Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Empoli and Atalanta go head to head at Stadio Carlo Castellani in the Serie A round 12. The Azzurri experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Juventus, with the team dropping to 12th place in the standings, and they face yet another difficult task against the Orobici. All Ardian Ismajli, Lorenzo Tonelli, and Daniel Akpa continue to miss out through injuries for the home team.
Atalanta, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Lazio, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Luis Muriel is banned for the match, and, in his absence, fellow striker Duvan Zapata is widely expected to lead the line for the away side. In their last encounter at the venue Atalanta rolled over Empoli 4-1, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Mattia Destro):
Mattia Destro started his youth career at Ascoli, but in 2005 he moved to Inter. The Italian attacker, though, made his debut in the Serie A with Genoa in the 2010/2011 season. He scored 2 goals in 16 appearances for the Rossoblu and at the end of the season he signed a deal with Siena. Destro netted 12 goals for Siena in 30 league appearances for the club and on 30 July, 2012 he joined fellow Serie A team Roma for a fee of €8.5 million.
The Italian footballer made his debut for the capital club on 2 September, 2012 in a 3-1 victory over Inter. Destro scored 24 goals for Roma between 2012 and 2015 and after ending his loan spell with Milan he joined Bologna on 20 August, 2015.
Speaking of his international career, the Bologna forward has 15 caps for Italy U21 and he made his debut for the senior team on 15 August, 2012 against England at Wembley Stadium. He made Italy’s 2014 provisional FIFA World Cup squad, but he eventually failed to make the final roster.
Highlighted Team (Atalanta):
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 colors 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 reached the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.