Empoli vs Fiorentina takes place at the Stadio Carlo Castellani in Matchday 2 of the 2022-23 Serie A on 21 August 2022. There have been 30 previous matches between Empoli and Fiorentina across Serie A and Coppa Italia (16 wins for the Viola, seven for the Azzurri and seven draws).
Match Insights: Empoli
Empoli have won three of their last five Serie A matches against Fiorentina (L2), as many wins as in their first 19 meetings in the top-flight (D7 L9). Empoli have only won three of their 12 Serie A meetings against Fiorentina played in the first half of the season (D4 L5), although did win the most recent such match 2-1 last November. Empoli recorded 21 high turnovers in the first matchday of Serie A 2022/23, a league-high.
Player to Watch: Sam Lammers
Sam Lammers was one of three players to attempt the most shots on the first matchday of this Serie A campaign. The Empoli striker, however, only recorded two shots on target and failed to find the net.
Match Insights: Fiorentina
Since the beginning of the 21st century, Fiorentina have only won their first two matches of a Serie A season on two occasions (2013/14 and 2018/19). Fiorentina fired the most shots in the first round of Serie A this season (28), and also recorded the highest possession (74.6%).
Player to Watch: Luka Jovic
After scoring against Cremonese on Matchday 1, new Fiorentina striker Luka Jovic could already surpass his tally of goals scored in 15 La Liga appearances last season with Real Madrid (one).
Empoli vs Fiorentina: Betting Odds & Picks Presented by Bodog
Fiorentina are slight favourites to win this Serie A clash against Empoli. Be sure to visit bodog.net for odds on all your favourite sports and be sure to watch this match on TLN TV at 4:55P!