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Empoli vs Atalanta

Competition – Serie A

Stadium – Carlo Castellani

Date: 21st May 2017

Kick-off time – 14:00 GMT

Live in-play betting – 

Empoli will continue their fight to avoid relegation in this game while Atalanta will be playing to end their fairytale season on a winning note.

Empoli are currently languishing in the 17th position in the league table with 32 points from 36 league games this season.

They have managed to win just 8 games all season and they are just 1 point above 18th placed Crotone.

They need to win this game for them to be guaranteed survival this season and if Genoa loses, they might end up in 16th position.

Atalanta have had a very good season and they have proved all their doubters wrong by finishing in one of the European places.

They currently have 66 points from 36 league games, 6 points more than AC Milan who are 6th.

Their recent run of form has not been very good as they have just one win from their last 6 league games and are without a win in their last 3 league games.

They have good away form – despite drawing their last 2 away games, they have a good overall record from their away games with 3 wins and 3 draws from their last 7 away games.

Surprisingly, bookmakers favour Empoli in this tie at home – they are 2.30 while Atalanta are 3.10.  The draw is 3.40.

Empoli (probable): Skorupski; Laurini, Bellusci, Costa, Pasqual; Mauri, Diousse, Croce; El Kaddouri; Thiam, Pucciarelli

Suspended: None

Atalanta (probable): Berisha; Toloi, Caldara, Masiello; Conti, Cristante, Freuler, Spinazzola; Kurtic; Gomez, Petagna

Suspended: None

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Empoli last 5 matches (most recent first):
14/05/17 (a)Cagliari 3-2 L
07/05/17 (h)Bologna 3-1 W
30/04/17 (h)Sassuolo 1-3 L
23/04/17 (a)AC Milan 1-2 W
15/04/17 (a)Fiorentina 1-2 W
 
Atalanta last 5 matches (most recent first):
13/05/17 (h)AC Milan 1-1 D
07/05/17 (a)Udinese 1-1 D
28/04/17 (h)Juventus 2-2 D
22/04/17 (h)Bologna 3-2 W
15/04/17 (a)Roma 1-1 D

Last time they met: Atalanta 2-1 Empoli

Other fixtures taking place this week in Serie A:

January 21, 2018
Atalanta 12:30 SSC Napoli
Udinese 15:00 SPAL
Sassuolo 15:00 Torino
Sampdoria 15:00 Fiorentina
Hellas Verona 15:00 Crotone
Bologna 15:00 Benevento
Lazio 15:00 Chievo Verona
Cagliari 18:00 Milan
Inter Milan 20:45 Roma
January 22, 2018
Juventus 20:45 Genoa
January 24, 2018
Lazio 18:30 Udinese
Sampdoria 20:45 Roma
January 27, 2018
Sassuolo 18:00 Atalanta
Chievo Verona 20:45 Juventus

Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 SSC Napoli 20 16 3 1 44 13 +31 51
2 Juventus 20 16 2 2 49 15 +34 50
3 Inter Milan 20 12 6 2 35 15 +20 42
4 Lazio 19 12 4 3 48 24 +24 40
5 Roma 19 12 3 4 30 14 +16 39
6 Sampdoria 19 9 3 7 36 29 +7 30
7 Atalanta 20 8 6 6 31 26 +5 30
8 Udinese 19 9 1 9 33 27 +6 28
9 Fiorentina 20 7 7 6 29 21 +8 28
10 Torino 20 6 10 4 28 27 +1 28
11 Milan 20 8 4 8 25 27 -2 28
12 Bologna 20 7 3 10 23 30 -7 24
13 Chievo Verona 20 5 7 8 20 32 -12 22
14 Genoa 20 5 6 9 16 22 -6 21
15 Sassuolo 20 6 3 11 13 30 -17 21
16 Cagliari 20 6 2 12 18 31 -13 20
17 SPAL 20 3 6 11 21 38 -17 15
18 Crotone 20 4 3 13 13 38 -25 15
19 Hellas Verona 20 3 4 13 18 41 -23 13
20 Benevento 20 2 1 17 13 43 -30 7

Serie A Results

January 6, 2018
Cagliari 0 - 1 Juventus
Roma 1 - 2 Atalanta
Milan 1 - 0 Crotone
SSC Napoli 2 - 0 Hellas Verona
SPAL 2 - 5 Lazio
Benevento 3 - 2 Sampdoria
Genoa 1 - 0 Sassuolo
Torino 3 - 0 Bologna
January 5, 2018
Fiorentina 1 - 1 Inter Milan
Chievo Verona 1 - 1 Udinese
December 30, 2017
Hellas Verona 1 - 3 Juventus
Inter Milan 0 - 0 Lazio
Bologna 1 - 2 Udinese
Benevento 1 - 0 Chievo Verona
Roma 1 - 1 Sassuolo
Atalanta 1 - 2 Cagliari
Sampdoria 2 - 0 SPAL
Torino 0 - 0 Genoa
Fiorentina 1 - 1 Milan
December 29, 2017
Crotone 0 - 1 SSC Napoli

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