Atalanta Vs Empoli Betting Tip: Both To Score – 21 May 2022

Free-scoring visitors can add to Atalanta anxiety?

Davide Zappacosta / Atalanta ©IMAGO / sportphoto24 27.04.2022

Italy Atalanta Vs Empoli Italy

Saturday, 21 May 2022 – 19:45 (BST)
Italian Serie A
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 7/10
Bookmaker: Coral
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 19 May 2022)

Preview: In Bergamo, Empoli – who provided recent scares for Napoli and Inter Milan – can thrive in their role as spoilers when they take on an Atalanta team that realistically knows only maximum points will suffice in their bid for European football.

Italian Serie A Betting at Betfair


Atalanta – Gasperini left exasperated once again in Bergamo?

Le Dea have qualified for Europe through their league position in each of the last four campaigns, with the undoubted highlight being their 2019/20 quarter-final run in the Champions League. So, could this be the season where it all ends? Supporters who have become accustomed to spending midweeks trekking across Europe will certainly hope not, but, unfortunately, their fate isn’t solely in their own hands.

Ahead of the final round, Atalanta occupy eighth place and will just miss out on Europa Conference League qualification. However, there is a scenario where they finish as high as sixth, a Europa League berth, with a win and dropped points from Fiorentina and Roma. The problem with that, however, is Gian Piero Gasperini’s men aren’t in great form, with it two wins in eight (D2 L4) after last week’s 2-0 loss at AC Milan.

Key Stat: Atalanta haven’t managed a win as hosts in five previous attempts (D3 L2), with a 4-0 rout of Sampdoria on 28 February their sole win across their last 10 Serie A home games (W1 D5 L4).


Atalanta Win & Over 3.5 Goals



Empoli – Scoring streak set to continue?

For a team which has won once in its last 20 Serie A outings (D9 L10), Empoli are going to end the season without drama. The side from Tuscany are already safe and cannot finish higher than their current position of 14th. However they could yet drop two further places. Lose in Bergamo and the door will be left ajar for Spezia and Sampdoria, who, admittedly, have tough assignments against Napoli and Inter respectively.

Although comfortably clear of the drop, Gli Azzurri aren’t exactly playing like a team with nothing on the line. Last week’s 1-1 scoreline at home to resurgent Salernitana means they have found the net in five successive rounds. They produced a huge upset at the end of April, coming from 2-0 down on home soil to defeat Napoli, and recently went 2-0 up away at Inter, before wilting inside the San Siro and losing 4-2.

Key Stat: Empoli would both score and concede in each of their last five Serie A matches. However, the two goals scored by Aurelio Andreazzoli’s side in their most recent away encounter – a 4-2 reverse against Inter Milan – were as many goals as they had scored in seven previous away league games.

Don’t miss out on other Betting Tips & Predictions

Football Betting Tips

Click here for more Betting Tips


Atalanta Vs Empoli Betting Advice

Realistically, Atalanta must win at home to Empoli on Saturday evening and then pray for a slip up elsewhere from Roma or Fiorentina – preferably both – in order to qualify for Europe next season. Ordinarily they would be expected to beat opposition languishing 14 with little other than minor placings at stake, but Le Dea are in questionable form. Especially here in Bergamo, with no win in their last five at Gewiss Stadium.


Atalanta Vs Empoli – Key Facts:

  • There have been at least three goals, along with both team scoring, in three of the last five Serie A meetings. This includes their clash from earlier this season, which Atalanta won 4-1 in Tuscany.
  • However, two of the last three head-to-heads in Bergamo produced goalless draws. Moreover, Atalanta would only win one of their last ten Serie A home games (D5 L4).
  • In fact, Atalanta have only managed four wins from 18 home league games in 2021/22. Of these, only two were ‘to nil’, all four saw Over 2.5 Goals, while Atalanta scored 4+ in all but one.


Empoli have found the opposing team’s net in all of their last five league games, which include more daunting assignments against Napoli and Inter, notching three against the former and two versus the latter. Atalanta’s home form might be suspect but they seldom fail to score around these parts, netting in 15 of 18 here in Bergamo. As such, I was half expecting Both Teams to Score being a much shorter price.

Best Betting Odds – Atalanta Vs Empoli

Atalanta – 2/9 (Bet365)
Draw – 13/2 (Betway)
Empoli – 14/1 (BetVictor)