Serie A Action at Carlo Castellani – Empoli face AC Monza
This clash sees fourteenth placed Empoli, welcome twelfth placed ASS to Carlo Castellani.
Empoli arrive at this game, having secured eight points so far this season
With one draw, which followed a defeat, Empoli’s recent form has not been great. They will be looking to return to winning ways in this next match.
Also, with five draws in eight fixtures, Empoli need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. With eight points (1W, 3L and 5D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League having won one game, drawn five matches, and lost three meetings.
Playing at home, Empoli have drawn two meetings and lost two matches.
A victory for Empoli would put them on 11 points.
It is likely that five key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Paolo Zanetti and his Empoli team.
AC Monza go into this fixture with 10 points secured
ASS come to this game on the back of a 2-0 home win against Spezia Calcio at Stadio Brianteo.
Also, success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if ASS can continue to extend their winning streak from three games then Raffaele Palladino’s squad will have an incredible season. They currently stand twelfth in the League, with 10 points for a total of 3 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws having won three matches, drawn one game, and lost five meetings.
ASS have won one game, drawn one game, and lost two games of their four League matches on the road this season.
AC Monza will see 13 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Raffaele Palladino could be missing up to two of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.
Empoli v AC Monza – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Empoli and ASS have faced each other six times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Empoli’s favour (3 – 1). Additionally, ASS have tasted defeat against Empoli in three out of the last four meetings with them. Their most recent encounter in this competition was February 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.
Other players of note for Empoli are Filippo Bandinelli and Sam Lammers with two goals both and for ASS are Stefano Sensi and Pablo Mari with two goals each.