Side with the visitors in Sunday morning's live Serie A clash at Pescara (BT Sport).
Pescara v Empoli - Sunday 11:30, BT Sport 2
Promoted Pescara were awarded a victory over Sassuolo after their opponents fielded an ineligible player but they in fact lost that game 2-1 and are still searching for their first proper victory of the season. Empoli have won just once so far themselves and are now an incredible eight games without a goal after their 0-0 against Roma.
Pescara have managed just three goals in their last eight but have kept only one clean sheet all season. They have however managed home draws against Napoli, Torino and Sampdoria where they are yet to trail at the break.
Since the first half has been goalless in Empoli’s last five, the half time draw looks a solid option at 2.1. Empoli are yet to score on the road but they haven’t played a bottom-six side yet and they managed to win half of their trips to such opposition last term. As a result, we’d certainly prefer to side with them than Pescara at 2.4 and so we’re backing Draw/Empoli Half-Time/Full-Time at 7.0, particularly since Empoli have been level at the break in their last four away wins.