Lazio vs Empoli Match Analysis & Prediction
08/01/2023 5:00 pm
Lazio will look to bounce back to winning ways in Serie A when they welcome Empoli to Stadio Olimpico for their Matchday 17 tie on Sunday evening.
Lazio made a good start to the campaign and are currently pushing for a Champions League place, as they sit fifth, three point off fourth-placed Inter Milan.
However, Maurizio Sarri’s side need to end their current slump that has seen them loose three of their last five league matches. They started 2023 poorly with a 2-1 defeat at Lecce, making it back-to-back defeats in Serie A. They need to bounce back in this clash to stay closer to the top four and having not lost to Empoli in their last 13 encounters at home, they should fancy their chances.
Empoli have made an inconsistent campaign, but they are pushing for top half places in the table. They sit 13th on 18 points from 16 games, two points off the Fiorentina in 10th.
They began the year with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Udinese last time out, making it two unbeaten matches. They will be looking to maintain the run with a positive result on Sunday, but they will need to be at the top of their game.
Lazio vs. Empoli Head to head
Both sides have met in 26 encounters since 1997 with Lazio winning 16 times, while Empoli have claimed four wins and there have been six draws.
Lazio Team News
Lazio will be without Mario Gila due to injury while Mohamed Fares is a doubt.
Lazio's Last 5 Matches
Empoli Team News
Empoli will be without Mattia Destro due to injury, while Jean Akpa is suspended and Lorenzo Tonelli is a doubt.
Empoli's Last 5 Matches
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