Our prediction for this Serie B match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Carlo Castellani when Empoli and Brescia go head to head in the Serie B round 34. Following four consecutive wins, Empoli shared the spoils with Cremonese in their last league match, but despite the drop of points, they remained in top position in the standings. The Gli Azzurri aim to move one step closer to securing automatic promotion to the Serie A, and we are positive that they will go for a victory in Saturday’s clash.
Both Cambiaso and Sabelli remain in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team. Le Rondinelle, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous three league fixtures. Brescia’s main goal is to book a place in the playoffs, but seeing that Empoli are a real force to be reckoned with at home, the visitors are likely to return to Lombardy empty-handed. All Cistana, Donnarumma, and Karacic are out of contention with injuries, while Papetti is banned.
Highlighted Player (Daniele Dessena):
Daniele Dessena is an Italian footballer who was born in Parma on 10 May, 1987. He is a product of Parma’s youth school and he continued played for the Gli Emiliani at senior level. After making 81 league appearances for Parma the 183-cm-tall midfielder joined Sampdoria in 2008, but he spent no more than one season at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Dessena signed a deal with fellow Serie A team Cagliari on 31 August, 2009 and he scored his first goal for the club against his former club Parma. In 2010 he returned to Sampdoria and this time out he spent two seasons at the club. It has to be noted that Dessena has a total of 55 league appearances for Sampdoria.
After impressing during his loan spell with Cagliari, the club chiefs signed a permanent deal with the midfielder in July, 2012 and he has been playing for the Rossoblu ever since. Dessena has 20 caps for Italy U21 and he was a part of the team that won a bronze medal at the 2009 European Championship.
Highlighted Team (Brescia):
Hosting their rivals at Stadio Mario Rigamonti, the stadium with the capacity of 16,743, Brescia are Italian team founded back in 1911 under the name of Brescia Football Club. Le Rondinelle are well known for their blue and white shirts, but white is dominant colour in their away kit.
Atalanta are considered one of the club’s fiercest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Derby of Lombardy. The Stadio Mario Rigamonti outfit have rivalries with the likes of Inter, Hellas Verona and Cremonese as well. Roberto Baggio, who has 56 caps with the Italy national football team, is considered the most famous footballer who played for Brescia.
Robi scored 45 goals in 95 appearances in the Serie A for le Rondinelle. It has to be noted that the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Gheorge Hagi, Pep Guardiola, Luca Toni, Luigi Di Biagio and Dario Hubner were part of Brescia in the past as well. However, Mario Rigamonti is the club’s biggest legend as he died in the Superga air disaster back in 1949.