Pro Vercelli vs Empoli by Enzo
After four could be said negative results as the players of Pro Vercelli has two defeats and two draws, the team managed to improve and surprise most of their fans with narrow 1:0 victory on the road against Novara last weekend. The game itself wasn't very attacking one, with the players of Novara having more of the ball possession, but their visitors looked way more concrete with the ball in their feet.
They were already slightly better in the first halftime, but continued to be more concrete in second as well, taking the lead in 56th minute with a goal from Morra and standing well in the defense without much of problems getting the victory they needed so much. Of course, atmosphere inside the locker room has improved, as they recoreded third victory in the season being now at nineteenth position, having just a point less than safely placed sides and surely that a victory remains their target for this one now.
Hosts are set to miss defender Germano (9/0), but also midfielders Jidayi (3/0), Bifulco (11/1) and forwards Rovini (6/1), Vajushi (8/0) and Vivas who anyway didn't play so far.
Empoli, on the other side, comes from second consecutive game without a victory, as they firstly suffered 2:1 loss away from home against Salernitana in a game where they were slight favorites, but then also made a setback in front of own fans taking just a point in a 1:1 draw against Spezia last weekend and being strong favorites before the match. However, must be said that they were quite a better side from the first minute, but failed to score a goal.
They continued being better in the second part as well, but the visitors were the first ones to score a goal, which happened in 52nd minute via Mastinu, with the players of Empoli attacking quite a lot in the continuation of the match, but all they got was to level up the result in 78th minute via Pasqual, without being able to completely revert the scoreline. The side now dropped to fourth position at the table but are still just two points behind leaders from Frosinone and surely enter this one in order to improve the atmosphere and get so much wanted victory finally.
Guests are set to miss defenders Simic (8/3) and Veseli (10/0) but also midfielder Bennacer (12/0), all three being out with a national selection duty. Suspended is midfielder Castagnetti (13/0), while injured remain defender Pejovic and forward Mchedlidze (both without playing so far anyway).
- Pro Vercelli didn't win in last three home matches.
Pro Vercelli is coming here with improved morale and will be looking for their chance in front of own fans, also being known for playing way more open and attacking football at home ground. Empoli remains a favorite here, but my first betting choice will be going with goals since both teams work way better in attack than the reliability they show in defense. Guests should appear attacking as well, wanting badly to get back to the positions that lead directly to Serie A.