Our football match prediction:
Despite producing a fine display in Sunday’s football game against Juventus, Inter eventually failed to grab something from the Serie A derby. The Nerazzurri were beaten by Max Allegri’s troops at Juventus Stadium and, as a result, they have slim chances of winning the domestic trophy. However, Inter are definitely capable of booking their place in the Champions League and we predict that coach Stefano Pioli is going to field the best possible side against Empoli on Matchday 24. The Nerazzurri have been impressive at their Stadio Giuseppe Meazza this term and it has to be noted that they are eyeing their eight consecutive win on home soil. Empoli, on the other hand, have been struggling on the travels this season and seeing that they have recorded only one win on the road in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign, the Azzurri are likely to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Ranocchia):
Andrea Ranocchia is an Italian football player born on the 16th of February 1988 in Assisi. Ranocchia started his football career playing in the youth of Perugia and Arezzo. After making his debut for the first team in 2006/2007 Ranocchia played for Genoa and Bari before Inter Milan showed their interest and transferred him to Milan as a part of a trade for Destro. Ranocchia plays for the Italian national team as well where he made his debut in November 2010. Unfortunately Ranocchia was not selected for the national team to play in the World Cup in 2014.With a length of 195cm Ranocchia is a tall strong central defender. Ranocchia is known for his tactical defensive vision. Despite his age Ranocchia played for a lot of difference football clubs, which made him, mature in his playing style. Ranocchia was part of the Bari squad that won the Serie B in 2008/2009. On the highest Italian level Ranocchia won the Coppa Italia in 2010/2011 with Inter Milan.
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 it’s home games in the Stadio Carlo Castellani which holds a capacity of 19 847 seats. The home colours of Empoli FC are blue and white. The Empoli Ultra’s are called Rangers 1976 and are feared in Italy. Empoli FCdidn’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.