Serie A Action at Carlo Castellani – Empoli face Roma

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Empoli at home against Roma – Monday – 8:45pm GMT – Carlo Castellani.

Visitors Roma, will be keen to maintain or improve their League position, (sixth), when they face fifteenth placed Empoli.

This season’s Serie A campaign, has so far seen Empoli achieve four points

A 3rd successive, disappointing result for Empoli will not be acceptable for Paolo Zanetti’s team. They will see this fixture as an opportunity to turn their form around after drawing 2-2 at Salernitana and 1-1 at Hellas Verona.

Also, with four draws in four fixtures, Manager Paolo Zanetti has plenty to ponder, going into the next match, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. Their position is fifteenth in the League and they have four points, that is, 0W, 1L and 4D having drawn four meetings and lost one game.

When Empoli host Roma, they will do so on the back of two darts on their own ground.

Victory for Empoli would take their points tally to 7 so far this season.

It is likely that four key players will miss Monday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Paolo Zanetti and his Empoli team.

Roma’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 10 points this season

Jose Mourinho will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against Udinese and AC Monza.

Also, Roma keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five meetings is astonishing this season. With 10 points (3W, 1L and 1D), they are established in sixth position in the League having won three games, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Roma have won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game of their three League matches playing away this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Roma’s points from 10 to 13, so far this season.

Roma may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Empoli v Roma – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Roma with a greater number of wins. In the last 25 meetings, they have enjoyed 18 wins, to Empoli’s two victories. In addition, Roma have been hugely successful away to Empoli of late, winning 19 fixtures times in the last thirteen. January 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Roma took all three points winning 2-4 away.

Players to watch

For Empoli, Sam Lammers, one of their best scorers, has nettedone goal in five League matches this season, while Paulo Dybala is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in five League fixtures so far for Roma.

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