Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Carlo Castellani will host Sunday’s Serie A game between Empoli and Sassuolo, the two teams who sit in the danger zone. The Azzurri aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Napoli and they are surely capable of making life difficult for the Neroverdi in front of home fans. Both Tommaso Baldanzi and Giuseppe Pezzella are sidelined with injuries, but they should be the only absentees in the home team.
Sassuolo, on the other hand, failed to turn their dominance into goals in a 2-2 draw with Salernitana. As the Neroverdi are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Midfielder Agustin Alvarez continues to miss out with an ACL injury, but there are no other selection worries in the visiting team. In their last meeting in the Italian top flight Sassuolo defeated Empoli 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Domenico Berardi):
Once one of the most promising young players in Serie A, Domenico Berardi is the Italian footballer that plays for Sassuolo and the Italy national team. Born in Cairati, Calabria, the forward begun his professional career back in 2012, when he helped the Neroverdi win Serie B and play in Serie A next season and was named as the best player of the competition, only 18 years of age.
He made his first appearance for the Italy U19 national team in the same season. His excellent performances draw the attention of Juventus and the Old Lady confirmed in the beginning of the Season 2013/14 that Domenico Berardi joined the club on a co-ownership deal.
The player never played for Juventus because he remained in Sassuolo and he recently signed a new contract with the Neroverdi. The 24-year-old right winger, who can also play as a left winger and a second striker, made his first appearance in the senior national team in June 2018.
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.