2014-15 Serie A Match Previews: Week 6 (Part 2)

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Updated: October 2, 2014
Palermo week 5

Empoli vs. Palermo

Match Date: 05 October 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani

(Featured image: Palermo | Source: palermocalcio.it)

 

Empoli and Palermo are both winless as per the fifth week of the new season of Serie A. While they managed to earn points from their draws, they also lost some good chances at maintaining an unbeaten run after they succumbed to some of their top-flight rivals. The sides have identical forms of 0W-3D-2L, but the visitors have netted more goals than their hosts. Head to head, however, Empoli have recorded more wins than Palermo based on their last six meetings—of which, four were dominated by Azzurri. In the current league rankings, Maurizio Sarri’s men are two places above Giuseppe Iachini’s lads.

 

Online betting tip: Empoli and Palermo will battle out a goalless draw.

 

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Lazio vs. Sassuolo

Match Date: 05 October 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Stadio Olimpico

 

Although Lazio have lost in more matches than Sassuolo, the latter have suffered a much worse form and league ranking than their opponents. Lazio were beaten three times but managed to recoup some of their lost spoils by winning over Cesena and Palermo. Sassuolo, by comparison, have lost only in two occasions but in one of these, they conceded seven goals. In addition, they have yet to win a fixture in the new season as they have only picked up points from stalemates. The squads’ two-legged fixture last season resulted in Lazio being the better side based on aggregate scores.

 

Football betting tip: Sassuolo will remain winless at the hands of Lazio. The latter will score their third win of the season.