Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Carlo Castellani will host Sunday’s Serie A game between Empoli and Napoli, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Empoli made a promising start to the season, but they have been anything but impressive in 2022. Anyhow, the Azzurri are on the right track to secure the Serie A survival as they are 12 points clear of the relegation zone. All Marchizza, Haas, and Tonelli are out of contention with injuries, speaking of the home team.
The Neapolitans, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Roma. Luciano Spalletti’s troops dropped two points at the weekend, and, as a result, this has to go down as a must-win game for Lorenzo Insigne and Co. Since the title-chasing visitors want this triumph more than the mid-table hosts, away win should be considered. Centre-back Koulibaly is sidelined through suspension, while both Di Lorenzo and Lobotka are major doubts.
Highlighted Player (Lorenzo Insigne):
Born in Frattamaggiore, Naples on June 4, 1991, Lorenzo Insigne is an Italian footballer who plays for his hometown club Napoli in the Serie A. Insigne is a product of Olimpia Sant’Arpino football school, but he joined the Partenopei at the age of 15.
The diminutive attacker scored his first ever goal in the Italian top flight on September 16, 2012 in a 3-1 win over Parma. Insigne, who played for the likes of Cavese, Foggia and Pescara on loan before returning to Naples, made his debut with the Italian national team on September 11, 2012 in the World Cup qualifier against Malta.
The Napoli forward scored his first ever goal for the Azzurri in a friendly against Argentina on August 14, 2013. His main position is left winger, but he is used as a second striker as well. Lorenzo Insigne has a contract with Napoli until June 30, 2022.
Highlighted Team (Napoli):
SSC Napoli is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officially in 1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was called FBC Internaples.
After 4 seasons the club changed its name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).
In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.
In 2004 the local club was bankrupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008. Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.