Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Udinese and Empoli go head to head at Dacia Arena in what is expected to be an interesting Serie A game. Udinese made a flying start to the season, but they are on a five-game winless run in the Italian top flight ahead of the visit of Empoli. Experienced winger Gerard Deulofeu faces race against clock to be fit for Wednesday’s clash, while Adam Masina remains on the sidelines with injury.
The Azzurri, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Cremonese, but given their anything but brilliant away record in the 2022/2023 season, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. As for the visiting team, defender Sebastiano Luperto is back from suspension, whereas key attacker Mattia Destro should miss out with a calf problem. Paolo Zanetti is likely to stick to the 4-4-2 formation.
Highlighted Player (Daniele Padelli):
Daniele Padelli is a professional footballer who played for the likes of Lecco and Como during his youth career. During his spell with Como, he caught the eye of Sampdoria scouts and went on to join the Serie A outfit in 2004. However, he did not see any game action during his spell at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
After spending several seasons on loan at Pizzighettone, Crotone, Liverpool, Pisa, Avellino and Bari he joined Udinese on 31 August, 2011. The Italian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with the Zebrette and he signed a permanent contract with the club on 27 August, 2012. However, it has to be noted that the 193-cm-tall shoot-stopper played no more than nine league games for Udinese between 2011 and 2013.
On 29 May, 2013 he joined Torino on a free transfer and he has been playing for Juve’s local rivals ever since. Padelli made 35 appearances for Torino in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign and he conceded 50 goals in the process, while keeping six clean sheets.
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.