Empoli v Sassuolo: Serie A Match-day 13

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This Saturday sees Empoli go head to head with Sassuolo at Carlo Castellani – Kick-off 3:00pm GMT.

Empoli, currently struggling in fourteenth place, will face the challenge of a visiting, eleventh placed Sassuolo.

With the Serie A season well into its stride, Empoli have managed to gain 11 points

This match sees Empoli looking for a return to form, following a defeat in their last match against Atalanta.

Also, Empoli have a huge task to over-turn their rivals in this match, having already lost two fixtures this season. They currently stand fourteenth in the League, with 11 points for a total of 2 wins, 5 losses and 5 draws having won two meetings, drawn five games, and lost five fixtures.

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

A win in this fixture, would take Empoli’s points from 11 to 14, so far this season.

Empoli’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Paolo Zanetti, ahead of this Saturday’s fixture against their opponents.

Sassuolo’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 15 points this season

Following two straight wins for Sassuolo in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.

Also, Sassuolo need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded three losses in their last four fixtures. With an eleventh position in the league and 4 wins, 5 losses and 3 draws, they currently have 15 points in the League having won four games, drawn three fixtures, and lost five meetings.

Sassuolo now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have won one game, drawn two games, and lost three meetings matches on the road.

Sassuolo will have 18 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Going into Saturday’s game, Alessio Dionisi without four of his players, due to illness or injury.

Empoli v Sassuolo – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Sassuolo with a greater number of wins. In the last 22 meetings, they have enjoyed 12 victories, to Empoli’s seven wins. Also, the last 20 matches against Sassuolo have resulted in eleven wins for Empoli. January 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Sassuolo took all three points winning 1-5 away.

Players to watch

For Empoli, Filippo Bandinelli scoredtwo goals in 12 League games this Serie A Season, while Davide Frattesi, one of their best scorers, has nettedfour goals in 12 League fixtures so far for Sassuolo.

Other standout players for Empoli are Filippo Bandinelli and Sam Lammers with two goals each and for Sassuolo are Andrea Pinamonti and Armand Lauriente with two goals and two goals respectively.