Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After rolling over Milan in the Derby della Madonnina, Inter will look to retain top position in the Serie A table when they face Empoli in Sunday’s matinee. The Nerazzurri want to keep their 100% record intact and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Summer signing Marcus Thuram has already started paying off and we predict that the former Borussia M’gladbach man is going to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. Simone Inzaghi should have a full squad to choose from for the round 5 clash.
The Azzurri, on the other hand, made a slow start to the season, with the team suffering a loss in each of their four league fixtures and given their difficulties in front of goal, anything but a routine away win would be a big surprise. Talented midfielder Tommaso Baldanzi is pushing for a start after coming as a substitute in a 7-0 loss to Roma.
Highlighted Player (Hakan Calhanoglu):
Hakan Calhanoglu is another one in the long line of Turkish footballers who were born in Germany, so it is hardly surprising he came to prominence thanks to his performances in Bundesliga. The attacking midfielder with great vision and very good goalscoring record started his professional career at Karlsruher, scoring impressive 17 goals in 50 league outings to earn a move to Bundesliga side Hamburg.
The spell at Imtech Arena was merely a stepping stone for bigger things as 11 goals in his debut top flight campaign persuaded Bayer Leverkusen to splash nearly €15 million on his services. That proved a very good investment as Calhanoglu continued the rich vein of form, and it is now a matter of time before he joins one of European powerhouses.
The midfield maestro had a bright start to his career in the Turkey national team, scoring 5 goals in first 16 caps, and chances are he will become a leader for Milli Takim in the foreseeable future.
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.