Place: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli).
Date: on the 27th of September, 2018 (Thursday)
Match start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Italy – Serie A – round 6.
The Empoli who has returned to elite of the Italian football has all chances to move back, as according to many experts, this club is the weakest in the championship. On the start of the season Empoli is trying to disprove in every possible way such reputation, having gained 4 points in 5 rounds and taking the 17th place in standings. It is quite good start for modest team but the team needs to fight for points in each match in order to stay in Serie A.
Aurelio Andreazzoli perfectly understands that he has extremely modest squad resources. The club isn’t able to afford throwing away money as it simply doesn’t have any. Nevertheless, Empoli has managed to strengthen the lineup by a number of quite good football players – Antonelli, Rasmussen, Silvestre, Untersee, Acquach, Salih Ucan, La Gumina and Rodriguez. The team leader is the Slovenian midfielder of Miha Zaic and also the skilled Italian forward Caputo.
Great times of this football club remained behind as modern Milan is famous now by its instability of results and regular leapfrog in club’s management. In frames of the new season we see serious squad changes in Milan and Rossoneritake the 13th place in standings of the Serie A. Such results can’t upset the fans of great Italian club therefore we learn about the rumors about the possible resignation of Gennaro Gattuso from his post. In the Europa League Milan has begun its way with a modest victory over Dudelange (1:0) that also doesn’t look solidly.
Some positive news– Higuain who has to become the main striking power of club is gradually gaining experience and the team doesn’t lose four official matches in a row and the squad has a lot more players who haven’t demonstrated their perfect results. As the result, Milan can progress and in this match the team has to play only on a victory.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Empoli vs. Milan
Bookmakers consider Milan to be the favorite of the match, estimating the victory of the famous team with coefficient 1.9. The victory of Empoli is estimated for 4.3 and a draw outcome for 3.52. Despite not the most successful results in the championship demonstrated by Milan, Gattuso’s team all the same remains potentially very strong football club. Total betting on the match is as follows: total over 2.5 for 1.84, total under 2.5 for 1.99.
Milan has to improve the standings thanks to this match as the game of Empoli on the start of the championship is weak. Milan needs time in order that all newcomers of the club have got used to each other and team leaders have begun to demonstrate good results. It is unlikely that it will be a large victory of the guests but Milan is simply obliged to achieve victorious result.