Empoli will face Torino at Stadio Carlo Castellani, in Empoli, at Italian Serie A 37th Round. Empoli against Torino is the match with big interest after their previous matches at Italian Serie A and their future, as both teams are extremely interested to win this game. Torina has big chances to be promoted to Europa League and play in Europe one of the biggest competitions. While Empoli is fighting for a place in Serie A. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Empoli this year is playing far away from their best football. Last year they were promoted to Seria A as they played very strong and confident football, and once again they are on a verge of relegation to Serie B. Now Empoli stands at 18th place with 1 point away from Genoa, which is on 17th. Hosts already made a very big step for staying in the highest Italian league by taking 2 wins in a row against Fiorentina and Sampdoria, what was very surprising. At home, Empoli plays a lot better than in road games. In Serie A in the last 7 matches at Stadio Carlo Castellani, they won 4, have drawn 2 and lost only once against Spal. They won in last home games against teams like Fiorentina, Napoli, and Sassuolo. In Serie A, Empoli scored at least one goal in 13 of their 14 home games.
The Blues have a concrete leader of the squad who plays in the front. 31 years old Italian Francesco Caputo played the most minutes this season for the squad and scored 15 goals becoming the 6th best striker in the Serie A. Moreover, 25 years old creative Bosnian Rade Krunic has made 7 assists. Unfortunately, several main squad players will miss the next important match of the season. Antonino La Gumina, Luca Antonelli, Domenico Maietta, and Kevin Diks will miss next game versus Torino due to injuries.
Torino this season look very confident and strong with only 6 defeats in 36 matches. The Bulls stand at 7th place 2 points away from 5th place, or AC Milan with AS Roma. Now guests are on a very confident streak with only one defeat in 16 games and 9 wins. Moreover, they won 3 of their last 4 games. Most interesting that Torino lost only once in away games this season against AS Roma in a tough 3:2 game. Moreover, they have drawn the game with 0:0 result 6 times this season playing away. They are among 4 best defensive teams in Serie A, as conceded only 14 goals in the 18th matches.
As almost every season Andrea Belotti become the best squad striker with 15 scored goals and big impact to teams results. Other best squad players are defenders, as they made very big work to brought the team to another level. Basically, they need to strengthen the squad with fast and creative players and the team will be able to compete for places in European tournaments. This season can be best for the past 20 years for the club. From the main squad, two players (Koffi Djidji and Vittorio Parigini) will miss the next match due to injuries.
In the last 5 games, Empoli won twice in 2015/16 season, twice teams have drawn the matches and Torino won in 18th Round of present season with 3:0 smashing result at Stadio Olimpico di Torino.