Empoli vs Bologna Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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Empoli vs Bologna Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Empoli vs Bologna - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Empoli vs Bologna, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Serie A match between Empoli vs Bologna.

Empoli vs Bologna Match Details:

League: Serie A

Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani, Empoli, Italy

Time: 5th May, 12:15 am

Empoli vs Bologna Preview

Two mid table teams in the Serie A face off against each other on Thursday night as Bologna travel to Empoli. The hosts struggling to score, finally found the net against Sassuolo last weekend, however the result did not end up in their favor – suffering a 1-2 loss. Paolo Zanetti’s side are now winless in their last four games, with three losses and one draw – scoring just one goal in the process. Empoli have struggled for form in this calender year 2023, as no side have accumulated fewer points than them since the start of February – with just six points in 12 matches. They currently sit 15th in the table, with a five-point cushion over the relegation spots, although with six games to play, things could turn for the worse for Zanetti’s men if there’s no improvement in performance and eventually the results. The Blues however boast a strong record against the Rossoblu at home – unbeaten with four wins and four draws at the Stadio Carlo Castellani.

Bologna themselves haven’t been in the best of form as well, winless in their last three matches – however two of them being respectable draws against the big boys AC Milan and Juventus. Despite winning just two of their last eight league games, Thiago Motta’s men currently sit eighth in the table and are on course for their highest Serie A finish since 2001-02. However, their away record this season has been a concern – with just five victories in 15 away trips. This doesn’t bode well for the Rossoblu who have failed to win a single match away to Empoli at the Stadio Carlo Castellani. Thiago Motta will be relying on the services of his top scorers Orsolini and Arnautovic with odds still favoring the visitors despite their poor record at the venue – as they seek revenge for the 1-0 defeat against the Blues in the reverse fixture earlier this campaign.

Empoli vs Bologna Prediction:

Empoli 1-2 Bologna


Empoli and Bologna Key Stats:

Goals:

Empoli: N Cambiaghi, T Baldanzi (4), F Bandinelli, F Caputo (2)

Bologna: R Orsolini (9), M Arnautovic (8), S Posch (5)

Assists: 

Empoli: F Caputo (4), R Marin (2), L Henderson, N Cambiaghi, M Satriano (1)

Bologna: M Barrow (5), G Kyriakopoulos, R Orsolini, R Soriano, N Moro (3)

Tackles:

Empoli: F Bandinelli (32). A Ismajli (30), F Parisi, Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro (28)

Bologna: S Posch (74), N Dominguez (68), J Schouten (58)

Interceptions:

Empoli: F Parisi (35), S Luperto (33), A Ismajli (26)

Bologna: J Schouten (38), J Lucumi (31), S Posch (30)


Empoli vs Bologna Lineups:

Empoli: Vicario; Ebuehi, Walukiewicz, Luperto, Parisi; Marin, Grassi, Bandinelli, Baldanzi; Caputo, Cambiaghi

Bologna: Skorupski; Posch, Soumaoro, Lucumi, Cambiaso; Schouten, Dominguez; Orsolini, Ferguson, Barrow; Arnautovic

Unavailable Players:

Empoli: K De Winter

Bologna: N Bagnolini, R Soriano, G Kyriakopoulos


Empoli vs Bologna Fantasy Combination:

Gk: G Vicario

Def: S Posch, T Ebuehi, J Lucumi

Mid: N Dominguez, R Marin, L Ferguson, T Baldanzi

Fwd: R Orsolini (C), M Arnautovic (vC), F Caputo

Empoli vs Bologna Captaincy Picks:

R Orsolini, M Arnautovic, F Caputo

Empoli vs Bologna Grand League Picks:

M Barrow, N Dominguez, R Marin