Stadium: Carlo Castellani (Empoli)
Referee: Matteo Marcenaro
Empoli beat Inter on the road in the previous round and now will face Torino. Will the Blues be able to succeed again?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
In the meeting with Inter, Empoli was helped by the suspension - at the end of the first half, Milan Shkriniar received a second yellow card. However, it is clear that the numerical advantage still needs to be realized. The Blues played competently, almost could not create anything near their goal, and distinguished themselves on the counterattack - the winning goal in 66 minutes was scored by Tommaso Baldanzi. With a score of 1:0, they haven't suffered any defeats so far this year. Before their magnificent victory at the Giuseppe Meazza, the Blues beat Sampdoria and played out a draw with Udinese and Lazio. Empoli is already ninth in the standings and only three points behind the seventh position that will allow them to participate in the Conference League.
The match of the last matchday, in which the team played away against Fiorentina, was crucial for the Turin players. After all, the Bulls have not won a single victory in the second half of the championship - they played 1:1 against Verona and Salernitana and even lost 0:1 on their field to La Spezia. Torino managed to get the most critical points in Florence. Alexey Miranchuk scored the only goal. It was the fourth goal scored by the Russians in the current championship. And Miranchuk's team now takes the eighth place and on two points behind the first European Cup seven.
Expert Betting Tips
Empoli has recently made progress. The team beat Inter in the previous round and did not lose a single match in 2023, including a draw in a meeting with a powerful Lazio. In the game against Torino, Empoli also seems to have a chance of success. On the other hand, the Turin side is not shining after the new year. Although they beat Fiorentina last round, before that, they lost points in matches against outsiders Verona and Salernitana. We are betting on Empoli and assume it will not be the most productive match. After all, a solid defense is a key to success for both teams.