Our football match prediction:
Empoli are determined to secure the Serie A survival and that is more than obvious. The Azzurri recorded back-to-back wins over the likes of Fiorentina and Milan in previous two league fixtures and, no doubt, they regained a much-needed confidence. Empoli are five points clear of the relegation zone, but they need to keep on winning if they are to avoid a shocking relegation to the Serie B. Sunday’s football match against Sassuolo could be crucial for the Azzurri in their battle for survival and we predict that the hosts will extend their winning run in the national championship to three matches. The Neroverdi do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment; the team recorded only one win in last eight league fixtures, but they did well to share the spoils with Napoli at the weekend. Sassuolo were on the verge of shocking the Partenopei in Reggio Emilia, but Polish attacker Milik eventually scored a late equalizer for the visitors. Anyhow, the team’s form is anything but good and home win should be considered.
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 (Sassuolo):
US Sassuolo Calcio is an Italian football club from Sassuolo, state Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region. In the season 2012/2013 Sassuolo managed to promote to the Serie A before playing in the Serie B for four seasons. Sassuolo was founded in 1922 and is known for being one of the smaller teams in the Serie A. Sassuolo hosts it’s home games in the Stadio Citta del Tricolore which holds a capacity for approximately 21 000 spectators. Sassuolo is also known as i Neroverdi and plays at home in black and green. The biggest achievements in the club history were in 2007/2008 where the club won the Serie C1 and in season 2012/2013 were Sassuolo won the Serie B as well. Known players in the club history are Andrea Poli, Antonio Floro Flores, Simone Zaga and Reto Ziegler.