Our football match prediction:
Stadio Renzo Barbera will host Sunday’s football game between Palermo and Empoli. Palermo failed to secure the Serie A survival, whilst Empoli are on the right track to avoid relegation to Serie B as they are one point clear of bottom three ahead of the last day of the season. The Azzurri suffered a 1-0 loss to Atalanta in their last league match, but a win over Palermo in Sicilia would see them secure the top flight survival. The Rosanero have nothing to play for in their last game of the season and we predict that the visitors will emerge triumphant in Sunday’s match. Empoli are undefeated in previous seven meetings with Palermo in the Italian elite division and, taking everything into account, away win appears on the cards. When the two teams met at Stadio Carlo Castellani earlier this term Massimo Maccarone helped Empoli record a hard-fought 1-0 win over Palermo.
Highlighted Player (Francesco Zampano):
Francesco Zampano is a product of Sampdoria’s youth school. The pacey full back, who is capable of playing as a midfielder as well, began his senior career at Entella, making 51 league appearances for the club between 2011 and 2013. At the end of the 2012/2013 campaign he moved to Verona, but he was immediately sent on loan to Juve Stabia. After playing 33 league games for the club in the 2013/2014 season, he signed a loan deal with Pescara. In July, 2015 Zampano signed a permanent deal with Pescara and it has to be noted that he made 38 league appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie B campaign. The Italian footballer, who was born in Genoa on 30 September, 1993, has three caps for Italy U20, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. His contract with Pescara expires on 30 June, 2020.
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.