Inter Milan vs Empoli Predictions and Betting Tips
Bidding to leapfrog city rivals into the top of the Serie A standings- at least temporarily- , Inter welcome Empoli to the San Siro this Friday. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
With nine consecutive victories in this fixture, including a Coppa Italia triumph against them early this year, the Nerrazzurri have been utterly dominant against Empoli in recent seasons.
Scudetto race still on
Internationale don’t have their destiny in their hands anymore as they look towards defending their Scudetto crown from last season. A dramatic loss away at Bologna at the end of April put their city rivals Milan in charge of the title race, nonetheless, a two-point deficit is very much salvageable with nine points left to play this season. Simone Inzaghi and Co. got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory at Udinese last time out- Lautaro Martinez and Perisic on the scoresheet. Inter have Juventus in the cup final after Friday’s matchup and as such, they would be keen on warming up for that game by securing a morale-boosting victory this Friday.
The second half of the season hasn’t been the most pleasant for the Serie B 2020/2021 champions who have managed just one league win since the turn of the year. However, their first half of the season was so good, that they’re still nine points adrift of the dreaded dotted line whilst managing just 16 points from a possible 48. With three games left to play this season, a second season in the Italian top-flight is surely a given for Aurelio Andreazzoli and his charges. Empoli had already gotten the better of one Italian giant in Napoli just two weeks ago and whether they can down yet another top team in the Calcio A is left to see.
Inter vs Empoli Team News
Inter possible starting XI:
Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Dimarco; Darmian, Vidal, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Perisic; Dzeko, Martinez
Empoli possible starting lineup:
Vicario; Romagnoli, Viti, Luperto, Parisi; Henderson, Asllani, Zurkowski; La Mantia; Di Francesco, Pinamonti
Inter vs Empoli Prediction: 2-0
Empoli’s away form does suggest that they would surely give the hosts a run for their money, however, Inter can’t afford to drop points in any of the remaining three league games of the season. As such, we’re backing them to secure maximum points.