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Sunday Serie B betting: Reggina v Empoli

Sunday Serie B betting: Reggina v Empoli


The final matchday in 2012 in Italy is here and the earliest game of the day is in the second divisions with Empoli traveling to Calabria to face Reggina with a 6:30 EST kickoff.

Both clubs are fighting to claw their way back to Serie A but so far only Empoli look to have a realistic shot at making it back to the top flight as they currently sit in seventh spot in the table. A win on Sunday would launch them into fourth position but still a considerable distance from the automatic top two promotion spots.

They barely avoided relegation down to Serie C last year by three points but have turned things around by producing a respectable record of 8-6-7 (W-L-T) overall while also doing well on the road with a mark of 4-3-3.

They are also unbeaten in their last seven matches which includes their last three away games so take a look at Empoli to continue their winning ways with a payout of 2.66 over at

The same firm also has the draw listed at 2.94 and given how both Empoli and Reggina have each drawn a third of their matches it is not too bad of a hedge bet at 2.94. It's not very often you see draws under 3.00 but Serie B is known for producing a lot of them.

The hosts are being listed currently at 2.60. They have won two in a row, including a 1-0 home win against Vicenza on Boxing Day but the Empoli outright win or draw is a more likely scenario.

Also have a serious look at the over/under where the over 2.5 is sitting just under evens at 1.99. Though Reggina have a tendency to have low scoring matches - 1.91 total goals in 11 home games - they have had high scoring affairs with more offensive minded teams and Empoli is the third highest scoring team in Serie B as well as being second highest in goals allowed for an average of 3.33 goals per match in total goals.

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