ATALANTA v EMPOLI – SERIE A
February 7 2016, Stadio Atleti Azzuri, 17:00 GMT +0
Atalanta is usually decent at their home stadium, but that does not hold up for the performances in last matches, as they failed to win 4 consecutive matches at Stadio Atleti Azzuri. Not only that but the away form is lacking energy also. Atalanta has a record of 0-3-5 in the last 8 matches, and it’s not a result that they want to see.
Besides that Atalanta side will be weakened because of missing players, Carmona and Drame are both freshly sidelined, whereas Paletta and Cigarini are both on a long term absence.
The visitors, Empoli are not that great neither, with no wins in the last 4 matches, but they seem to be improving. Empoli has average record when travelling, the wins against Bologna (2:3) and Torino (0:1) are good enough results to convince me Empoli can be a threat when ravelling.
As for missing players, the visitors will miss Piu, Croce and Costa, who is on a long term absence. On the bright side, Buchel and Livaja are both back with the team.
In conclusion I believe Empoli has a decent chance to defeat Atalanta, who is struggling in the last games. Also with missing players from the hosts it might effect their back line, and aggressive Empoli will surely use advantage of that.
Prediction: Empoli +0
Odds: 2.05 Pinnacle