Lazio vs Empoli prediction and betting tips - May 12, 2024
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Lazio vs Empoli prediction and betting tips - May 12, 2024

Tournament: Seria A
Location: Stadio Olimpico
Match date: 12.05.2024

In the 36th round of Italy's Serie A on May 12, 2024, Lazio and Empoli will play a match. The hosts still have a chance to climb to fifth place, which will be the "Champions League" spot this time. For the guests, the fight for survival remains relevant.

Key statistics and trends:

  • Lazio has won their last 5 matches in a row before drawing with Monza.
  • Empoli has ended all 4 of their recent away matches in defeat.
  • The most common result in games between the clubs in Rome is a 2-0 victory for Lazio (three times).
  • Lazio has scored 20% of their goals between the 0-15 minute mark.
  • Empoli has scored 31% of their goals between the 76-90 minute mark.

Lazio - form analysis: Change in coach has been beneficial

The "Eagles" even won against Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-final. However, they faced a 0-2 deficit in Turin, and despite a late equalizer at home, they were eliminated. In Serie A under Tudor, they have won most of their matches, except for the crucial derby against Roma. They are still trying to catch up with Roma and push them out of the top 5 Serie A spots. The 2-2 draw with Monza was a clear setback in this context.

Empoli - form analysis: Dependence on home factor is noticeable

The "Blues" haven't looked convincing this season. They brought in a coach who specializes in survival, Davide Nicola. However, things haven't quite worked out, especially in their spring away matches. But at home, they managed to get the maximum points: 3-2 against Torino, 1-0 against Napoli - which helped them stay above the relegation zone. However, they were planning to win against Frosinone but ended up with a goalless draw at home.

Lazio: Team news

Mario Hila is the only player out of action.

Empoli: Team news

Albanians Berisha and Ismajli will miss the match. Ebuehi and Cherry will also be absent.

Lazio vs Empoli: Possible starting line-ups:

Lazio (possible line-up): Mandas - Hysaj, Romagnoli, Gabarron - Zaccagni, Luis Alberto, Felipe Anderson, Kamada, Genduzi, Marusic - Immobile

Empoli (possible line-up): Caprile - Luperto, Valukievich, Bereszynski - Pecella, Fazzini, Cambiagi, Male, Grassi, Jasi - Nyang

Previous matches:

Empoli last won against Lazio in 2015. Both recent matches were won by "white and blue" with an identical scoreline of 2-0.

Free match prediction for Lazio vs Empoli on May 12:

A stronger club with motivation playing at home. Without overthinking, let's bet on the home team's victory in Rome (odds - 1.6).