Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football game at Stadio Olimpico pits together Roma and Empoli, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the remainder of the season. The Romans aim to cement their spot in top two, whilst the Azzurri are eager to escape the danger zone in the Serie A standings. The Giallorossi came from behind to beat Sassuolo (3-1) in their last league fixture and they are regarded as hot favourites to win Saturday’s clash against Empoli. Edin Dzeko came as a substitute and scored in the 3-1 win over Sassuolo and we predict that the Bosnia international is going to return to the starting XI. The Azzurri are on a six-game losing run in the league and considering that they have been struggling at the back of late, the visitors are unlikely to spoil Roma’s party at Stadio Olimpico. In their last meeting in the “Eternal City” Roma recorded a 3-1 victory over Empoli.
Highlighted Player (Mohamed Salah):
Mohamed Salah is considered one of the best African players. Salah began his senior career at El Mokawloon, scoring 11 goals in 41 league appearances for the club and in 2012 he moved to Europe, signing a four-year deal with Swiss side Basel. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a striker as well was producing outstanding displays for the RotBlau from 2012 to 2014 and, as a result, Chelsea chiefs decided to sign him on 26 January, 2015 for a fee of £11 million. Mohamed Salah, though, failed to impress in the Premier League and one year later he was sent on loan to Fiorentina. After making 16 league appearances for the Viola in the Serie A, the left-footed winger signed a loan deal with Roma on 6 August, 2015. The Romans made the contract permanent on 3 August, 2016. Speaking of his international career, Salah made his Egypt debut on 3 September, 2011 in a 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone. It has to be noted that he was named Roma’s player of the season (2015/2016).
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 it’s home games in the Stadio Carlo Castellani which holds a capacity of 19 847 seats. The home colours of Empoli FC are blue and white. The Empoli Ultra’s are called Rangers 1976 and are feared in Italy. Empoli FCdidn’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.