Serie A – Season Continues – Empoli v Cremonese on Match-day 15
Empoli at home against USC – Friday – 8:45pm GMT – Carlo Castellani.
Empoli, currently sitting fourteenth, host eighteenth placed USC on Friday.
Empoli go into this meeting with 14 points secured
Empoli will be hoping to increase their row, after victories over both Napoli and Sassuolo.
Also, Empoli have now lost three of their last four matches, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Paolo Zanetti. Now they have 3 matches won, 6 games lost and 5 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fourteenth place, with a total of 14 points having won three games, drawn five matches, and lost six fixtures.
Empoli have won two meetings, drawn two fixtures, and lost three games of their seven League matches at home this season.
Winning this fixture will see Empoli on 17 points.
Paolo Zanetti could be missing up to four of their players through injury or illness for the game on Friday.
Cremonese under pressure for a result as they go to fancied Empoli on Friday
Having dropped a total of four points in their past two games, Massimiliano Alvini won’t be devastated by those results, but will be eager to secure a consistent run of form.
Also, USC seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with three draws in three matches. They currently stand eighteenth in the League, with seven points for a total of 0 wins, 7 losses and 7 draws having drawn seven fixtures and lost seven matches.
With a poor record on the road, which amounts to four draws and three defeats, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for USC as they travel once more.
Cremonese will see 10 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
USC’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Massimiliano Alvini, ahead of this Friday’s fixture against their opponents.
Empoli v Cremonese – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the clubs have previously played each other seven times with the record being two wins and four draws for Empoli. In addition, the two teams have been unable to break the deadlock in the last three matches, with draws on each occasion. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.
Other standout players for Empoli are Filippo Bandinelli and Tommaso Baldanzi with two goals both and for USC are Daniel Ciofani and Cyriel Dessers with two goals and two goals respectively.