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Napoli vs Empoli Prediction

Napoli

January 13

16:45

3 : 2

Empoli

Napoli

Empoli

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After a narrow 2-1 win away at Udinese overnight, Napoli hopes to secure passage into the quarter-finals of this season's Coppa Italia when hosting Serie B side Empoli on Wednesday.

Can they string together successive wins for the first time since November, against a second-division side enjoying a 12-match unbeaten run themselves? Who will earn the edge here? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Napoli vs Empoli Betting Tips

Napoli midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (on-loan from Chelsea) produced his best display of the term, towering above a Udinese defender before heading Mario Rui's cross towards the far corner.

It cannoned in off the post and Gennaro Gattuso - who acquired Bakayoko during his Milan stint - was relieved with a last-gasp winner from an encounter that could've gone either way.

There were a few shaky individual performances: £12.6m centre-back signing Amir Rrahmani struggled before being replaced at half-time, Andrea Petagna rarely touched the ball in attack. At the same time, first-choice defender Konstantinos Manolas limped off early with a thigh muscle strain.

Some key players remain sidelined, including Dries Mertens (ankle) and Victor Osimhen (COVID-19) but that shouldn't stop Gattuso from reshuffling the pack here.

They host an unpredictable Fiorentina side in Sunday's early kick-off, so that league fixture will be in his mind as consistency is key to closing the gap on Italy's top-five teams right now.

Rui should start after his contribution from the bench, while Kalidou Koulibaly and Eljif Elmas are among those who could also feature. Empoli meanwhile, will have had a nine-day break between games.

Their 2-0 win over Cosenza on January 4 began 2021 with a clean sheet. Still, they'll have done very well to earn another against top-level opposition: experienced striker Fernando Llorente and winger Matteo Politano are among those itching to improve their patchy creative form in the final third if called upon.

Napoli vs Empoli Correct Score Predictions

Napoli lead the H2H (W5, D3, L4) but Empoli's relegation down to Serie B wouldn't have helped them establish a competitive base against tougher opposition. I'm expecting a solid home victory.

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Who will win?

Napoli (43)

76.78%

Empoli (7)

12.5%

Draw (6)

10.71%

Napoli vs Empoli odds

Napoli

1.17 1.20

Draw

8.00 7.59

Empoli

17.00 15.20
Last matches

Napoli

28-02-2021

2 - 0 Benevento

L
25-02-2021

2 - 1 Granada

L
21-02-2021

4 - 2 Atalanta

L
18-02-2021

2 - 0 Granada

L
13-02-2021

1 - 0 Juventus

L
10-02-2021

3 - 1 Atalanta

L
06-02-2021

2 - 1 Genoa

L
03-02-2021

0 - 0 Atalanta

D
31-01-2021

2 - 0 Parma

L
28-01-2021

4 - 2 Spezia

L

Empoli

D

1 - 1 Venezia

26-02-2021
D

1 - 1 Pisa

20-02-2021
D

1 - 1 SPAL

13-02-2021
D

2 - 2 Pescara

09-02-2021
D

1 - 1 Monza

06-02-2021
L

3 - 1 Frosinone

30-01-2021
D

2 - 2 Lecce

24-01-2021
L

5 - 0 Salernitana

17-01-2021
L

3 - 2 Napoli

13-01-2021
W

0 - 2 Cosenza

04-01-2021
Napoli vs Empoli Head to Head (H2H)
13-01-2021

Napoli

3
2

Empoli

03-04-2019

Empoli

2
1

Napoli

02-11-2018

Napoli

5
1

Empoli

19-03-2017

Empoli

2
3

Napoli

26-10-2016

Napoli

2
0

Empoli

31-01-2016

Napoli

5
1

Empoli

13-09-2015

Empoli

2
2

Napoli

30-04-2015

Empoli

4
2

Napoli

07-12-2014

Napoli

2
2

Empoli

17-02-2008

Napoli

1
3

Empoli

Napoli
vs
Empoli
Predicted Lineup
Napoli vs Empoli Predicted Lineup

Ospina

Rui

Koulibaly

Maksimovic

Di Lorenzo

Bakayoko

Elmas

Zielinski

Insigne

Llorente

Politano

Brignoli

Parisi

Casale

Romagnoli

Fiamozzi

Ricci

Stulac

Bajrami

Matos

Olivieri

Mancuso

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

2-0 vs Benevento (H)

W

2-1 vs Granada (H)

W

2-4 vs Atalanta (A)

L

0-2 vs Granada (A)

L

1-0 vs Juventus (H)

W

1-3 vs Atalanta (A)

L

1-2 vs Genoa (A)

L

0-0 vs Atalanta (H)

D

2-0 vs Parma (H)

W

4-2 vs Spezia (H)

W
D

1-1 vs Venezia FC (H)

D

1-1 vs Pisa (A)

D

1-1 vs SPAL (A)

D

2-2 vs Pescara (H)

D

1-1 vs AC Monza (A)

W

3-1 vs Frosinone (H)

D

2-2 vs Lecce (A)

W

5-0 vs Salernitana (H)

L

2-3 vs Napoli (A)

W

2-0 vs Cosenza (A)

16

Goals Scored

21

6

Over 2.5 Goals

5

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

2-0 vs Benevento (H)

W

2-1 vs Granada (H)

W

1-0 vs Juventus (H)

W

0-0 vs Atalanta (H)

D

2-0 vs Parma (H)

W

4-2 vs Spezia (H)

W
D

1-1 vs Venezia (H)

D

2-2 vs Pescara (H)

W

3-1 vs Frosinone (H)

W

5-0 vs Salernitana (H)

11

Goals Scored

12

2

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

2-4 vs Atalanta (A)

L

0-2 vs Granada (A)

L

1-3 vs Atalanta (A)

L

1-2 vs Genoa (A)

L
D

1-1 vs Pisa (A)

D

1-1 vs SPAL (A)

D

1-1 vs AC Monza (A)

D

2-2 vs Lecce (A)

L

2-3 vs Napoli (A)

W

2-0 vs Cosenza (A)

5

Goals Scored

9

4

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

Mosope Ominiyi
11.01.2021

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