AC Milan vs Empoli Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

AC Milan vs Empoli Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

AC Milan

2017-04-23
14:00
San Siro

VS

Empoli

AC Milan vs Empoli predictions ahead of this Serie A clash on Sunday. Can Empoli move closer to safety with a victory at the San Siro? Read on for our match preview and free betting tips.

AC Milan VS Empoli Predictions

Full Time: 1 - 2

1X2 Tip: Home Win
lose

Over/Under Tip: Under 3.5
win

Reason For AC Milan VS Empoli Betting Tips

AC Milan celebrated their takeover with a great comeback against local rivals Inter. That kept the Rossoneri in the driving seat for sixth place, as they look to end a three year wait for European football. They head in to this clash with Palermo aiming to strengthen their hold on the final Europa League spot. Will they be able to record a first victory under the stewardship of their new Chinese owners?

AC could hardly have picked a better game as they look for three points, with Empoli stuck in the bottom four. The Azzurri claimed a 2-1 win at Fiorentina last weekend, which was a boost to the Rossoneri’s European aspirations. However, that has the visitors warmed up for this trip, could they take away three points from this trip to the San Siro? Given that AC have won 69% of their home league matches, we can’t see the away side getting anything out of this match.

Empoli have just two away wins all season, and their lack of results on their travels is down to an abysmal record in front of goal. Empoli have scored just eight times away from home, averaging 0.5 goals per game. They’ve lost to nil in half of their away outings, failing to score in 75% of their trips. Given that lack of goals, it’s hardly surprising that the Azzurri have seen under 2.5 goals scored in 62% of their games on their travels.

This clash should be another low scoring affair, despite AC’s great 2-2 draw last weekend. The hosts have scored four or more in just two of their home matches, so we’re not expecting a rout. On top of that, Empoli have only conceded three times in just three away games, so they’re clearly able to keep the score down. The Azzurri lack the cutting edge to trouble going forward, and the Rossoneri have kept a clean sheet in 44% of their games at home.

We’re backing a straightforward win for the hosts, who are priced as 4/11 favourites with bet365. Given that 69% of their Serie A matches have seen three goals or fewer scored, we think it’s worthwhile backing a low scoring game along with a home win. With Empoli seeing four or more goals in just 19% of their outings this term, we’re backing a win for Milan and under 3.5 goals, which is well priced at 11/8 with bet365. Empoli have lost 2-0 in 37% of their away trips, so we’re also backing a 2-0 win for the hosts at 13/2 with bet365.

Head To Head

AC Milan have won four of their last six matches at home to Empoli. They've scored at least twice in five of their last six encounters with the Azzurri.

AC Milan VS Empoli Stats

Empoli have lost by two goals in 60% of their away defeats. Milan have scored in both halves in 44% of their home matches. AC have claimed 60% of their points this season at home.

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