Chievo hosts Empoli in Italian Serie B playoffs quarterfinals. The match will be played on Tuesday, July 4th at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi (Verona)
Chievo finished sixth in the current Serie B and gained 56 points. The team won 14 victories, drew 14 times, and suffered 10 defeats. The club made a great leap at the end of the season and gained three victories in a row, thanks to which it managed to break into the playoffs. Two victories turned out to be with a minimum score of 1:0, one with a large score - 4:1.
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Empoli took the seventh position at the end of the last season of “Serie B”, that is, it settled in the neighborhood of Chievo. The team didn’t play well at the end of the season but still gained two victories in the last five games, which helped it to get into the playoffs. In total, the club gained 14 wins, drew 12 times, and suffered the same number of defeats. It is worth noting that, together with Empoli, such teams as Frosinone and Pisa scored 54 points each. Apparently, the Blues were higher only because they managed to be better than these teams in head-to-head meetings.
I propose to bet on the hosts’ victory with a zero handicap. Chievo has always been considered a purely home team, and it will definitely have an advantage in this match due to the home field factor. Moreover, the Veronese are much better than the opponent is in defensive actions. Empoli had a minus goal difference at the end of the season. The Blues recently lost at home to Cosenza that was fighting for survival (1:5), and I consider it unacceptable for a team aiming to get into Serie A. Chievo's players will have more trump cards in their hands. Their defense looks more organized, and their shape was better at the end of the season. I think that all these phenomena will help the Veronese to beat Empoli at home. I think they will at least not lose.
Prediction for the match: Chievo to win with 0.0 handicap