Cremonese vs Empoli at 23:30 on April 14th (Matchday 30 of Serie A 2022/23): Today's football prediction, expert opinions, match result prediction, detailed Asian handicap analysis, and statistical analysis of the odds.
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Football prediction for Cremonese vs Empoli (0:0): 2-1
In the last round, Cremonese secured a precious 3-2 victory in a come-from-behind match against Sampdoria. The second ray of hope for Serie A survival in 2022/23 has helped coach Davide Ballardini's team, although the gap with the nearest safe position is still 10 points with only 9 rounds left in the season.
However, based on what they have shown, it can be believed that the Giovanni Zini home team will fight until the end. If they have to say goodbye to Italy's top-flight league, it must be done in the most heroic way possible. Evidence for this: Cremonese has earned 8 points in the last 7 rounds, equivalent to the number of points they earned in the previous 22 rounds. They only drew a blank once during this period and scored a total of 11 goals.
It is worth noting that in the last 5 home matches of the season, Grigiorossi only faced opponents in the lower half of the standings (from 11th place down), and Empoli is one of them with a 14th position. However, this team has nothing to worry about as they are 10 points clear of the relegation zone.
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In reality, Empoli seems to have the highest motivation to play when they feel "endangered". After a series of 4 consecutive defeats, the Tuscan team has earned 4 points from the last 2 rounds, including a victory over direct relegation contender Lecce and a draw against defending champions AC Milan.
In both of these matches, Coach Zanetti's team kept a clean sheet. However, from January 2017 until now, they have never kept a clean sheet for 3 consecutive matches in the Serie A. Besides this "curse", no one knows whether Empoli can maintain their highest concentration when they feel "safe", which is far from the "fighting spirit" of their opponents.
Moreover, the fact that a team in the bottom position has just earned 6 points at home and has a poor head-to-head record (having only won 1 out of the last 10 matches between the two teams) and is handicapped by the odds of draw-win-lose (0:0) is considered quite negative for Empoli, who are not weak on the away field (earning points from 9 out of 15 matches since the beginning of the Serie A 2022/23 season). Therefore, choosing Cremonese is a wise choice.
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Goal prediction for Cremonese vs Empoli (2 1/4)
As mentioned, Cremonese has been scoring goals regularly during the last few weeks, while Empoli has shown a tendency to tighten up defensively. Therefore, the odds of Over 2 1/4 goals are reasonable.
As mentioned, Cremonese has been scoring quite regularly recently, and they know they need points to salvage their hopes of avoiding relegation, so they will have to attack. Meanwhile, Empoli has conceded at least 2 goals in 5 out of 6 away losses this season. The over/under for the number of goals in this match is also showing signs of increasing to 2 1/2, which opens up the possibility of a high-scoring match (over 2 goals).
Corner kick betting: The history of the Cremonese vs Empoli head-to-head matches has always featured an explosion in corner kick statistics, with 3 out of the last 4 matches having at least 10 balls placed in the four corners of the field. For Empoli, 7 out of 10 of their past matches have also seen 10 or more corner kicks.
Expected line-up for Cremonese vs Empoli: Cremonese: Carnesecchi; Ferrari, Bianchetti, Lochoshvili; Sernicola, Meite, Castagnetti, Quagliata; Buonaiuto; Dessers, Tsadjout Empoli: Vicario; Ebuehi, De Winter, Luperto, Parisi; Bandinelli, Marin, Fazzini; Baldanzi; Piccoli, Caputo
Prediction for Cremonese vs Empoli: 2-1.