Our match prediction:
Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino will host the match between Torino and Empoli. Il Toro hammered Bologna 5-1 in their first home game of the season, but they have been struggling on the travels this season. Following a 3-2 loss to Milan at Stadio San Siro, Sinisa Mihajlovic’s troops suffered a 2-1 loss to Atalanta in Bergamo and they are certainly eager to return to winning ways. Torino’s next rivals Empoli did well to beat Crotone on Monday night and, as a result, they escaped the relegation zone. The Azzurri aim to keep on climbing the Serie A standings, but beating Torino on the road is easier said than done. Il Toro are a real force to be reckoned with at home and that is the main reason why we predict Sinisa Mihajlovic’s charges are going to emerge triumphant in Sunday’s football match. In previous three meetings between the two teams Empoli defeated Torino and, no doubt, Il Toro are hungry for revenge.
Highligted Player (Joe Hart):
Joe Hart is an English goalkeeper who was born on 19 April, 1987. Following a three-year spell with Shrewsbury Town, Hart joined big-spending Manchester City in 2006. After ending his loan spell with with Birmingham City (2010), he returned to Man City and he has been playing for the Etihad Stadium outfit ever since. Joe Hart earned his 63rd cap for England at the Euro 2016 finals, but he has yet to win a trophy at the major tournaments with the Three Lions. On the other hand, the 29-year-old goalkeeper has clinched two Premier League trophies with Manchester City (2011/2012, 2013/2014) and the FA Cup title in 2011. Speaking of his individual honours, Joe Hart has won the Premier League Golden Glove award on four occasions (2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2014/2015). Hart made his England debut against Trinidad & Tobago on 1 June, 2008. It has to be noted that he managed to keep a clean sheet on his debut for the English national team.
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.