Empoli vs Roma prediction and betting tips - May 26, 2024
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Empoli vs Roma prediction and betting tips - May 26, 2024

Tournament: Seria A
Location: Carlo Castellani
Match date: 26.05.2024

On May 26, 2024, in the 38th round of Italy's Serie A, there will be a match between Empoli and Roma. The home team is fighting for survival. The visitors from Rome still have hope to finish the season in fifth place, which is a Champions League spot this time.

Key statistics and trends:

  • Empoli hasn't won in the last four rounds.
  • After Milan's quarterfinal progress in the Europa League, Roma didn't win until a 1-0 victory over Genoa.
  • The most common result in matches between Empoli and Roma at Empoli's ground is 3-1 in favor of the visitors from the capital (three times).
  • Empoli's last home victory over Roma was in 2007.
  • Both Empoli and Roma have scored 33% of their goals between the 76th and 90th minutes.
  • Empoli has scored only 4% of their goals between the 46th and 60th minutes – the worst percentage in the league.

Empoli - Form Analysis: The threat of relegation is very real

The "Blues" have managed to scrape enough points in previous seasons to avoid relegation to Serie B. This season, sensing trouble, they hired a specialist in avoiding relegation - Davide Nicola. He started well, but the end stretch has been disappointing. April saw victories over Torino and Napoli at home, but a draw with Frosinone, a direct newcomer, and continuous "dry" losses on the road were setbacks. A 1-1 draw with Udinese, even away, is hardly a positive: the status quo remains.

Roma - Form Analysis: The resurgence under De Rossi followed by a prolonged slump

The "Giallorossi" showed improvement after Mourinho was finally sacked. Under De Rossi, they managed to progress in the Europa League past Feyenoord, Brighton, and even Milan, while also climbing to the top 5 in Serie A. However, things turned sour at the end of April. After a 1-3 loss to Bologna, they managed to beat Udinese but then stumbled in European competition against Bayer due to a fatal own goal and had a poor run in the league, losing to direct competitors like Atalanta. They only narrowly defeated Genoa, thanks to a goal by Lukaku while playing a man down.

Empoli: Team News

Ebuehi and Berisha are out of the game.

Roma: Team News

Spinazzola will remain in the capital.

Empoli vs Roma: Possible Starting Lineups:

  • Empoli (probable lineup): Caprile - Luperto, Ismajli, Bereszynski - Pezzella, Maleh, Marin, Bastoni, Gyasi - Cancellieri, Caputo
  • Roma (probable lineup): Svilar - Angeliño, N'Dicka, Mancini, Kristensen - Paredes, Cristante, Pellegrini, Baldanzi, El Shaarawy - Lukaku

Previous Matches

The "Wolves" from the capital have won eight consecutive head-to-head encounters, including a 7-0 victory this season.

Free Prediction for the Empoli vs Roma Match on May 26:

Expect a victory from the motivated home side. However, both teams are struggling in attack. Anticipate "total goals under 2.5" (odds – 1.99).