Our football match prediction:
Roma are high on confidence ahead of Matchday 11. The Romans came from behind to beat Sassuolo 3-1 at Stadio Citta del Tricolore, with the team extending their winning run in the Serie A to four games. The Giallorossi have been scoring goals for fun of late and a win over Empoli could see them climb to top position in the Serie A standings. Roma are determined to put an end to Juve’s dominance in the Italian elite division and we are positive that the capital club will go all guns blazing at the Azzurri in Sunday’s football match. Empoli have been playing below expectations in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign and it has to be noted that they failed to score in previous eight league fixtures. Coach Giovanni Martusciello feels pressure ahead of the visit of Roma, but seeing that the Giallorossi have been in a thrilling form of late, we predict that the visitors will extend their winning run in the national championship.
Highligted Player (Vincent Laurini):
Vincent Laurini started his senior career at the age of 19 as he played for Italy amateur club Fossombrone. The full-back made 54 league appearances for the club between 2008 and 2010 and during that period Carpi scouts spotted him. He signed for Carpi in 2010 and one year later he signed a new five-year deal with Biancorossi. Laurini played 57 games for Carpi and in 2012 he decided to move to Empoli. The Empoli full-back was born in Thionville, France, but he is eligible to play for both France and Italy. Laurini wears No. 2 shirt for the Azzurri and he made 25 league appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. He scored one goal for Empoli during the season as he helped the team pick up one point from the match against Sampdoria. Despite being right-footed, he is capable of playing as a left-back. Laurini’s contract with Empoli expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (AS Roma):
AS Roma are a professional football club based in Rome. Roma were founded by a merger in 1927 and they play in the Italian Serie A. Roma’s fiercest rivals are Lazio and it has to be noted that both capital clubs play their home games at Stadio Olimpico. The two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Capitale, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world of football. The Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds) have won three Serie A titles (1941/1942, 1982/1983, 2000/2001), while winning nine Coppa Italia trophies. The colour of Roma’s shirts is imperial purple with a golden yellow trim. A number of top-class footballers were part of Roma in the past, but Francesco Totti is undisputedly the club’s biggest legend. “The Prince of Rome” made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.