Our football match prediction:
Sassuolo failed to book their place in the Europa League last 32, and they do not seem to be at the top of their game at the moment. The Neroverdi were beaten by Roma and Atalanta in previous two home fixtures in the national championship, but Sunday’s football match against Empoli could be the turning point for the hosts. The Azzurri suffered a heavy 4-1 loss to Milan on home soil at the weekend, meaning that the lack of confidence might prove to be a big problem for the visitors in the Citta del Tricolore clash. Empoli did remarkably well to roll over Pescara (4-0) in their last away match in the league, but beating Sassuolo in Reggio Emilia is easier said than done. When the two teams met at MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore last term the Neroverdi emerged triumphant. Defrel scored a brace for Sassuolo back then and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders on Sunday.
Highligted Player (Alberto Pomini):
Alberto Pomini is a 185-cm-tall goalkeeper who played for Verona during his youth career. In 2001 he moved to San Marino and he made 17 league appearances for the club in the Serie C2. At the end of the season he signed a deal with Bellaria and after playing 20 games for the club, he moved to Sassuolo in 2004. Pomini played for the Neroverdi in the Serie C2 back then, but the club have been making progress year by year. Sassuolo are currently playing in the Italian top flight, but it has to be noted that Pomini did not see any game action in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. The Italian goalkeeper wore No. 17 on his shirt between 2008 and 2012, but following Davide Bassi’s departure he received number 1 shirt. Alberto Pomini was born in Isola della Scala, Italy on 17 March, 1981. He has a contract with Sassuolo which expires at the end of the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign. His agent is Danilo Caravello.
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.