There’s not a lot to play for in many of Sunday’s matches from Serie A but that’s not the case here as Inter Milan head into the final game of their season looking to hold on to fourth place and secure Champions League football for next season. Here are our top Inter Milan v Empoli betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Match
The locals start with season stats of 19 wins and nine draws against nine defeats and that has them fourth with 66 points on the board, level with Atalanta in third. They are also only three better than Roma down in sixth, so will secure a European place but everyone connected to the club will be eager to avoid inclusion in next season’s Europa League.
Thankfully for followers of the home team, Inter Milan’s fate lies in their own hands and if they win this, they will secure a top four finish, with the opportunity of ending third. The locals did lose last time out and have won only one of their last five – three draws making up the difference – but what’s at stake here won’t be lost on them. Another draw would be too close for comfort at 4/1 with Unibet, the home win an easier bet to make at 2/5 with Ladbrokes. That’s one worth a place in your accumulators and we expect it to be popular.
Late Surge for Safety
Empoli are stuck down at the wrong end of the table but their story is an interesting one. They have won each of their last three to haul themselves clear of the bottom three and out of the relegation zone, but they can’t afford to give themselves a pat on the back just yet. Empoli could still go down as they are just one point better than Genoa in 18th, although they do boast must the better form of the two sides. This will be nervy for the visitors as they face one of the best sides in the league and will also have an eye on results elsewhere.
That purple patch of three wins on the bounce started with a 1-0 at home to Fiorentina and that gave the squad the confidence needed to go on a run. They followed it with a 2-1 away to Sampdoria, a result very few seen coming, and were last seen battling to a 4-1 home win over Torino, another match pundits expected them to lose. Goals from Acquah, Brighi, Di Lorenzo and Caputo sealed the deal and gave Empoli a sporting chance. The away win is 8/1, top price at William Hill. Not enough for us.