Lazio v Empoli Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2019-02-07

Serie A Betting Tips

Serie A
Thursday 7th February 2019
Kickoff: 1930hrs
Pick: Lazio AH-1
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.52 (odds taken at 07:35 GMT, 06 Feb 2019)

There’s just the one game in the Italian top flight on Thursday night being played but it concerns two teams that are at either ends of the division with Lazio taking on Empoli as the betting tips continue in Serie A.

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Lazio Prediction

Lazio are currently in 7th place in Serie A but level on points with both 5th placed Atalanta and 6th placed Roma ahea dof Thursday night’s clash with relegation threatened Empoli, and all three points here for the hosts would see Lazio climb up into 4th place above AC Milan.

Plenty of incentive therefore for the hosts to search for back-to-back wins in the Italian top flight after they recorded a 1-0 win away at Frosinone and Monday night and further improve their home record that stands at 5-3-3 19/14.

Lazio have suffered just one defeat from their last six in Serie A at their Stadio Olimpico which was a 2-1 loss to runaway leaders, Juventus, but recent wins against SPAL and Cagliari as well as draws with AC Milan, Sampdoria and Torino were also valuable points picked up along the way.

The hosts have lost just 2 of their last 10 home matches in Serie A.


Key-Facts – Lazio v Empoli

  • Lazio have lost just 2 of their last 10 home matches in Serie A
  • Empoli are without a win from their last 7 matches
  • Empoli have conceded 2 goals or more in 10 of these last 12 matches on the road


Empoli Prediction

Onto Empoli, and as mentioned earlier, the visitors are just one league position and one point above the relegation zone as they prepare for a difficult trip to Lazio on Thursday night, especially as the visitors are without a league win from their last seven matches in Serie A.

Within this sequence Empoli have lost five of these with defeats to Fiorentina, Sampdoria, Torino, Inter Milan and Genoa, while their away record stands at a poor 0-4-6 11/24 as the visitors still seek their first away win of the season.

Indeed, Empoli have now gone 12 matches without a win on their travels in the Italian top flight with their last success being a 2-1 win away at AC Milan back in April 2017. These last 12 away matches have seen Empoli gain just one clean sheet, but have conceded a total of 29 goals and score 14 in reply.

Perhaps the most damning statistic though is that they’ve conceded 2 goals or more in 10 of these last 12 matches on the road.

Betting Tips Verdict

With this in mind, it’s hard to see Empoli getting anything out of Lazio and the visitors should win this comfortably and also cover the -1 asian line too.