Amongst the few football events on Monday, two Serie A encounters stand out. Here is our reasoned prediction for the Empoli vs Udinese match. Odds for all sporting events can be found at how to register with 1xbet.
Empoli easily settling into the elite
The Serie A newcomer is feeling confident in Italy’s strongest division, sitting 11th in the standings. Empoli had a tough away battle against Torino in the last round, losing 0-2 by the 15th minute, but midway through the first half the Turin side suffered a penalty. The visitors took advantage, levelling the scores midway through the second half, but were unable to pull out a 2-2 win. Empoli approach the upcoming fixture without any losses.
The Friulians put up a fight in every game.
After 15 rounds of play, Udinese sit 14th in the standings, a comfortable 6-point gap from the relegation zone. The Friulians put on a real brawl in the last fixture away to Lazio. Udinese took an early 3-0 lead, but conceded three goals in the second half. Only 90+9 minutes played saw them pull away from defeat – 4-4. Molina and Wallace will certainly not be available for this meeting, as they are out for suspension, with Pereira’s participation in the game also open to question due to an injury.
The teams last crossed paths back in the 2018/19 season, exchanging home victories. There was another friendly battle this summer, with Udinese then winning 1-0.
The bookmakers could not single out a favourite for this pairing, with a three-goal game expected here. In a battle like this, the probability of a draw is high, as the teams are about the same level, for such an outcome the odds are more than 3. We believe that the opponents are capable of showing productive football, here we bet on the total of more than 2.5 goals.