Empoli v AC Milan: Serie A Action on Match-day 8

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Serie A action on Saturday as Empoli and Milan meet at Carlo Castellani – 8:45pm GMT.

Fifth placed Milan, are away to fourteenth placed Empoli on Saturday.

It’s seven points so far for Empoli this season, going into this game

A loss to Bologna away, and then Roma at home is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the Serie A. Empoli will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.

Also, with four draws in six games, Manager Paolo Zanetti has plenty to ponder, going into the next game, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With seven points, they currently sit fourteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 2 losses and 4 draws having won one game, drawn four meetings, and lost two fixtures.

When Empoli host Milan, they will do so on the back of two draws and one defeats on their own ground.

A victory for Empoli would put them on 10 points.

Injury and illness have depleted Paolo Zanetti’s Empoli and they will likely be missing one key personnel for Saturday’s match.

AC Milan have so far accrued 14 points in this season of the Serie A

Stefano Pioli will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Sampdoria and then Napoli, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Also, Milan keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last seven games is astonishing this season. With 14 points (4W, 1L and 2D), they are established in fifth position in the League having won four matches, drawn two fixtures, and lost one game.

Milan have won one game and drawn two meetings of their three League matches on the road this season.

AC Milan will have 17 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

Milan have a good scoring record this season, with 13 netted so far (11 from open play and two penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Olivier Giroud (4), Rafael Leao (3), and Ante Rebic (2). Milan have conceded eight goals.

Milan are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Stefano Pioli is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without six of his key players

Empoli v AC Milan – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Milan with a greater number of wins. In the last 24 meetings, they have enjoyed 14 victories, to Empoli’s three wins. Further, Milan have left Empoli with a win on nine out of 14 meetings. March 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Azzurri took all three points winning 1-0.

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