Game: Empoli – AC Milan
Date: 23 September,Tuesday, 2014 year
Start time: 21:45
On Tuesday evening Empoli hosts Milan in a game from fourth round in Seria “A”. Before this meeting, the hosts are on 18th place with a point, while Milan is om 4th position with six points.
In the last round Empoli won his first point since returning to Serie A with draw 2:2 away to Cesena. In their first two games the team of Maurizio Sarri failed to score even a goal and conceded two defeats by Udinese (0:2) and Roma (0:1).
Before the defeat of Roma, Empoli was extremely good run home, winning their last eight games of their own stadium. It best series as the host at the end of the season helped Empoli to return to Serie A. Now the team must again show a good game before their fans if they want to make their way forward in the standings.
At the beginning of the season, almost no one expected that Milan will show much better performance. Milan started with two wins, but during the weekend lost forum the champions Juventus at host with 0:1 . Pippo Inzaghi’s team was very close to equality, but at the end of the match Carlos Tevez brought success to guests.
In the game against Empoli Inzaghi again not be able to rely on Diego López, R. Montolivo and R. Saponara, who are injured In upcoming match Inzaghi might decide to put Fernando Torres together with Menez and El Sharaawy in the starting line-up and give a little break to the Japanese Honda.
The big favorite of the match is clearly Milan, who will try to continue with their good performances.
AC Milan have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches in Serie A.
AC Milan are undefeated in their last 5 away matches against Empoli in all competitions.
In the last meeting in Empoli, the AC MIlan won 3-1.
Empoli: 33 L. Sepe, 2 V. Laurini, 26 L. Tonelli, 24 D. Rugani 23, E. Hysaj, 6 M.Valdifiori 88 M. Vecino 11, D. Croce 10, F. Tavano, 18 S. Verdi, 9 L. Mchedlidze
Milan: 32 C. Abbiati, 20 I. Abate, 25 D. Bonera, 17 C. Zapata, 2 M. De Sciglio, 4 S. Muntari, 34 N. de Jong 16 A. Poli, 92 S. El Shaarawy, 7 J. Méne, 9 Fernando Torres