Empoli vs Salernitana: Full pre-match guide and statistics

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Competition: Italy Serie A
Competition: Sat 14.May
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (19847 seats)

The season has been a struggle for Empoli so far, and the same description fits Salernitana. These weathered teams hope for some crucial points here.

Insights:
  • Empoli have the most conceded goals (43) at home in Serie A
  • Salernitana have the most conceded goals (73) in Serie A

Empoli can neither be promoted or relegated from Serie A. Salernitana are struggling to avoid relegation.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Empoli form and stats

With 4 Serie A wins, 4 draws and 10 defeats from their home games, Empoli are certainly not brimming with confidence.

In their previous game, the manager Andreazzoli led his Empoli to a defeat away at Inter. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Stadio Carlo Castellani. Did Empoli get overconfident in their match against Inter? We'll let you decide, but they did lose a 2-0 lead to end up with a 2-4 defeat. Vicario had a busy but productive day in the Inter match. Despite making seven saves the loss could not be prevented.

Ahead of that match, Empoli lost 1-3 at home to Torino.

The Empoli fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 27 goals in 18 league matches. Empoli are struggling defensively, conceding on average more than two goals per home game (43 from 18 played). There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 5 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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Salernitana form and stats

There's been little loot from Salernitana's travels as they have only collected 15 points from 18 away games in the Serie A. Salernitana only have 4 wins to counter their 11 defeats and 3 draws.

Salernitana delivered a 1-1 draw playing at home against Cagliari (placed 18th) in their previous game. Verdi, attacking player, was the top performer on the team in that game, scoring a match rating of 7.65. Verdi scored one goal and hit two key passes.

Before that, Salernitana secured a home win against Venezia with the score 2-1.

The attacking power of Salernitana when travelling is not overwhelming with 15 goals scored from 18 league matches away. The Salernitana manager Nicola has some worries about the defense as 38 goals have been conceded in these travels. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last three away matches.

Head 2 Head

The duelists have fought previously this season: Salernitana - Empoli 2-4. H2H stats regardless of arena (last seven matches): Empoli four wins, one draw and Salernitana two victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

EmpoliA. Pinamonti
A. Pinamonti
13 goals
SalernitanaF. Bonazzoli
F. Bonazzoli
9 goals
EmpoliN. Bajrami
N. Bajrami
6 goals

Empoli missing players

Salernitana missing players

Empoli Salernitana
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
36 18 5 Played P 5 18 36
9 4 0 Won W 2 4 7
10 4 3 Drew D 2 3 9
17 10 2 Lost L 1 11 20
48 27 4 Scored S 7 15 32
69 43 8 Conceded C 6 38 73
92% 94% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
81% 94% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 89% 83%
58% 78% 60% Over 2.5 O 2.5 60% 61% 58%
44% 61% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 28% 33%
31% 39% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 17% 14%
67% 83% 60% BTTS BTTS 100% 56% 53%
17% 6% 20% Clean Sheets C S 0% 6% 6%
25% 17% 40% Failed to Score F T 0% 39% 42%
 
5.1 5.7 6.2 Corners for (avg) C F 3.8 3.6 4.6
5.3 4.9 4.6 Corners against (avg) C A 6.2 7.6 6.3
2.3 2.1 1.4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.2 3 2.5
5 4 0 Red cards R C 0 2 5
 
13.3 14.6 15.2 Shots (avg) S ( 13 9.8 10.4
4.1 4.3 4.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3.6 3.3
33% 35% 18% Goal Efficiency G E 37% 23% 27%
 
16.4 15.7 13.4 Shots against (avg) S A 13.6 17.1 15.7
5.9 6.2 5.2 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3.8 6.3 5.9
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Empoli have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Empoli have the most conceded goals (43) at home in Serie A
  • Salernitana have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.
  • Salernitana have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Salernitana have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Salernitana have the fewest scored goals in the second half (17) in Serie A
  • Salernitana have the most conceded goals (73) in Serie A
  • Salernitana have the most conceded goals in the first half (35) in Serie A
  • Salernitana have the the worst goal difference (-23) away in Serie A
  • Salernitana have the the worst goal difference (-41) in Serie A
  • Salernitana have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Salernitana haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Milan 36 24 8 4 64 31 18 11 4 3 26 12 18 13 4 1 38 19 33 80
2 Inter 36 23 9 4 78 31 18 13 3 2 45 16 18 10 6 2 33 15 47 78
3 Napoli 36 22 7 7 68 31 18 10 3 5 34 16 18 12 4 2 34 15 37 73
4 Juventus 36 20 9 7 55 33 18 10 4 4 23 12 18 10 5 3 32 21 22 69
5 Lazio 36 18 8 10 72 53 18 10 5 3 39 22 18 8 3 7 33 31 19 62
6 Atalanta 36 16 11 9 65 45 18 4 8 6 31 28 18 12 3 3 34 17 20 59
7 Roma 35 17 8 10 55 40 18 10 5 3 25 15 17 7 3 7 30 25 15 59
8 Fiorentina 35 17 5 13 54 47 17 11 2 4 34 20 18 6 3 9 20 27 7 56
9 Hellas Verona 36 14 10 12 62 55 18 9 3 6 34 24 18 5 7 6 28 31 7 52
10 Torino 36 12 11 13 45 38 18 8 5 5 29 18 18 4 6 8 16 20 7 47
11 Sassuolo 36 12 11 13 61 62 18 6 6 6 27 27 18 6 5 7 34 35 -1 47
12 Udinese 36 10 14 12 55 55 18 6 7 5 29 26 18 4 7 7 26 29 0 44
13 Bologna 36 11 10 15 42 52 18 8 4 6 24 21 18 3 6 9 18 31 -10 43
14 Empoli 36 9 10 17 48 69 18 4 4 10 27 43 18 5 6 7 21 26 -21 37
15 Sampdoria 36 9 6 21 42 59 18 5 3 10 25 31 18 4 3 11 17 28 -17 33
16 Spezia 36 9 6 21 38 66 18 5 3 10 21 27 18 4 3 11 17 39 -28 33
17 Salernitana 36 7 9 20 32 73 18 3 6 9 17 35 18 4 3 11 15 38 -41 30
18 Cagliari 36 6 11 19 33 65 18 3 6 9 19 30 18 3 5 10 14 35 -32 29
19 Genoa 36 4 16 16 27 56 18 3 8 7 14 24 18 1 8 9 13 32 -29 28
20 Venezia 36 6 7 23 33 68 18 3 4 11 21 38 18 3 3 12 12 30 -35 25

Read more about Serie A

Serie A is the division at the top of the Italian football league system and regarded as one of the top leagues of the world. 20 teams play each other home and away to create a final league table after 380 fixtures. The winners are titled “Campione d’Italia” (Champion of Italy), often referred to as the scudetto.