Dejan Stankovic's chosen ahead of the duel on Monday, then it is the tradition of mutual clashes, bearing in mind that La Samp came out as winners four times in the last five against Empoli.

The continuation of the season for Empoli after the World Cup break can be characterized as very "successful", given that the club from Tuscany remained undefeated in both games on very unpleasant visits to Udinese and Lazio.

In fact, Napoli are the only ones who managed to defeat them in the last five games. Also, Empoli has significantly improved their domestic form, which is best shown by three "clean" victories from the last four games.

The Tuscans, this season, have a tendency to play quite slowly and patiently. They are last in the table in terms of efficiency, and even 12 out of 17 games they ended with less than two goals, so it is to be expected that they will adopt a defensive approach this time as well.

Sampdoria, without a doubt, has the worst campaign in the club's history, so it should not be surprising that they are one of the candidates for a move to a lower rank. Their, definitely, biggest problem is efficiency, and the fact that they shaken the net only eight times this season makes their search for salvation even more difficult.

One gets the impression that La Samp aimed to end the Coppa Italia competition at an early stage, in order to focus solely on survival in the coming period. The mid-week defeat by Fiorentina (0-1) was their sixth in their previous seven games in all competitions, so with a performance like that, confidence can't be high.

The players of Empoli were rewarded with a point for their combativeness in both games in the second part of the season, and now they will have a much weaker opponent compared to Udinese and Lazio, where they will want to leave a strong impression in front of the home fans and achieve their first triumph in 2023.

Empoli vs Sampdoria Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Empoli

    1 : 0

    Sampdoria

    Serie A

  2. Sampdoria

    2 : 0

    Empoli

    Serie A

  3. Empoli

    0 : 3

    Sampdoria

    Serie A

  4. Sampdoria

    1 : 2

    Empoli

    Serie A

  5. Empoli

    2 : 4

    Sampdoria

    Serie A

Empoli

Empoli Team News

Centre-forward Francesco Caputo arrived from Sampdoria on loan at the start of the winter transfer window, so he will now have the opportunity to play against his parent club in less than two weeks.

Lorenzo Tonelli will miss the match due to injury, and Mattia Destro will not play against Sampdoria for the same reason. But, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro returns to the team after serving his suspension.

Last matches of Empoli

  1. Empoli

    2 : 2

    Torino

    Serie A

  2. Inter Milan

    0 : 1

    Empoli

    Serie A

  3. Empoli

    1 : 0

    Sampdoria

    Serie A

  4. Lazio

    2 : 2

    Empoli

    Serie A

  5. Udinese

    1 : 1

    Empoli

    Serie A

Empoli lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Guglielmo Vicario

Defenders

  • 24

    Tyronne Ebuehi

  • 34

    Ardian Ismajli

  • 33

    Sebastiano Luperto

  • 65

    Fabiano Parisi

Midfielders

  • 11

    Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro

  • 18

    Răzvan Marin

  • 25

    Filippo Bandinelli

  • 35

    Tommaso Baldanzi

Forwards

  • 9

    Martín Satriano

  • 19

    Francesco Caputo

Sampdoria

Sampdoria Team News

Coach Dejan Stankovic has quite a long list of injured players, as Andrea Conti, Ignacio Pussetto, Manuel De Luca and Fabio Quagliarella are still absent due to injuries.

Tottenham loanee Harry Winks has finally recovered from a serious ankle injury but is still waiting for his first debut. The good news is that Omar Colley and Abdelhamid Sabiri are back in the team after injuries.

35-year-old defensive midfielder Tomas Rincon was sent off the field in the match against Napoli in the 38th minute due to a straight red card. He faces a suspension of at least two matches.

Last matches of Sampdoria

  1. Atalanta

    2 : 0

    Sampdoria

    Serie A

  2. Sampdoria

    0 : 1

    Udinese

    Serie A

  3. Empoli

    1 : 0

    Sampdoria

    Serie A

  4. Fiorentina

    1 : 0

    Sampdoria

    Coppa Italia

  5. Sampdoria

    0 : 2

    Napoli

    Serie A

Sampdoria lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Emil Audero

Defenders

  • 17

    Bram Nuytinck

  • 2

    Bruno Amione

  • 15

    Omar Colley

Midfielders

  • 37

    Mehdi Léris

  • 14

    Ronaldo Vieira

  • 7

    Filip Đuričić

  • 3

    Tommaso Augello

Forwards

  • 5

    Valerio Verre

  • 10

    Sam Lammers

  • 23

    Manolo Gabbiadini

3 Reasons why we expect AH1(0)

  1. Empoli has achieved three wins from the previous four home games.
  2. Empoli has kept their net intact in each of their last three home wins.
  3. Sampdoria has suffered six defeats in their previous seven competitive games.

Main prediction Empoli - Sampdoria

AH1 (0)

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55% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Empoli & Sampdoria current standing in Serie A

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Napoli 19 16 2 1 46 - 14 +32 50
2 Inter 20 13 1 6 40 - 26 +14 40
3 Atalanta 20 11 5 4 39 - 23 +16 38
4 Milan 19 11 5 3 35 - 24 +11 38
5 Lazio 19 11 4 4 35 - 15 +20 37
6 Roma 19 11 4 4 25 - 16 +9 37
7 Udinese 19 7 7 5 27 - 21 +6 28
8 Torino 20 7 6 7 21 - 22 -1 27
9 Bologna 20 7 5 8 26 - 30 -4 26
10 Empoli 20 6 8 6 19 - 24 -5 26
11 Juventus 19 11 5 3 30 - 15 +15 23
12 Fiorentina 19 6 5 8 21 - 25 -4 23
13 Monza 19 6 4 9 23 - 28 -5 22
14 Salernitana 20 5 6 9 25 - 38 -13 21
15 Lecce 20 4 8 8 19 - 24 -5 20
16 Spezia 20 4 6 10 17 - 32 -15 18
17 Sassuolo 19 4 5 10 18 - 29 -11 17
18 Hellas Verona 19 3 3 13 17 - 31 -14 12
19 Sampdoria 20 2 3 15 8 - 34 -26 9
20 Cremonese 20 0 8 12 15 - 35 -20 8

Empoli vs Sampdoria - FAQ

? Where to watch?
The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena Sport (Svn), beIN Sports (Aus), beIN Sports Max (Fra), BT Sport, CMore (Fin), CMore Fotboll (Swe), CMore Sport (Fin), COSMOTE Sport, Digi Sport 2 (Rom), Eleven Sports 1 (Pol), Nova Sport 4 (Cze), Orange Sport (Rom), Prima Sport 1 (Rom), Ring (Bul), Sky Sport (Ita), Sport 1 (Cze), Sport TV (Por)
? Who is Empoli's player to watch?
19-year-old Tommaso Baldanzi stood out the most in the home team with 3 goals scored this season.
? Who is Sampdoria's player to watch?
Manolo Gabbiadini is the leading attacking figure of his team this season. He scored 2 goals and added one assist, but it seems he got injured in the last round.