Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Following a heavy 4-0 loss to Roma in their Serie A opener, Udinese will be looking to give fans some cheer when they take on Empoli in their first home game of the season. The Zebrette are desperate to bounce back from the defeat to the capital club and they are certainly capable of beating the Azzurri in front of home fans. Empoli suffered a 1-0 defeat to Sampdoria at the start of the season and given that they are on a six-game losing run on the road in the national championship, away win should not be considered this time out. Udinese are capable of making life difficult even for Italian giants when playing in front of home fans and we predict that they will record their first win of the season in Sunday’s football match against Empoli. It has to be noted that Stadio Friuli got renamed the Dacia Arena following a sponsorship deal.
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.