Italy – Serie A | Hellas Verona VS Empoli; Sunday, 14 January at 01:00 GMT +8

Hellas Verona, after three successful seasons in Serie A, struggled last season and barely escaped relegation. Despite an extra game against Spezia, they won 3:1 and secured one more season. This season, they are 18th with 14 points, one away from the safe zone, and may face relegation battles.

Empoli, who finished 14th in Serie A in the 2021/2022 season, had two similar seasons, but are currently 19th with 13 points, below their point-per-game average from last year. They have averaged only 0.68 points per game, compared to 1.07 and 1.1 in previous seasons.

Darko Lazovic, Pawel Dawidowicz, and Ajdin Hrustic are out with injuries due to red cards and muscle injuries respectively. The team’s defensive end was weakened in the transfer window, with central defender Isak Hien sold to Atalanta and starting right full-back Filippo Terracciano to AC Milan. Attacking winger Yayah Kallon left for Bari on a loan deal.

Liberato Cacace, Tyronne Ebuehi, Simone Bastoni, Gabriele Guarino, Viktor Kovalenko, and Giuseppe Pezzela are expected to miss the Verona game due to a one-game suspension. Bartosz Bereszynski is doubtful. The team added Saba Goglichidze and Szymon Zurkowski during the January transfer window, while attacking midfielder Daniel Maldini left for AC Monza on a loan deal.

Predicted lineups:

Hellas Verona

Goalkeeper: Lorenzo Montipo
Defenders: Jackson Tchatchoua, Diego Coppola, Giangiacomo Magnani, Josh Doig
Midfielders: Tomas Suslov, Michael Folorunsho, Ondrej Duda
Forwards: Cyril Ngonge, Milan Djuric, Jordi Mboula


Goalkeeper: Elia Caprile
Defenders: Sebastiano Luperto, Sebastian Walukiewicz, Ardian Ismajli, Liberato Cacace
Midfielders: Razvan Marin, Alberto Grassi, Youssef Maleh
Forwards: Matteo Cancellieri, Francesco Caputo, Nicolo Cambiaghi

Hellas Verona VS Empoli (Last 6 matches)

  • Hellas Verona – 2 wins
  • Empoli – 1 win
  • Draws – 3

Over all competition record

Italy – Serie A Stats

Empoli is expected to score against Hellas Verona, but their chances may be limited, leading to a tight match with a 2-1 win margin.

Winning probability: Hellas Verona – 44% , Draw – 29% , Empoli – 27%

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