Empoli vs Napoli – Betting Preview
This weekend’s Serie A action offers another opportunity to see the champions-elect in action. The team led by Luciano Spalletti presently leads Inter, which is in second position, by 15 points.
Napoli enters the game fresh off a 0-2 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League. The SSC Napoli defence has put on a string of consistent performances, as seen by the fact that they have only given up one goal in their last six games overall.
They have themselves scored 14 goals within that time period. Time will ultimately determine whether this trend will continue.
Empoli comes into this match off a 1-1 tie in Serie A against Fiorentina. Over their last six games, Empoli, managed by Paolo Zanetti, have managed to score seven goals. In contrast, during the same period, they have been the victims of seven goals.
Empoli continue to offer a goal threat and might create issues for a Napoli team returning from Champions League duty.
The home team has scored in seven of its eight league games since the league’s start in 2023, and they will be confident of at least scoring against the league’s undisputed leader at home this weekend.
Napoli is destined to win the Serie A championship in the upcoming weeks, claiming the Scudetto for the first time since 1990. Since the beginning of 2023, Luciano Spalletti’s club has pushed their way past any prospective title opponents, and at this point in the season, their lead appears unassailable.
While Spalletti will want to keep his team on track, as the championship approaches, he might also consider resting some of his players so they can continue to compete in the Champions League.
Napoli should have no trouble picking up another victory on their weekend trip to Empoli because the hosts have lost their previous four Serie A games, while Napoli has won seven consecutive.
Napoli has managed to score more than 1.5 goals during the first 90 minutes of play in all seven of those victories, with more than 2.5 goals scored in three of them.
If Napoli can avoid a major disaster in the weeks ahead, with a title win likely to already be confirmed by the start of March, they could be a wildcard shout to make a run to the latter stages of the Champions League in an incredible end to the campaign for Spalletti and his on fire squad!
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
According to our opinion, Empoli will probably only score one goal against SSC Napoli, which is less than what they might concede!
Empoli are huge underdogs in this @ 7.10.
We anticipate a competitive game, but given how Napoli have been playing, it won’t remain that way for long!
Napoli to win stands @ 1.51.
The market odds of a draw and points shared between the two sides, stands @ 4.80.
Total goals over/under
Let’s analyse the over/under market.
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.74.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.28.
Given how dominant the away side has been this season, expect them to deliver a similar performance in this one too.
Maybe the home side will find the back of the net once but expect Napoli to find it multiple times and seal the victory!