Empoli are coming into the game on the back of a heavy 3-0 defeat at the hands of Torino in midweek. Sitting on 16th place in the table, just 3 points separate them from the relegation zone. Inter did not have it easy in the top of the table clash against Napoli, but managed to steal the win thanks to substitute Lautaro Martinez added time goal. The Nerazzurri fans caused much contraversy with their racist chants towards Kalidou Koulubali and now they are in danger of playing at an empty stadium their next home games.
Empoli vs Inter Head to Head
|Last 20 H2H games||Last 10 games at Empoli||Last meeting|
|Empoli||2 W/ 1 D/ 17 L||1 W/ 1 D/ 8 L||Loss|
|Inter||17 W/ 1 D/ 2 L||8 W/ 1 D/ 1 L||Win|
Worth mentioning: Only 8 games from the last 20 meetings have seen both teams scoring and that number goes to just 3 if we look only at Empoli’s last 10 home games against Inter. Six of these games ended with under 2,5 goals being scored. Empoli have not kept a clean sheet in any of their five last home games to Inter.
Last game between the teams: 12.02.2017 Inter – Empoli 2:0; Eder 14’, Antonio Candreva 54’
Last game at this venue: 21.09.2016 Empoli – Inter 0:2; Mauro Icardi 10’, 17’
Empoli vs Inter Stats
as of: 28.12.2018
|Last game||Last 10|
|Empoli||Loss||3 W/ 2 D/ 5 L||3 W/ 0 D/ 2 L|
|Inter||Win||3 W/ 4 D/ 3 L||0 W/ 2 D/ 3 L|
Worth mentioning: Empoli have the worst defensive record in Seria A, having already conceded 36 goals. Three of Empoli’s 4 wins in the league, came in their last 4 home games (3 W, 1 L). In the last ten Empoli games, on nine occasions both teams managed to score. The same goes for their home games, as in the last 5 both sides scored. Just three of Inter last games produced over 2,5 goals.
Last game Empoli: Torino – Empoli 3:0; Nicolas N’Koulou 44’, Lorenzo De Silvestri 49’, Iago Falque 75’; Rade Krunic was sent off in the 89’ for Empoli
Last game Inter: Inter – Napoli 1:0; Lautaro Martinez 90’; Kalidou Koulubali 81’ and Lorenzo Insigne 90’ received red cards.
Top performers Empoli: Francesco Caputo 9 goals, 2 assists; Rade Krunic 3 goals, 4 assists; Antonio La Gumina 2 goals, 2 assists.
Top performers Inter: Mauro Icardi 9 goals, 2 assists; Keita Balde 3 goals, 3 assists; Ivan Perisic 3 goals 2 assists.
Empoli vs Inter News
Missing players Empoli: Lorenzo Polvani is the only injured player, but Rade Krunic and Giovanni Di Lorenzo are suspended for the game.
Missing players Inter: Marcelo Brozovic is suspended. No injuries.
Empoli vs Inter Predictions
Inter to win
Under 2,5 goals