Our prediction for this Serie A match:
While failing to repeat last season’s heroics, Empoli did well to again avoid the relegation tussle altogether and they are set for another mid table finish. The Azzurri started taking their foot off gas after the turn of the year, winning just two games in 2016. A 12-match winless run came to an end some ten days ago as they defeated Frosinone, and they will be looking to put a final nail in Hellas Verona’s coffin when they host the bottom-table side on Wednesday. Sitting nine points adrift of safety with five games to go, the Gialloblu have little to hope for at the moment, with three wins in last eleven games not proving enough to keep their survival chances alive. After missing the final chance to close the gap behind safety by losing at home to relegation rivals Frosinone, Verona cannot be trusted to get anything from the Empoli clash, so home win should be a safe prediction here.
Highlighted Team (Empoli):
Empoli FC (Empoli Football Club 1920 SpA) is an Italian football club founded in 1920 and is currently active in the Italian Serie A.
The club is playing in the Serie A since 2014/2015 and hosts its home games in the Stadio Carlo Castellani which holds a capacity of 19 847 seats. The home colors of Empoli FC are blue and white. The Empoli Ultra’s are called Rangers 1976 and are feared in Italy.
Empoli FC didn’t win any major prizes in the clubs history. The clubs biggest achievement in the history was in 2004/2005 where the club finished first in the Serie B (the second highest football division). Because of a matchfixing scandal the title was given away to Genoa CFC. Empoli FC played in the UEFA Cup once in season 2007/2008 but got knocked out in the first round by FC Zurich.
The are several famous players that played for Empoli FC like Birindelli, Bresciano, Di Natale and Luca Toni.