PAID PICK: Empoli vs Juve Stabia HALF WIN 2:1

25/08/2019   11:05:00
PICK: Empoli -0.75 1.83 SBOBET

Empoli vs Juve Stabia (Italy Serie B)

Arguably one of the most unpopular relegations in recent history, Empoli went down on the final matchday of the season despite playing some top-quality football in Serie A. A big number of conceded goals and the last game in championship vs Inter (lost in the injury time) cost them relegation to Serie B. But Empoli is determined to return back to the top Italian tier next season and they are the top favourites to win Serie B. Defender Gazola arrived from Parma just recently, while attacker Lipari returned to the club from loan. They started season good with two wins in Italian Cup - after 2:1 win over Reggina 1914, Empoli managed to progress further over Pescara (2:1). Juve Stabia is the new member of the division too, they were promoted as Serie C champions. Not the best start into the season as they have lost in the Italian Cup to lower-tier team Imolese, but also they have lost midfielders Izco(0/0) and Del Sole(0/0) in that game as both players are injured now. Defender Allievi(23/2 last season) is another unavailable player but the most notable miss is that of captain and midfielder Mastalli(35/1 last season). Juve Stabia plays their games on an artificial/natural pitch (mixed) while Empoli welcomes their opponents at the natural grass field at home. Quality gap and squad issues for visitors should make the difference today.


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