Empoli face Atalanta in Italy’s Serie A on October 30, with the game commencing at 17:30 UTC.
Seven months have passed since Atalanta beat Empoli 2-1 in their last Serie A encounter. Empoli is riding high on confidence, having recently triumphed over Fiorentina in the Serie A.
On the other side, Atalanta drew with Sturm last Friday, taking their unbeaten run to 2 games. However, they’ve been vulnerable defensively, having allowed goals in their last 3 away games, adding a mental strain on the squad.
In their prior game, Empoli celebrated a win against Fiorentina, whereas Atalanta settled for a draw against Sturm. Looking at their last 18 games, Empoli secured 4 wins, faced 11 losses, and drew 3 times. Atalanta, meanwhile, emerged victorious 11 times, tasted defeat on 4 occasions, and drew 3 times.
In their recent 6 fixtures, Empoli claimed 2 victories (0-2 over Fiorentina on October 24 and 1-0 over Salernitana on September 28), suffered 3 defeats (3-0 to Bologna on October 1, 0-1 to Inter Milan on September 24, and 7-0 to Roma on September 18), and had one draw (0-0 with Udinese on October 7).
Atalanta, in their last 6 outings, won thrice (2-0 over Genoa on October 23, 1-2 over Sporting on October 6, and 0-1 over Verona on September 28), lost once (3-2 to Lazio on October 8), and secured two draws (2-2 with Sturm on October 27 and 0-0 with Juventus on October 2).
Empoli’s coach, Aurelio Andreazzoli, has just one injury worry. Giuseppe Pezzella won’t be playing due to a broken ankle.
For Atalanta’s coach Gian Gasperini, there are some lineup concerns. Both El Bilal Touré and José Luis Palomino, suffering from hamstring injuries, won’t be participating in the upcoming match.
Since November 2018, the two teams have clashed 6 times. Out of these, Empoli claimed 2 wins, one game ended in a stalemate, and Atalanta secured 3 wins. Their last face-off was on March 18, 2023, in Serie A, where Atalanta edged out a 2-1 victory. In these 6 matchups, Empoli netted 6 goals, while Atalanta registered 10.