Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Milan will be aiming to extend their winning run in the Serie A to three games when they host Empoli at their Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Matchday 25. The Rossoneri have been scoring goals for fun of late and seeing that they outclassed Atalanta 3-1 in Bergamo in their last league fixture, it is no surprise Genaro Gattuso’s men are seen as hot favourites to win Friday’s football match. Milan are eyeing a place in the Champions League and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at Empoli on Friday evening. The Azzurri did remarkably well to beat Sassuolo 3-0 at home in their last league match, but given their poor away record, we believe that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. A man to watch in the home team will be January signing Piatek, who scored a brace in the 3-1 win over the Orobici.
Highlighted Player (Mateo Musacchio):
Mateo Musacchio is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish team Villarreal as a defender. The 182-cm-tall footballer plays as a centre back and he was born in Rosario. However, his grandparents are Albanian. Musac hio began his senior career at River Plate, playing for the Argentine giants between 2006 and 2009, but he made no more than 10 appearances for los Millionarios. On August 2009 he joined Spanish club Villarreal and he has been playing for the Yellow Submarine ever since. Musacchio scored three goals in 22 appearances for Villarreal II in the 2009/2010 campaign, but he made seven appearances for the first team during the season as well. Nonetheless, he played no more than 13 games for the Yellows in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. Mateo Musacchio has 3 caps for the Argentina national team. Speaking of his honours, the Argentine defender did well to clinch the 2008 Clausura with River Plate.
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.