Football betting preview: Empoli vs Venezia

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Fri 26.February
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (19847 seats)

The Empoli & Venezia managers A. Dionisi and P. Zanetti are both dreading and looking forward to this decisive game in the upper regions of the Serie B league table.

Insights:
  • Empoli has the most scored goals (44) in Serie B
  • Venezia is in the best form (5-1-0)

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Empoli form and stats

23 points is a decent return from 11 Serie B games here at Stadio Carlo Castellani for Empoli. The data says 6 wins, 5 draws and 0 losses. Empoli haven’t lost a league-game in 18 attempts regardless of arena, a great achievement. Their last loss was the fixture versus Venezia, 117 days ago. In general it's been a long time since Empoli tasted defeat here at Stadio Carlo Castellani, as they have taken at least one point from their last eleven home games in the league.

Empoli drew their last game, 1-1 away at Pisa (placed 11th). 1-1 away at SPAL before that.

Szymon Żurkowski was able to secure the draw 1-1 in the game against Pisa after coming on as a substitute and scoring the final goal. In the starting lineup today?

The manager A. Dionisi will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Reggina in only four days.

Empoli can score goals in their home matches. After 11 league matches they have found the net 22 times. Empoli are not conceding a lot of goals here at Stadio Carlo Castellani in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 8 from 11 matches.

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Venezia form and stats

4-6-2 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Venezia in their Serie B matches away. The visitors have performed well in their home games as well, building a total win streak of four games home and away. Venezia hope to make it five in this match. Venezia has recorded two wins in a row in their away matches and hold legitimate hopes of a third one.

Venezia had fun at their own home (Stadio Carlo Castellani) last time out, beating Virtus Entella 3-2. Luca Fiordilino and Dennis Johnsen (2) scored. Prior to that result Venezia won their away game at Pescara. The scoreline was 2-0.

Venezia can call themselves comeback kings after the match against Virtus Entella. Buried deep in trouble at 0-2, the troops rallied and completely turned the match around to a 3-2 victory. Dennis Johnsen scored the final goal.

After this away game Venezia return home for a Serie B game against Reggiana. That game is only three sleeps after this.

Venezia are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 14 away goals from 12 games (in the league). It's not easy to score on Venezia as they have only conceded 11 goals from these away games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Venezia - Empoli 2-0, played this season. Last five meetings between the teams: Empoli won two, Venezia won two and one draw. one game with over 2,5 goals, four matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

EmpoliL. Mancuso
L. Mancuso
13 goals
VeneziaF. Forte
F. Forte
11 goals
EmpoliA. La Mantia
A. La Mantia
8 goals

Empoli missing players

Venezia missing players

Empoli Venezia
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
24 11 2 Played P 1 12 24
11 6 1 Won W 0 4 11
12 5 1 Drew D 1 6 8
1 0 0 Lost L 0 2 5
44 22 5 Scored S 1 14 32
22 8 0 Conceded C 1 11 22
88% 82% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 75% 83%
83% 73% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 75%
50% 64% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 42% 42%
38% 45% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 17% 21%
8% 9% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 4%
62% 55% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 50% 46%
33% 45% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 42% 42%
17% 18% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 33% 29%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.5 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2 2.4
4 2 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
15.5 17.1 12 Shots (avg) S ( 11 13.7 13.3
5.1 5.8 7.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4.1 4.3
36% 34% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 29% 31%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Empoli has the most points from losing position (18) in Serie B
  • Empoli has the most scored goals (44) in Serie B
  • Empoli has the most scored goals in the second half (28) in Serie B
  • Empoli has the the best goal difference (+14) at home in Serie B
  • Empoli has the the best goal difference (+22) in Serie B
  • Empoli have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Empoli have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Empoli have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Venezia is in the best form (5-1-0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Empoli 24 11 12 1 44 22 11 6 5 0 22 8 13 5 7 1 22 14 22 45
2 Monza 24 11 9 4 33 19 11 5 4 2 18 8 13 6 5 2 15 11 14 42
3 Venezia 24 11 8 5 32 22 12 7 2 3 18 11 12 4 6 2 14 11 10 41
4 Salernitana 24 11 8 5 30 27 12 7 4 1 19 9 12 4 4 4 11 18 3 41
5 Cittadella 24 11 6 7 37 25 12 6 4 2 19 11 12 5 2 5 18 14 12 39
6 Chievo 24 10 9 5 30 20 12 7 2 3 18 10 12 3 7 2 12 10 10 39
7 SPAL 24 9 10 5 32 25 12 6 4 2 20 11 12 3 6 3 12 14 7 37
8 Lecce 23 8 11 4 40 30 12 3 7 2 23 18 11 5 4 2 17 12 10 35
9 Frosinone 24 8 9 7 24 25 12 3 5 4 9 12 12 5 4 3 15 13 -1 33
10 Pordenone 23 7 11 5 27 20 12 2 7 3 16 14 11 5 4 2 11 6 7 32
11 Pisa 24 7 11 6 32 36 12 4 7 1 13 12 12 3 4 5 19 24 -4 32
12 Vicenza 24 5 12 7 31 33 12 1 9 2 14 15 12 4 3 5 17 18 -2 27
13 Reggiana 24 8 3 13 23 35 12 5 2 5 14 13 12 3 1 8 9 22 -12 27
14 Brescia 24 6 8 10 34 39 13 4 4 5 21 21 11 2 4 5 13 18 -5 26
15 Reggina 23 6 8 9 22 28 11 4 2 5 10 11 12 2 6 4 12 17 -6 26
16 Cremonese 24 6 8 10 25 32 12 3 4 5 12 17 12 3 4 5 13 15 -7 26
17 Cosenza 23 3 14 6 19 21 12 0 8 4 7 12 11 3 6 2 12 9 -2 23
18 Ascoli 24 5 6 13 20 33 12 4 3 5 10 15 12 1 3 8 10 18 -13 21
19 Pescara 24 4 6 14 18 41 12 2 3 7 10 19 12 2 3 7 8 22 -23 18
20 Virtus Entella 24 4 5 15 23 43 12 3 1 8 13 23 12 1 4 7 10 20 -20 17

Read more about Serie B

Serie B is the second highest division in Italian football. It usually has 22 teams playing two fixtures against each other. The two top teams of the league table are automatically promoted, with a third following depending on standings and/or a playoff. Matches are usually played on Saturdays.