Sassuolo vs Empoli 10/28/2014 Free Serie A Soccer Preview, Odds and Predictions
Empoli vs Sassuolo
Tuesday 28th October 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Sassuolo 6/5 Draw 9/4 Empoli 9/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN; Bein Sports
This one could be billed as the battle of the young strikers in Italy with Zaza and Berardi going up against Pucciarelli. The question is which of them will come out on top. At the moment Sassuolo look like a team rejuvenated. The home draw with Juventus was followed by an away with at Parma and an impressive one at that. Berardi, Taider and Zaza have been impressive in recent weeks and will be hoping to continue that form when they take on an Empoli side that shipped four goals to Cagliari at home at the weekend.
Empoli themselves had a decent start to the season losing narrowly to Udinese and Roma before going on a five game unbeaten streak. The problem for Empoli though has been too many draws. Solid defensively they have struggled to find the net and with Pucciarelli top scorer with only three goals we can see where the main problems lie. Empoli may well go to Sassuolo though in search of a draw and another top defensive display with three draws and one loss in their four away games its not beyond the realms of possibility they will get it too.
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I am not going to try to over analyse this I am taking the home favourite here to get the win. I liked what I have seen from Zaza and Sassuolo since in recent weeks and I think they can move up the table if they continue to perform as they have. Take Sassuolo to win. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo