Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a 1-1 draw with Milan Atalanta booked their place in the Europa League. The Orobici put icing on the cake on a very successful season and they are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Empoli. Atalanta are undefeated in previous eight league fixtures and we predict that they will grab something from Sunday’s football game against the Azzurri. Empoli, on the other hand, sit in the danger zone in the Serie A standings ahead of the penultimate day of the season. The Azzurri are only one point clear of bottom three, but 18th-placed Crotone face league leaders Juventus in Turin this weekend, meaning that Giovanni Martusciello’s men could secure the Serie A survival with a victory over Atalanta. However, given the form of the away team, we are not tempted to put our money on the relegation strugglers this time out.
Highlighted Player (Massimo Maccarone):
Massimo Maccarone is a product of AC Milan youth academy. The striker, however, did not play for the Rossoneri at senior level as he was sent on loan to Modena in 1998. In 2000 he signed a deal with Empoli and after spending two seasons at the club, he joined English outfit Middlesbrough on 9 July, 2002. The Italian attacker was producing fine displays with Boro and it has to be noted that he scored 24 goals in 80 appearances for the club from 2002 to 2007. In January 2007 he signed for Siena (free transfer and he scored 13 goals in 35 appearances for the club in the 2007/2008 Serie A campaign. Maccarone played for the likes of Palermo and Sampdoria as well and in 2012 he returned to Empoli. The Italian footballer plays as a striker, but he is also capable of playing as a winger. The experienced attacker was born in Galliate on 6 September, 1979. It has to be noted that Maccarone won the English League Cup with Middlesbrough in the 2003/2004 season. He participated in the 2005/2006 UEFA Cup final with Boro as well, but Sevilla proved to be a big catch for the English side back then (0-4).
Highlighted Team (Atalanta Bergamo):
Atalanta Bergamasco Calcio, better known as Atalanta Bergamo is an Italian football club from Bergamo which was founded in 1907 and is currently active in the Serie A. The club host it’s home games in the Atleti Azzuri d’Italia stadium which holds a capacity of 27 000 sats. The club colours of Atalanta Bergamo are blue and black. Atalanta Bergamo holds the nickname Nerazzuri which is the same as Inter Milan.Biggest succes of Atalanta Bergamo was in 1963 where the club managed to win the national cup (Coppa Italia). Atalanta won the Serie B three times (in 1959, 1984, 2006 and 2011). In Europe the club from Bergamo managed to stunt and reacht the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.