Atalanta 8/11 to beat Empoli in Sunday’s Serie A showdown
Competition: Serie A
Market: Atalanta win
Odds: 8/11 @ Bet 365
Looking to continue their push for European football, Atalanta will travel to a struggling Empoli on Sunday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, although Empoli may have avoided the drop last season, it has been a very sluggish start this time around. In their opening 12 games, they have won just two, drawing three and losing seven, scoring 12 and conceding 21 in return. Empoli now hold the third worst defensive record in Serie A. With a points tally of nine, their goal difference also sees them sat in the relegation zone. As for their recent form, the hosts have now managed to win just one of their last 12 matches across all competitions.
As for the visitors, enjoying a bright start to the new campaign, Atalanta will have their sights set on securing a top six finish this year. In their opening 12 games this season, they have won five, drawn three and lost four, scoring 23 and conceding 14 in return. No side outside of the top two holds a better attacking record at this stage. With a points tally of 18, they now sit just a single point adrift of the European positions. As for their recent form, Atalanta have now won their last four on the bounce scoring 14 goals.
Bet: Atalanta 8/11 to beat Empoli in Sunday’s Serie A showdown @ Bet 365