Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Buoyed by a splendid 4-0 win over league leaders Napoli, Milan will look to stay in the Champions League berth when they take on Empoli on Saturday evening. The Rossoneri impressed in their last league match, with the team regaining their spot in top four, but Stefano Pioli’s troops need to keep on making progress if they are to make it to the elite competition. A man to watch in the home team will be Rafael Leao, who scored a brace at the weekend, while all Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pierre Kalulu, and Junios Messias are out of contention with injuries.
The Azzurri, meanwhile, recorded a morale-boosting win over Lecce thanks to Francesco Caputo’s goal, but given their poor winless run on the road, we predict that the Rossoneri are going to pick up all three points from the match. You should know that Milan defeated Empoli in each of their last four encounters in the Italian top flight. Defender Lorenzo Tonelli is banned for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Sandro Tonali):
After starting his youth career at Piacenza back in 2009, Sandro Tonali moved to Brescia three years later. The 181-cm-tall defender has been playing for le Rondinelle ever since and it has to be noted that he made his debut with the Stadio Mario Rigamonti outfit on August 26, 2017 in a 2-1 defeat to Avellino.
Sandro Tonali scored his first ever league goal for Brescia in a 4-2 loss to Salernitana on April 28, 2018. The talented midfielder, who was born in Lodi on May 8, 2000, represents Italy U21 team in international matches.
He made his debut with the Italy U21 national team on June 19, 2019 in a 1-0 defeat to Poland. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. Sandro’s preferred foot is right and his contract with Brescia should expire on June 30, 2021.
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.