INT vs EMP Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Empoli vs Inter Milan Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: December 29, 07:30 PM, IST
Where: Stadio Carlo Castellani
INT vs EMP Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Empoli will be looking to snap their three-game losing streak when they host Inter Milan in the Serie A at Stadio Carlo Castellani, in Empoli, Italy, on Wednesday night (IST).
At the moment, Empoli are sitting just two places above the relegation zone, and only three-point separate them and 18th placed Bologna heading into this match. But situations can always change either for the good or for the worst and that’s the case with Empoli as well. They may drop into the dreaded zone by the time this round of fixtures complete, also depending on the other results.
And there’s a small matter of the mid-season break which takes place after this weekend. The Serie A will open only in the third weekend of January. So it’s imperative for all the teams that they pick up good results to take positive vibrations to the holidays.
There was a four-game period from November 11 to December 9 where Empoli remained unbeaten in the four games. But quite importantly they won three times and thus managed to accumulate 10 points from the total of 12 on offer.
However, the teams they faced in that period were not formidable in comparison to the teams they will be playing in the next 12 games or so. The match against Inter Milan kick-starts a fixture list which has Genoa, Lazio, AC Milan, AS Roma, Juventus and Napoli on it. That’s seven games against the top quality teams in the next 12 matches.
Giuseppe Iachini and his men need to pull their socks up or Empoli may go down into the Serie B.
A win against a direct rival is one of the sweetest results for any manager or fans of the winning club. But the last match involving Inter Milan and Napoli was a peculiar one (controversy later in the article), especially for the neutral supporters who just love to have a good and close fight in a football league.
Inter won the match 1-0 courtesy of Lautaro Martinez’s strike in the 2nd half injury time. The win did help the Nerazzurri to strengthen their grip at third place and now they also can see Napoli more clearly in the table. But the result may have sucked the life out of Serie A as the loss left Napoli nine points adrift off the pace. It didn’t help Inter as well as they are still a huge 14 points behind the Old Lady. But a Napoli win could have reduced the gap to just six points and with Carlo Ancelotti’s men due to play Juve in the reverse fixture, the Serie A may have been more spicey.
As for the controversy, the San Siro crowd showed the dark side of its fanatism as few sections threw ‘Monkey Chants’ towards Napoli’s defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The repercussions have been devastating for both the clubs.
Inter have been handed a three-game punishment where they will be playing matches behind closed doors, meaning no fans in the ground.
While for Napoli, rumours regarding Koulibaly’s alleged move to Manchester United have intensified and there are even stories that the Stadio San Paolo-based side has lowered its value of one of its biggest name.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Empoli – W D W L L L
Inter Milan – D L D W D W
INT vs EMP Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Empoli vs Inter Milan Team News:
Injured – None.
Suspended – Rade Krunic was given a straight red card in the 3-0 loss against Torino in the last match while Giovanni Di Lorenzo received the fifth booking in the same match and is suspended for this match.
Questionable – No player has been listed as doubtful by Leicester.
Note: Miha Zajc and Luca Antonelli are expected to fill-in for the suspended duo.
Key Players – La Gumina, Caputo
Injured – Inter’s Brazilian left-back Dalbert Henrique remains a long-term absentee and will be sitting out yet another match with an injury.
Suspended – Radja Nainggolan has been temporarily suspended by Inter Milan due to some disciplinary actions, meaning he will not be involved in this match.
Questionable – Versatile footballer Miranda is carrying a knock and has been listed as questionable ahead of this match.
Note: Kwadwo Asamoah returned from suspension in the last match and will be starting the match at left-back.
Key Players – Perisic, Icardi
INT vs EMP Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Empoli– Provedel (GK), Veseli, Silvestre, Maietta; Zajc, Acquah, Bennacer, Traore, Antonelli, La Gumina, Caputo
Inter Milan – Handanovic (GK), Vrsalijko, De Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah, Mario, Brozovic, Valero, Balde, Perisic, Icardi
INT vs EMP Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Inter are favourites in this match and that’s why we have gone with the maximum away players.
Icardi and Caputo provide the best options at the front for both the teams while Milan’s midfield is too talented. We have selected Perisic, and Brozovic while Bennacer and Traore are from Empoli.
Not many chnages here but we have sacrificed Balde for an extra man at the back.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Inter Milan have won 11 times in the last 12 games against Empoli coming into this match. And we back them to extend their streak by one more game.
An away win.
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