Empoli vs Lecce predictions and betting tips on April 3, 2023
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On April 3, Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli) will host the match of the 28th round of the Serie A, in which Empoli will compete with Lecce. The battle will start at 18:30 CET.
The team has recently been unable to gain a foothold in the Calcio. Quite often going up there, “the Blues” relegated to the Serie B after the very first draw. Only Andreazzoli, having arrived in the summer of 2021, managed to get the number of points with a newcomer of the elite division to be enough for “survival” – still, he was fired at the end of the championship. However, being under the rule of his successor, Paolo Zanetti, the club demonstrated its will in the new season, having collected 27 points by the end of January. Then, the team seemed to slow down in a pretty fast way. It was able to reach the draw in the battle against Fiorentina in February, but in other matches, including the previous four ones, there were only defeats. Generally speaking, the higher mentioned fact is unlikely to increase the threat of relegation – Verona is 9 points lower in the standings. Thus, it seems that the team will not “wake up” – what is the reason for it?
The club was able to get into the Serie A at the end of the previous season. It goes without saying that the tasks of “the Yellow and Reds”, despite a confident victory in a lower division, have not changed. They hoped not to be relegated. To be honest, the previous attempt was not successful. Nowadays, there are three failing participants in the draw, that is why the “registration” in the Calcio can be prolonged under quite favourable conditions. As a result, 27 points, which Marco Baroni’s wards have collected during the same number of matches, make it possible to feel quite comfortable at a distance from the relegation zone. Having succeeded in February (there were victories in the matches against Cremonese and Atalanta and a draw in the battle with Roma), Lecce slowed down in a pretty fast way closer to spring. All matches were lost – Inter, Fiorentina, Sassuolo and Torino defeated the team.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Empoli has not lost four times in a row. At the same time, the victories were typical only for the Serie B in May 2021 – the other head-to-head matches, including this season, brought the draws.
Bookmakers consider Empoli, which will play at the home arena, to be the favourite of the following battle. Still, it seems that neither the hosts nor the guests will try hard – thus, we bet on “total: under 2.5” (odd: 1.63).
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