Spezia vs Empoli takes place at the Stadio Alberto Picco in Matchday 1 of the 2022-23 Serie A on 14 August 2022. These two sides have only met twice in Serie A, drawing both matches last season: 1-1 at the Stadio Alberto Picco and 0-0 at Stadio Carlo Castellani
Match Insights: Spezia
Spezia have never won their opening match in a Serie A season: defeat v Sassuolo in 2020 and a draw against Cagliari in 2021. Spezia have lost their last four home league games: already a negative record for the Ligurians in their history in Serie A.
Player to Watch: Daniele Verde
Daniele Verde has scored the most goals (14) for Spezia in Serie A; in addition, in 2021/22 he has been involved in 14 goals (eight goals and six assists): a joint record for a player at the club in a single Serie A campaign (14 also M’Bala Nzola in the 2020/21).
Match Insights: Empoli
Empoli are the team with the most Serie A campaigns (14) without ever drawing the opening match of the season: four wins and 10 defeats. Empoli have lost six of the eight occasions they’ve started a Serie A campaign away from home (W2), including each of the last two (2007-08 and 2014-15). No team has won fewer games than Empoli in 2022 in Serie A: only two wins (alongside Venezia), against Napoli and Atalanta.
Player to Watch: Mattia Destro
Empoli will be the sixth side Mattia Destro will play a Serie A game for: in his previous five top-flight debuts for a new team he has scored two goals (for Siena and Genoa) and delivered an assist.
Spezia vs Empoli: Betting Odds & Picks Presented by Bodog
Spezia are slightly favoured to win this Serie A clash against Empoli. Concerning the odds for total goals, the selections for under 2.5 goals, more than 2.5 goals, and more than 3.5 goals offer favourable returns. Be sure to visit bodog.net for odds on all your favourite sports and be sure to watch this match live on TLN TV at 2:30P!