Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After failing to spoil Napoli’s party at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Roma will look to regain their spot in top four when they take on Empoli on Saturday afternoon. The Romans are eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Stephan El Shaarawy could earn a spot in the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the loss to Napoli, while all Zaniolo, Darboe, Wijnaldum, Abraham, and Spinazzola are sidelined with injuries.
The likes of Cristante, Mancini, and Smalling are major doubts. Meanwhile, the Azzurri made a promising start to 2023, with the team beating both Inter and Sampdoria, while sharing the spoils with Torino. Given the number of absentees in the home team, we predict that the visitors are going to grab something from the Stadio Olimpico showdown. Akpa Akpro is banned for the match, while all Tonelli, Grassi, Destro, and Ismajli should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Andrea Belotti):
Andrea Belotti began his youth career at Grumellese at the age of 10 and after spending three years at the club, he joined Albinolefe in 2006. As expected, he made his senior debut for the club on 10 March, 2012 and it has to be noted that the Italian striker scored 14 goals in 37 league appearances for the Seriani. Belotti, who was born on 20 December, 1993, joined Palermo on loan in 2013 and in July, 2014 the Sicilian outfit turned his loan move to a co-ownership.
The Italian attacker scored 16 goals for Palermo in 62 league appearances for the club and on 18 August, 2015 he signed a deal with Torino for a fee of €7.5 million.
Three months later he scored first goal in the Italian top flight for Torino and he helped the team record a 2-0 win over Bologna. Andrea Belotti has 18 caps for Italy U21 and he scored nine goals for the team.
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.