GEN vs EMP Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Empoli vs Genoa Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When:January 29, 2019, 01:00 AM, IST
Where: Stadio Carlo Castellani
GEN vs EMP Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Empoli’s survival chances will face a home test as they host Girona in the Serie A at Stadio Carlo Castellani, in Empoli, Italy, on Sunday night (IST).
Back in the top-flight after spending just one season in Serie B, Empoli would hope to stay in Serie A for a longer period this time around. Though the danger of relegation looms large over them at the moment as only three points separate them from the bottom three going into the next match.
The goals haven’t been the real problem for the hosts in this campaign. Twenty-four goals from the first 20 matches is a decent return considering they got promoted and never really bought a potent goal-scorer.
It’s the backline which has caused Empoli real problems and robbed them of some precious points. With 39 goals conceded in 20 games, their defence ranks third-worst as things stand in Serie A.
Giuseppe Iachini and his men must shore up at the back in the remainder of the season or they can outscore the opponents to win games. The latter though looks a distant reality.
Genova meanwhile couldn’t continue their red hot form which they showed at the start of the season. They are in a complete mess, and everything looks bleak for the visitors. The relegation is a very much upcoming reality, which could expedite after the sale of Krzysztof Piątek to AC Milan.
The fans and the pundits are looking for the sources which could get Genoa the goals, and unluckily there are not many players out there at Cesare Prandelli’s disposal who could shoulder the burden of finding the back of the net.
Genoa’s win column shows the number five, four of which were recorded in the first six games of the season. So you could see how big and uncanny dip their form has taken into the obscurity. A win can change the mood within the camp and perhaps Empoli could just be brittle enough to succumb under the home pressure.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Empoli – W L L L L D
Genoa – D L W L D L
GEN vs EMP Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Empoli vs Genoa Team News:
Injured – The hosts have just one player missing out with an injury. It’s their 22-year-old forward Antonino La Gumina who remains in the treatment room.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Former AC Milan left-back Luca Antonelli is carrying a knock and will be assessed ahead of the match.
Note: The hosts have some good news before the match. Ismael Bennacer and Rade Krunic both are back in contention after missing the last weekend’s action through suspension.
Key Players – Krunic, Caputo
Injured – Oscar Hiljemark is the only player out with an injury for the visitors at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Genoa got a big amount credited into their bank account through the sale of Krzysztof Piatek to AC Milan. However, they still haven’t signed any replacement for their highest goal scorer this season. That means, in this match, Andrea Favilli or Goran Pandev will have to start at the forward position.
Key Players – Kouame, Pandev
GEN vs EMP Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Empoli– Provedel (GK), Veseli, Silvestre, Rasmussen, Lorenzo, Krunic, Bennacer, Traore, Pasqual, Zajc, Caputo
Genoa– Radu (GK), Biraschi, Zukanovic, Romero, Criscito, Bessa, Velose, Romulo, Lazovic, Pandev, Kouame
GEN vs EMP Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Empoli FANTASY PREDICTION:
Empoli are at home and they should fancy this match against a shorthended visitors. We are backing the hosts to get something out of this match.
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